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October 23, 2005

Almost Human (1974)

IMDB: Almost Human (1974)


Even with Henry Silva, this film was unwatcheable -- not scary, not thrilling, no characters worth caring for -- sorry.

Rating: 4

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Opera (1987)

IMDB: Opera (1987)

Only a few scenes worth mentioning with regard to horror -- perhaps this wasn't the D'argento I should have started with, but it was quite tame for my tastes.

Rating: 5

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

IMDB: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

I really wanted to like this film, but other than looking good on celluoid, there's really not much to say.

Rating: 4

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The King of New York (1990)

IMDB: The King of New York (1990)

Two words: Christopher Walken -- pretty hard to make a crime drama that doesn't work with this guy. :-)

Rating: 6

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Love Liza (2002)

IMDB: Love Liza (2002)

Although quite dark in theme, once again Phillip Seymore Hoffman, arguably the best thespian of the day, portrays a strongly disturbed and hurt character with passion and grace.

Rating: 7

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I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

IMDB: I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Without a doubt, the *best* women's gonzo revenge film to date. Mostly criticized for its anti-woman theme, it's difficult to find an audience that doesn't want to cheer when Camille Keaton's character gets back at the lower forms of life.

Rating: 6

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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

IMDB: Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

This classic last stand Alamo in the city drama was John Carpenter's lighthouse beacon to the world that he was a filmmaker to be reckoned with.

Rating: 7

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Night Moves (1975)

IMDB: Night Moves (1875)

So slow I couldn't stay away through it.

Rating: 4

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Prime Cut (1972)

IMDB: Prime Cut (1972)

Great 'Bad Boys' fare with Gene Hackman being the true scum of the earth and Lee Marvin as hitman seeking redemption.

Rating: 7

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Beautiful Creatures (2000)

IMDB: Four Brothers (2005)

A little slow moving, but not to be discarded as another in the line of 'girls get back atchya' films

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Four Brothers (2005)

IMDB: Four Brothers (2005)

The Boyz n the Hood director does an ok family revenge movie. Wahlberg is tolerable, but suspension of disbelief is a requirement for what transpires.

Rating: 5

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