Death Note (2017)

I’ve always had a funny relationship with anime and manga. Early on, there was a suggestion that it was tripe, and it was early enough that I nodded and took it as true. Then, I picked up my first issue of Fangoria–#145. It had articles on the live adaptations of Fist of the North Star and Crying Freeman. […]

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Death Proof (2007)

My strange distaste for Quentin Tarantino is well-documented. It's strange, though, because there are not many of his films I actively dislike, and I tend to like him in interviews (and even in acting roles). Certainly his fans are often a big part of my distaste, many of them thinking entirely too much of the […]

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Das Boot (1981)

NOTE: This review refers to the 209 minute “Director’s Cut.” Das Boot has a peculiar release history, having a number of cuts not far from Blade Runner, but a much greater disparity in running time between any of them. Originally released theatrically at 150 minutes, later in two miniseries forms, one set of three 100 […]

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The Descent (2005)

I've seen Dog Soldiers and, oddly enough, Doomsday, but only just saw The Descent (wait, what's with all the D's, Neil?–and your upcoming one is a D too? Weird…). I shrugged it off originally (surrounded as it was by things like The Cave, plus the fact that it received wide release in American theatres as […]

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Deathline [aka Raw Meat] (1972)

While much is made of the dismal organization and general quality of a certain retail electronics and media establishment (one which I’ll forego naming in the interest of avoiding that as a subject of this review) especially as compared to their product-equivalent competitor, I’ve often noticed a more varied selection of horror wandering their shelves–generally […]

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Domino (2005)

My original comments on Domino, around the time of its theatrical release: I am suddenly struck with the strong desire to see: […]3) Domino. I know, I know. Tony Scott? MTV jumpy editing? Boom bang action? Blah blah blah? Well, I liked Man on Fire quite a bit. I don’t fault Tony for choosing the […]

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The Duellists (1977)

The Napoleonic Wars are hardly the place I’d’ve imagined the man who gave us Alien and Bladerunner would have started, but then, he has gone on to make period films like Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven, so I’m probably coming from a bias of preference for the more fantastic (in the subject matter sense) films. […]

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