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While at dinner with my parents tonight, I learned the guy who used to sing in the church band at the church I went to as a kid also sang this:
Lucha Underground is streaming on Netflix now, I'm only a few episodes in, but I'm enjoying it so far.
Deadly Prey - Delightfully awful/awesome 1987 action movie with Cameron Mitchell and Troy Donahue. One-liner city.
Beyond Outrage - Sequel to Beat Takeshi's Outrage, which was a decent yakuza drama, but I liked this one much more. Tense, slow and punctuated with short and extremely effective violence. Would recommend to fans of Infernal Affairs and The Departed.
The Love Witch - Wow! I don't think I could recommend this to anybody who isn't at least familiar with late 60s/early 70s Eurosleaze, for this is a tribute to and feminist subversion of the sexy thrillers and horror of Jean Rollin, Jess Franco and Sergio Martino, in the way that Amer was a fetishist tribute to Argento and Aldo Lado. Director Anna Biller absolutely hits the nail on the head with the look of those films (particularly Martino's Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key and All the Colors of the Dark). The luridly saturated colors are beyond beautiful (my god, the REDS), along with the costuming, sets, cars, etc. New movies trying to capture the 70s Italian flavor usually fall flat, and while this does veer toward a winky Danger 5 sensibility at times due to one of the main actors being just a little too hammy, it mostly plays it straight while delivering a cool story without delving into shitty grindhouse pastiche. <3
Midnight Ride - Michael Dudikoff is a creepy abusive husband who has to save his wife from serial killer Mark Hamill. Gore fx by Gino Rossi, who did the splatter for Zombie, Cannibal Ferox, Burial Ground and other Italian masterpieces. Oh, and Robert Mitchum as a doctor. B+
Blast of Silence - 1961 US gangster noir. Amazing stuff, A+
Why does Acid Mothers have to be on the same night as Meat Puppets?
Desierto - This kinda surprised me after reading some not so glowing reviews. Pretty tense stuff at times, and beautifully shot. There isn't a whole lot of character development or plot beyond the The Most Dangerous Game thing going on, but that's not really the point. Liked it.
How I Live Now - Very good "what if a nuke went off in London" story about a group of kids surviving in the rather realistic aftermath in the English countryside. Think an intelligent Red Dawn without any of the macho Cold War action hero bullshit. Excellent.
Paranoiac - Super kickass b&w Hammer thriller with Oliver Reed as... a volatile drunk! Needless to say he nails it, and the story would make a great double bill with any convoluted giallo, although this one actually makes sense.
You have my sincere condolences, warsaw.