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|65 82%||Tenet (2020) - Sep 25, 2020
"A bit conflicted on this: it takes courage to do a big budget film with a concept that will go way over head head for many. Technically this is quality work and there are multiple great action scenes. Script is more like a carefully planned technical plan with little room for emotions. Characters are merely instruments; we don't really know why Debicki's character was so important for the protagonist. For a Finn, it was also a bit weird to see big action scenes set in Estonia."
|58 59%||La corrupción de Chris Miller (1973) - Sep 25, 2020
"This Spanish Giallo was made in '73 but feels more like the late 60's Italian ones. It has surprisingly little nudity and kills; mainly one brutal scene where the killer attacks a whole family. It has an interesting mood and the script provides enough twists to keep you guessing. The countryside setting adds flavor although it mostly takes place inside the house; it could almost work as a play. Jean Seberg was also quite good and I think this has been unjustly labeled as a lesser work for her."
|50 31%||Occhi di cristallo (2004) - Sep 23, 2020|
|58 59%||The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) - Sep 23, 2020
"After focusing on Italy for too long, it's been a delight to dive into Spanish genre films. This one has great locations: autumn forest, manor, ruins and the beach. It has a strong atmosphere, but the pace is bit too slow and it's at least 10 mins overlong. Plot leaves room for interpretations. There are a couple of very gory scenes that stand out and plenty of nudity. Andreu gets to play a good(?) guy for a change and Bastedo and Martin are beautiful. Music is not A-class but serviceable."
|40 12%||My Horse, My Gun, Your Widow (1972) - Sep 21, 2020|
|40 12%||Day of Judgment (1971) - Sep 21, 2020|
|50 31%||The Bloodstained Shadow (1978) - Sep 21, 2020|
|50 31%||I Want Him Dead (1968) - Sep 21, 2020|
|55 49%||Hands of a Gunman (1965) - Sep 21, 2020
"I had seen this ages ago on a murky VHS, and it didn't make an impression. After watching the Koch blu-ray, I appreciated it more and the rocky terrain looked quite nice. Stylistically, this early paella western is close to American B-westerns, but it's very bleak. No one ends up happy in this tale of revenge. It's like a 60's paella version of Unforgiven. Hill is not yet very charismatic in this and his acting is at times lacking, but as a whole, I liked this more than I thought I would."
|50 31%||The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966) - Sep 17, 2020
"It's taken me this long to get to the early Franco films, so it was interesting to see how "normal" his first were. It can be bundled with early 60's Gothic horrors from Bava, Margheriti, etc., although this one has more sci-fi elements. There's also a moody night club scene which definitely has echoes of his later films like Vampyros Lesbos. Franco also has a small, comedic role - almost to emphasize that the films should not be taken too seriously. Interesting, but IMO an over-rated one."