Here’s my movie log organized by title for those of you who like alphabets.
A good premise that sorta spoils itself by being a pseudo sequel to Cloverfield. A least there is no shaky-cam.
This is a zero-budget Italian take on post-nuclear sci-fi. It is utterly derivative and filled with bad acting, plot... more
Japanese slow burner about roommate strife that builds to the incredible climax.
Classic Western. Okay.
This is a classic Kung-Fu film from the Shaw Brothers that doesn’t quite have the artistic flair that I look for in... more
This is a gorgeous martial arts film which features an all-star cast of Hong Kong action heroes (most of... more
Another one of these sub-culture documentaries which follows the formula: Identify sub-culture, show the originators, show the people who... more
In the middle of the film I kind of forgot that it opens in with crazy dreamy imagery. It... more
This is nothing you haven’t seen a hundred times before in war movies. The Russian perspective of Afganistan is... more
A police thriller in which the hero is a 60 year old detective who constantly thinks his 26 year... more
Outside of Demons, I have not see many of Lamberto Bava’s films. A Blade in the Dark has a few really effective... more
The story of a finely attired gringo mercenary who falls in with a group of banditos in a scheme... more
Admittedly, I didn’t really give this one my full attention while I watched. At one point when I came... more
Long before he directed Journey to the West, Stephen Chow starred in this version of the Monkey King’s story. The... more
Mediocre giallo featuring Klaus Kinski in search of his estranged wife’s killer. Noteworthy moments: super fake model train vs.... more
I’ve written before on this Web site how there is a standard documentary being produced these days that shows the “community” that... more
The first MGM Marx Brothers movie looks great and finally has a real story to follow, but none of... more
Carol Baker returns in another early giallo about a murder plot in which a wife is killed on a... more
Mildly intriguing but, beyond the acting, fails on many fronts.
Sam Raimi directed this serviceable bit of 90s noir in which a trio of Minnesota lads discover a gym... more
Having blunted the needle on my iTunes from playing Bobby Womack’s title song so much I thought it was... more
This movie is part of a DVD double feature with the amazing Hercules. See my review of that film for my take... more
Something must have happened to Lucio Fulci around 1982-83. That seems to be about the time he decided his... more
German speaking Spanish conquistadors float down a river in search of El Dorado and eventually the title character goes... more
This was a slight twist on a typical teen slasher movie. A very, very slight twist which you will... more
This was a strange, dreamy giallo that reminded me a lot of Bava’s Lisa and the Devil. At any moment... more
Stylish Mexican horror movie. Surreal imagery overshadows the weak plot. Sorta falls apart towards the end of the second... more
I went into this knowing what to expect on the music side of things. It’s a further exploration of... more
My expectations were high for Annihilation. I thought the director’s previous movie Ex Machinia was one best science fiction films I has... more
Bleh, these super hero movies need to end. While can’t say I was bored by Ant-Man, it just felt ho-hum... more
Back to a sitcom-level Marvel movie. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the light tone but after Infinity War... more
For a movie that is so infamous for its gore, there certainly isn’t much to see here. The shock... more
Starts out interesting but loses focus in the second, exorcist wannbe, half.
The companion piece to 2LDK. Not as good, and a bit too talky and not enough fighting.
Interesting documentary co-produced Penn Jillete that dissects a single raunchy joke. Lots of funny moments and lots of interesting... more
A sci-fi film about a bunch of space squids that communicate with coffee rings. Another blockbuster that steals plot... more
Falls apart when it attempts to become high-minded satire near the end, but the characterizations of art school stereotypes... more
A British mystery thriller featuring Suzi Kendall. The more I see of Suzi the more I like her acting... more
Low budget sci-fi from the 50s. Only noteworthy for its hard-scifi aspirations.
Amateurish production values and acting hinder this fairly effective independent horror film from the Philippines.
I stopped going out of my way to see these superhero films quite some time ago. As a result,... more
The story is not very interesting and the movie is almost 60% dudes fighting in the sky lameness. We’re... more
Finally, my quest to watch all these movies has come to an end. It’s a fitting climax but is... more
The years of dudes fighting in the sky and blue LASERs of death have lead to this event movie.... more
The first film in the Shaw Brothers four-pack DVD I just bought. I loved USA Network’s Kung Fu Theater when I... more
The concept of this movie is that all the action and camera work is scripted to go along with... more
After having read the comic a few months back I thought it would be a good time to finally... more
Bava doesn’t quite have the monster movie thing down. Has it’s moments, but overall just a mediocre Gothic horror.
Another cult movie which I’ve known about forever, but never bothered to watch. I didn’t expect this to be... more
Dueling clans seek to attain the highest level of kung-fu: silkworm style. The fighter literally shoots out webs of... more
The best of the modern Batman movies. Forgoes the theatrics in an attempt to bring the comic into a... more
Another Japanese movie. This one is about a future where the only way to keep those rotten kids under... more
An okay horror movie with some annoying acting at the beginning but it get better as the horror ratchets... more
The only reason to watch this movie is to get a feel for how the sound design was created... more
I’ve written about Troll 2 here before. Basically, Troll 2 is the epitome of a so-bad-it’s-good movie. Best Worst Movie is a documentary that follows several... more
Metaphysical Fulci Zombie movie. Lots of close-up gore and some good atmospheric scares.
I really did not like this movie at all. I was really excited to watch it. The still frames... more
This film is an Italian Exorcist rip-off that takes forever to get to the puking, cursing demon action. The first two... more
Apparently this is a very important movie and a touchstone of Italian cinema. All I know it’s severely lacking... more
The Big Doll House is a 70s women-in-prison film which featured Pam Grier in more of a supporting role. The... more
Low, low budget Japanese zombie movie. Terrible make-up. No scares. There are a few funny gags though: finger sushi... more
Dario Argento murder thriller. Fairly ridiculous plot, but makes up for it in style, pacing and music.
Incredibly bad film. Horrible acting, dialog and effects. The net result is an incredibly fun, so-bad-it’s-good movie that you... more
Stylish but overly confusing (too many red heads!) and an unsatisfying ending hinder this giallo.
I think this might be the fourth Italian horror movie I’ve seen that’s based on Poe’s story, The Black Cat.... more
Very well done proto-slasher film with a star-studded cast. Despite the title, Christmas doesn’t play much of a role... more
This is not so much a parody as a straight-up recreation of a low budget 70s black exploitation film.... more
Black Magic is a strange mix of horror and bumbling romantic comedy. Nothing in this movie makes any sense and... more
This is a sequel in name only to the excellent Black Magic. It’s still about an evil voodoo magician, but in... more
And here we go again with what I thought was going to be another sleazy women in prison movie.... more
I can’t believe how much praise this Marvel installment received. It’s so cheesy but takes itself way too seriously.... more
Collection of 3 horror tales. They vary in quality but the last is superb.
A small, slow moving horror movie about boarding school girls and the devil. There’s lots of hard to hear... more
I’ve tried to like the original Blade Runner. I’ve watched it several times, in several different “official” final, FINAL and... more
Surprisingly good drug cartel style 80’s actioner about a blind martial artist hero played very well by Rutger Hauer.
A surprisingly good Japanese martial arts/gangster film. The time and setting, with a mix of cars and kimonos, is... more
My first Mario Bava movie. The blue print of the modern slasher film. There’s lots of stylized lighting but... more
Disc two in this Shaw Brothers set is the weakest of the lot. A pair of bandits join with... more
If you’ve seen my Planet Pimp Records site, then you know all about this movie. Planet Pimp regular Michael Lucas directed... more
A ridiculous Gothic horror from 1965 that features a crazed executioner in crimson wresting tights who tortures and kills... more
Blow Up is a movie that I have often heard referenced in relation to other movie’s I love, most notably Deep... more
Western with a twist that shows its hand in the first frame of the movie but you very quickly... more
Does not live up to the hype, but has its moments.
Another exciting Italian crime thriller directed by Fernando Di Leo, director of Caliber 9. All the characters are scum, even the... more
A small-time hood uses his fighting mastery to become the boss of his own gang. Features a fight with... more
This was a lot like John Wick in that it depicts a fantastical version of crime movie. But Brawl is a bit more... more
Cheesy Italian horror film about a taxidermist who is infatuated with his dead girlfriend. It’s a character study without... more
This one is so bad it’s good. Another Italian zombie movie. This one has bad overly lit make-up, no... more
More 80s horror catch-up for me. I wasn’t sure if this movie was so well known merely for it’s... more
This is a slasher movie with a twist. The unique thing here is that the twist is revealed in... more
This was a movie that we were told about in art history classes when talking about German expressionist painting.... more
This should be a standard Roger Corman women in prison movie, but it was directed by Jonathan Demme and... more
Caliber 9 is a highly regarded Eurocrime thriller about an ex-con who is released from prison and everyone suspects he’s... more
I have been slowly working my way through Tim Lucas’s All the Colors of the Dark mega-book about Mario Bava. Whenever... more
The story of the rift between the Avengers was not very compelling and is more of an excuse to... more
I didn’t really mind the first third of the movie when The Cap’n is all weak and weirdly CGI... more
This one is a little better than the last few Marvel movies I’ve watched. The first half is basically... more
I have largely ignored superhero movies since the first Avengers movie. I never really dislike the ones I’ve seen,... more
The guy from the new Star Warses is a card player and gambler who learned his trade after 10... more
Well done giallo with a decent plot and a fair ending.