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2018.12.31  This movie has an online cover Critters 1 (1986)B
2018.12.31  This movie has an online cover Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)B
2018.12.31  This movie has an online cover Critters 3: You Are What They Eat (1991)C+
2018.12.31  This movie has an online cover Critters 4: They'Re Invading Your Space (1991)C+
2018.12.29  This movie has an online cover Starman (1984)B+
2018.12.28  This movie has an online cover 1900 (1976)A+
2018.12.28  This movie has an online cover Heaven's Gate (1981)A
2018.12.28  This movie has an online cover Black Caesar 2: Hell Up In Harlem (1973)B+
2018.12.23  This movie has an online cover Flesh+Blood (1985)A
2018.08.18  This movie has an online cover Legend Of Hell House, The (1973)B+
2018.08.13  This movie has an online cover Opera (1987)A-
2018.08.13  This movie has an online cover Team America: World Police (2004)A
2018.08.13  This movie has an online cover Inglourious Basterds (2009)A
2018.08.13  This movie has an online cover Three Mothers 1: Suspiria (1977)A+
2018.05.28  This movie has an online cover Living Dead 3, Day Of The Dead, The (1985)A
2018.05.28  This movie has an online cover Total Recall (1990)A
2018.01.04  This movie has an online cover Dead Ringers (1988)A-
2018.01.04  This movie has an online cover Secuestro Express (2004)C-
2011.09.09  What Does Horror Mean To You? at Brutal As Hell
2011.08.25  Not Quite Hollywood review at Brutal As Hell
2011.08.03  Wolfen At Brutal As Hell
2011.08.03  Confessions At Brutal As Hell
2011.03.06  30 Fulci Blvd., A Lucio Fulci Primer
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2011.09.09 - What Does Horror Mean To You? at Brutal As Hell

I am starting to write this article right after I just finished watching Dario Argento?s Stendhal Syndrome for the third time in about two years. I am fascinated by it because it is likely Argento?s last good/great film (Dracula 3D doesn?t look very promising so far), and because surprisingly, what disturbs me the most is the brutality of the film and that Dario put his own daughter Asia at the center of it. Talk about a Freudian setup. Additionally, the movie is gorgeous. Yes, its use of digital effects is very crude, even for the time, but the film is otherwise very polished in the greatest Argento tradition. I appreciate that. I also appreciate Asia greatly....

Read the rest at Brutal As Hell at http://www.brutalashell.com/2011/08/what-does-horror-mean-to-you/.


2011.08.25 - Not Quite Hollywood review at Brutal As Hell

 Documentaries about films are a tricky affair. Either they have to be about an incredible film, or the documentary itself has to be cool and uncover little known nuggets about a cult classic, or they have to paint an epic movement and give you tons of information, references, and cool interviews. Not Quite Hollywood is of the latter kind, but unlike the recent American Grindhouse, it manages to pile on so much energy, laughs, outrageous interviews and cool film bits...

Read the rest on Brutal As Hell at http://www.brutalashell.com/2011/08/review-not-quite-hollywood-the-wild-untold-story-of-ozploitation/.


2011.08.03 - Wolfen At Brutal As Hell

An old review of mine about  Wolfen (1981) got re-published at Brutal As Hell recently: http://www.brutalashell.com/2011/07/retro-review-wolfen/.


2011.08.03 - Confessions At Brutal As Hell

My recent review of Confessions (2010) at Brutal As Hell: http://www.brutalashell.com/2011/06/18107/.

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Critters 4: They'Re Invading Your Space (1991) reviewed on 2018.12.31Rated 2.5 stars. Click here for details...

I really enjoyed the Critters series. Although the quality kept going down from one installment over the next, it retained an energy and a sense of low-budget fun throughout. This fourth installment is a lot of fun in spite of its low budget.


- Laurent Hasson

Critters 3: You Are What They Eat (1991) reviewed on 2018.12.31Rated 2.5 stars. Click here for details...

Part III was filmed at the same time as part IV even though the 2 films are quite distinct. Budget was low, but again, the filmmakers managed to pull a rabbit out of their hats. The film remains fun to watch even if production value fell apart and the Critters were less developed than in the first 2 films.


- Laurent Hasson

Critters 2: The Main Course (1988) reviewed on 2018.12.31Rated 3.5 stars. Click here for details...

This sequel manages to keep the fun alive and add a few more tricks (e.g., the Critters ball) to make this almost as enjoyable as the first one. It loses some of the family intimacy that was so essential to the success of the first one, but gains in scope with a larger story and a larger cast.


- Laurent Hasson

Critters 1 (1986) reviewed on 2018.12.31Rated 3.5 stars. Click here for details...

This is a fun PG-13 horror flick from the 80's that spawned 3 sequels. Cool creatures, endearing characters and fun execution all around makes this an entertaining film. Besides the humor throughout, it's the intimacy of the family at the center of the story that really sells the film.


- Laurent Hasson

Starman (1984) reviewed on 2018.12.29Rated 4 stars. Click here for details...

I did not enjoy this film very much when i first saw it way back when it came out. It had remained until now one of my lesser liked Carpenter films. I got to rewatch it a few days ago and really enjoyed it this time. It's still not on my top carpenter list, but not at the bottom either. A fantastic central performance from Bridges, a great road-story and genuinely touching romantic moments elevate this film beyond sci-fi kitsch.


- Laurent Hasson

Black Caesar 2: Hell Up In Harlem (1973) reviewed on 2018.12.28Rated 4 stars. Click here for details...

A direct sequel to the first film, similar in cool execution and fiery lead. A bit more action and intrigue than the first one, i really liked it. Only minus is for the soundtrack that is not as good.


- Laurent Hasson

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