Carrie Pilby (2016)

Although I’m probably going to focus more on the negative stuff when talking about this movie, let it be established here that despite all that, overall, I still found it to be an okay watch and walked away from it with a generally positive feeling. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on […]

Wet Woman in the Wind (2016)

It was exciting news when I first learned about Nikkatsu’s plans to relaunch its famed Roman Porno line with a slate of five new movies, this time around featuring already established talents such as Sion Sono and Hideo Nakata in the director’s seat. After having now seen two of the five new entries, the results […]

House of Dracula (1945)

With all the famous Universal monsters teaming up in a single movie (yes, I know they already did it in House of Frankenstein, but I haven’t seen that one yet, so shut up) I was actually pretty interested in seeing House of Dracula. I mean, this is a classic monster mash up picture, with Dracula […]

Paris Is Burning (1990)

From what I’ve read, when Jennie Livingston’s Paris Is Burning was originally released, it took both the critics and the film festival circuit by storm, and it’s not hard to see why. It really speaks volumes that the film feels as important today as it did when it originally came out in the early 90s. […]

The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

How strange that instead of immediately making a sequel to the original 1932 The Mummy, which was a success at the box office and starred Universal’s rising star Boris Karloff, the executives instead chose to wait several years before any follow up, and when they finally did do another movie with the mummy, it was […]

Skidoo (1968)

Here’s an interesting bit of trivia, it’s been said that Groucho Marx took LSD in preparation for his role as God (as in, a guy named God who’s running a crime syndicate, not the Judeo-Christian god God) in this movie. In retrospect, I wish I had been able to take some acid too when watching […]

After the Ball / Après le Bal (1897)

Youtube really has become a treasure trove when it comes to finding relatively obscure public domain silent films made in the late 19th century. It’s a niché interest, I admit.  But anyway, case in point, without Youtube I probably never would have seen Georges Méliès‘ After the Ball, starring Jehanne d’Alcy, the future wife of […]