Retro Ramblings

Reports from the dusty corners of filmland

Archive for September, 2009

Daughters of Darkness (1971)

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

In his excellent assessment of bloodsucking fiends, The Vampire Cinema (1977), David Pirie described this film as a highly dense and impressive achievement. He went on to say that “the overall framework of ideas is not just sexual but political. The indolence and social alienation of the characters seem to breed the basic perversions on […]

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Here is a re-post of the review I originally wrote for Cinema Retro last month. I thought I may as well put it on here too:
Back in 1995, I thought Quentin Tarantino could do no wrong. After the quadruple whammy of Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, True Romance and Natural Born Killers, it seemed as though […]

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My Name is Bruce (2007)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Recently I’ve had something of a reversal of fortune, where I’m watching films faster than I can review them here. There’s now quite a backlog which I am determined to work through. this has become such a habit for me now, that to watch a film and not blog about it seems a waste. I […]

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Queen Kong (1976)

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

What can I possibly say about this film? It is pretty much summed up in that picture. I’ve been curious about this film for quite some time, but I got particularly intrigued when I interviewed Valerie Leon last year (for an upcoming edition of Cinema Retro) and asked her about it. What made this film […]

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Prey/ Terror CD soundtrack released!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

I recently picked up this new CD release, and asĀ it’s movie-related I thought I’d post a link to my review of it on the Cinema Retro website. I’d just like to point out that I am not affiliated in any way with Moscovitch music, but I am a Norman J. Warren fan!

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Leprechaun (1993)

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

There are some movies that I have been aware of for a long, long time, but never got around to watching, despite knowing it’s probably the kind of film I will enjoy. Leprechaun has been on that list. I kind of wish I had first seen this around the time of its release, when I […]

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