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People who added this item 343 Average listal rating (259 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 3.6
The Room (2003)
Directed by: Tommy Wiseau

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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6
Cilaos (2016)
12/09/17

Directed by: Camilo Restrepo

That was so cool I with there was more!

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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Antiporno (2016)
12/09/17

Directed by: Sion Sono

Part of the Nikkatsu "Roman Porno" reboot series where directors make quick, cheap films with full creative control so long as there is sex throughout. Sono uses this opportunity to muse about freedom of speech and feminist issues in Japan. Its heavy-handed and over-the-top but it is fun and creative. It reminds me of his film "I Am Keiko" in its delivery and design but not nearly as disastrous.

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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
Lady Bird (2017)
12/08/17

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

It had its funny bits but its plain and really disjointed. Feels like it could be any rando indie film from the mid to late 2000's.



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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 2.9
11/17/17

Directed by: Gregg G. Tallas

Some great b-movie moments, not awful pacing and some good old 1950's misogyny. Unfortunately, half the film is at night and its impossible to see anything in those scenes.

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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.1
Kuso (2017)
10/29/17

Directed by: Steve

Its like a horror version of Funky Forest. Lots of fun imagery and I dug all the vignettes.

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People who added this item 315 Average listal rating (200 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4.6
10/28/17

Directed by: Glen Morgan

At its best moments its a solid horror movie with bonus points for some of the really cute ideas it has involving the Christmas theme but the backstory and probably the last half hour didn't do much for me.

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People who added this item 108 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.6
Chopping Mall (1986)
10/29/17

Directed by: Jim Wynorski

Is fun.

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People who added this item 230 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.7
From Beyond (1986)
10/29/17

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

The effects and the lighting are the fucking coolest and its also hilarious.



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People who added this item 332 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 5.9
Begotten (1990)
10/25/17

Directed by: E. Elias Merhige

I mark out for anything overexposed to this extent and I loved how the sound effects and music were equally muddled and while given what it is, it certainly could have been more of a slog but I'm still not sure it needed to be a feature length.

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People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
10/24/17

Directed by: Mario Bava

Of course it looks great, being a giallo and all (plus some tasty Eastmancolor) and its not nearly as convoluted as other films in the genre, plus the ADR is surprisingly tolerable. Unfortunately, its also very dull and the "whodunit" aspect of the film is not even slightly compelling with all these completely undeveloped characters.

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People who added this item 96 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Shin Godzilla (2016)
10/19/17

Directed by: Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi

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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.3
Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
10/06/17

Directed by: Stanley Tong

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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
10/02/17

Directed by: John Erick Dowdle

It's moderately fun but its clear that the only reason it was shot as a found footage film is because it was the easiest way considering the cramped locations. When shooting found footage you kind of have to play by the rules and this film throws out all of those rules almost immediately and having that happen throughout most of the film is distracting to say the least. On the plus side, there's some cool scenes (even if they don't work for found footage) and its entertaining enough throughout. The pacing is pretty rough too as it really just feels like just non-stop shit happening.

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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
09/29/17

Directed by: Nagisa Oshima

There's some really fun and wacky bits but I feel like I should have liked this more. Seems to be a trend with me and Oshima's work. Bonus points for that amazing song in it though.

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People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
09/28/17

Directed by: Jacques Demy

Everything I expected from a Demy film at this point. In other words its really really good.

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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.2
09/26/17

Directed by: Justin Barber

I know people rag on the found footage genre all the time but I still genuinely think there's a lot of interesting things that can be done with it. Now, saying this was an interesting film might be a bit of a stretch but it did have a lot of positive aspects. I thought the presentation was good and its fairly well paced and the filler never feels like filler which is pretty often the case with these. While I don't think it was effective as a horror movie I do commend the restraint shown to not throw in any fake scares or even a single jump scare. This actually felt like someone tried instead of just being shit out by a studio.

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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
A Ghost Story (2017)
09/26/17

Directed by: David Lowery

Is cute.

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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Roma (1972)
09/26/17

Directed by: Federico Fellini

The whole film is really solid but there's also more than a handful of absolute masterclass scenes, in particular the variety show scene might be one of my all time favourites. Fellini is quite possibly the best ever.

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People who added this item 2537 Average listal rating (1430 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
09/25/17

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Bland.

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People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7
Mother! (2017)
09/25/17

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

I really don't know who this film is for. The entire film is allegory but its just so on the nose that there's nothing interesting for anyone following it and the narrative doesn't stand on its own so there's nothing there for anyone not picking up on the allegory. The best thing I can say about it is that it passed the time well enough.

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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.6
09/24/17

Directed by: Jan Gassmann

A modern film.

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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Bullfight (1955)
09/23/17

Directed by: Shirley Clarke

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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.1
09/23/17

Directed by: Shirley Clarke

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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
09/22/17

Directed by: Shirley Clark

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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7
City of Women (1980)
09/21/17

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Holy moly this is super fun and cool.

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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 6.7
09/21/17

Directed by: Karoline Arn & Martina Rieder

The music is super nice and there's a handful of beautiful shots but that's all that's saving this from being a total wash.

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People who added this item 334 Average listal rating (171 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
09/18/17

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Hard to follow but the sets and set-pieces are beyond amazing and as a result every scene is a delight.

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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
09/17/17

Directed by: Jonas Mekas

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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
09/16/17

Directed by: Mamoru Oshii

Despite having little context of these preexisting characters the film is so inherently likable that it didn't even matter.

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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
09/14/17

Directed by: Raoul Ruiz

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People who added this item 593 Average listal rating (307 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
09/14/17

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

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People who added this item 291 Average listal rating (312 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Baby Driver (2017)
09/13/17

Directed by: Edgar Wright

As much as I appreciate the music choices not being uber popular songs (Guardians of the Galaxy) and the music gimmick itself is a lot less obnoxious than I was expecting but the film was just kind of boring and not memorable despite being generally well-made.


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09/13/17

Directed by: Bertrand Mandico

Lacks some of the texture that I've seen in his other work but its still fun and creative.

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People who added this item 559 Average listal rating (317 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Pier (1962)
09/12/17

Directed by: Chris Marker

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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.4
09/07/17

Directed by: Bertrand Mandico

Supremely creative and visually stimulating.

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09/03/17

Directed by: Eric Tsang

The opening scene was a lot of fun but it was only occasionally entertaining afterwards.

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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
08/27/17

Directed by: Chris Marker

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People who added this item 301 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Crumb (1994)
08/26/17

Directed by: Terry Zwigoff

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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
08/25/17

Directed by: Sunao Katabuchi

Safe and bland but the tone is nice.

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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 4.8
Shirome (2010)
08/20/17

Directed by: Koji Shiraishi

So basically they just actually took idol group Momoiro Clover Z on a haunted house tour and built a movie around it and it completely feels like it. Its certainly not effective in anyway but its short and the girls are charming enough to carry it.

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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.5
08/18/17

Directed by: Koji Shiraishi

This certainly continues the trend of Shiraishi's traditional horror movies paling in comparison to his found-footage style films. Its still a passable film despite some major logic issues and its not bogged down with the typical, drawn-out research and/or detective work sequences that tend to plague this genre though that does makes it feel a tad underdeveloped.

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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.2
08/17/16

Directed by: Koji Shiraishi

Of course its not very good but its really cute and funny.

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(My) Secret Agent Zed (2014)
08/12/17

Directed by: Judy Whale

Cringe



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Lithargic Gestures (2017)
08/12/17

Directed by: Deana Restivo

Pretty basic stock film manipulation.



5/10
Spirit (2014)
08/12/17

Directed by: Jillian McDonald

It looks fine but its definitely too long.



5/10
What Is an Object? (2015)
08/12/17

Directed by: Stephanie Deumer

Interesting but a bit too meta/modern for my tastes.



7/10
No More Than a Breath (2017)
08/12/17

Directed by: Natalie Hunter

The colour treatment is nice but uses some techniques that, while being fairly well handled, are inherently cheesy.



7/10
People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Toni (1935)
08/08/17

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Enjoyable and nicely shot.

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People who added this item 71 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
08/07/17

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Just a pleasant, well paced drama.

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