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I watch on average more than 2 movies a day. I consume movies, with a strong focus on foreign fares (mostly Asian) and off-beat oddities. I built this site to keep track of my DVD collection, write reviews, maintain a blog where i write weekly about the US Box office numbers and various movie-related news, keep track of every movie i watch, collect DVD covers and set-up virtual shelves and so on. RatingMovies.ComŽ was born and grew from there.

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2018.06.24  N/A  This movie has an online cover Lethal Weapon 1 (1987)
2018.06.24  N/A  This movie has an online cover Prince Of Darkness (1987)
2018.06.24     I, Tonya (2017)
2018.06.23  N/A   Black Lightning (2009)
2018.06.23    Lucky (2017)
2018.06.22    Darkest Hour (2017)
2018.06.21    Murder On The Orient Express (2017)
2018.06.20     Molly'S Game (2017)
2018.06.19  B-   Gringo (2018)
2018.06.19     Gun Shy (2017)
2018.06.18     Florida Project, The (2017)
2018.06.17     Mante, Season 1, La (2017)
2018.06.16     Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 (2018)
2018.06.15     Witnesses, Season 2 (2017)
2018.06.06     Grace And Frankie, Season 4 (2017)
2018.06.06     Orbiter 9 (2017)
2018.06.05     6 Days (2017)
2018.06.05     Kissing Booth, The (2018)
2018.06.05     Anon (2018)
2018.06.04     Candy Jar (2018)
2018.06.03     Beyond Skyline (2017)
2018.06.03     Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution (2017)
2018.06.03     When We First Met (2018)
2018.06.03     Blockbuster (2018)
2018.06.02     Worricker 1: Page Eight (2011)
2018.06.02     Worricker 2: Turks And Caicos (2014)
2018.06.02     Worricker 3: Salting The Battlefield (2014)
2018.06.02  C-   Herbert West Reanimator (2017)
2018.06.02     Ibiza (2018)
2018.05.29  B+   Queen Of Versailles, The (2012)
2018.05.29     Timer (2009)
2018.05.28     Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
2018.05.28  B-   Mute (2018)
2018.05.28  C+   Psychokinesis (2018)
2018.05.28    Pulse (1988)
2018.05.27   This movie has an online cover Total Recall (1990)
2018.05.27   This movie has an online cover Wolfen (1981)
2018.05.27     It'S Alive 3: Island Of The Alive (1987)
2018.05.27     It'S Alive 2: It Lives Again (1978)
2018.05.27  A-   Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
2018.05.26  N/A  This movie has an online cover Black Emanuelle 09: The Last Cannibals (1977)
2018.05.26  N/A   Black Emanuelle 04: The deadly Black Cobra (1976)
2018.05.25    Shape Of Water, The (2017)


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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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Total Recall (1990) reviewed on 2018.05.28Rated 4.5 stars. Click here for details...

 Still one of my favorite film of all times. Perfect tongue-in-cheek writing, incredible action and visuals, great sci-fi concepts, perfect cast and so on and so on.

- Laurent Hasson

Living Dead 3, Day Of The Dead, The (1985) reviewed on 2018.05.28Rated 4.5 stars. Click here for details...

I know some Zombie aficionados may feel offended here, but the third installment in George Romero's Zombie saga is my favorite of the lot. It has an incredible soundtrack, the best and most creative gore of the series, and real human tension that i found missing in other films. And of course, Bub is maybe the coolest zombie ever put on film.

- Laurent Hasson

Secuestro Express (2004) reviewed on 2018.01.04Rated 1.5 stars. Click here for details...

Trying to be raw and uncut, this film ends up being funny in spite of itself, filled with overacted unrelatable characters and extreme situations that too often borrow more from Venezuelan soap operas than gritty thrillers.

- Laurent Hasson

Dead Ringers (1988) reviewed on 2018.01.04Rated 4.5 stars. Click here for details...

Not my favorite Cronenberg. I like his earlier, crazier, work a lot more. But it's hard to not admit that he has achieved here a level of storytelling, maturity and gravitas he had not reached before. I just wished the final execution had been a bit "crazier".

- Laurent Hasson

Barry Lyndon (1975) reviewed on 2018.01.04Rated 4.5 stars. Click here for details...

I haven't watched this movie in at least 25 years and it always stuck in my mind as a lesser Kubrick film. I never connected... until now. I loved it. Lush soundtrack, cinematography, art direction, and an epic 3h long story that i thought kept on getting more and more interesting. Still not my favorite Kubrick film by a long shot, but a fantastic film nevertheless.

- Laurent Hasson

Women Behind Bars (1975) reviewed on 2017.12.26Rated 1 star. Click here for details...

I heard so much about this film. It has reached a cult status over the years, and its director, Jesus Franco is also considered by many as a cult director of European trash and exploitation films (and i use those terms with the greatest of respect). But it simply didn't make it for me. I watched an enormous quantity of exploitation films this year, but i must admit that none bored me as much as those from Mr. Franco. I really don't get it, and this is just another one of his films where i fight sleep while watching it, something that is not supposed to happen when watching a "women in prison" exploitation flick.

Compared to this, Women In Fury (1985) which i watched around the same time too is a masterpiece. Unless you want to watch this for completeness reasons for the genre, i don't recommend wasting 75mn of your life here.

- Laurent Hasson

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