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2016.11.30  This movie has an online cover Animal Crackers (1930)A-
2016.11.30  This movie has an online cover Horse Feathers (1932)A-
2016.11.03  This movie has an online cover Graffiti Bridge (1990)C
2016.10.15  This movie has an online cover Delta Force 2 (1990)B
2016.09.10  This movie has an online cover Fantastic Planet, The (1973)A-
2016.09.05  This movie has an online cover Basket Case (1981)B+
2016.09.04  This movie has an online cover Fast And The Furious 2, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The (2003)B+
2016.09.04  This movie has an online cover Fast And The Furious 3: Tokyo Drift, The (2006)C
2016.09.04  This movie has an online cover Fast And The Furious 1, The (2001)A-
2016.08.26  This movie has an online cover American Ninja (1985)C-
2016.07.30  This movie has an online cover Crimes Of Passion (1984)A
2016.07.30  This movie has an online cover Caligula (1980)A-
2016.07.30  This movie has an online cover Leprechaun 3 (1995)B-
2016.07.28  This movie has an online cover Leprechaun 2 (1994)B-
2016.07.28  This movie has an online cover Leprechaun 4, In Space (1996)C
2016.07.28  This movie has an online cover Leprechaun 5, In The Hood (2000)B
2016.07.28  This movie has an online cover Leprechaun 6, Back 2 Tha Hood (2003)C+
2016.07.28  This movie has an online cover Leprechaun 1 (1992)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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Horse Feathers (1932) reviewed on 2016.11.30Rated 4 stars. Click here for details...

It is amazing to me that almost 90 years later, the 5 original Marx Brothers mad-cap comedies remain so modern. Yes, it's overly slapstick, which is dated in and of itself, but the linguistic humor, and the immediately recognizable characters of Harpo, Groucho and Chico and some of their routines remain mesmerizing today.

 


- Laurent Hasson

Animal Crackers (1930) reviewed on 2016.11.30Rated 4 stars. Click here for details...

It is amazing to me that almost 90 years later, the 5 original Marx Brothers mad-cap comedies remain so modern. Yes, it's overly slapstick, which is dated in and of itself, but the linguistic humor, and the immediately recognizable characters of Harpo, Groucho and Chico and some of their routines remain mesmerizing today.

 


- Laurent Hasson

Graffiti Bridge (1990) reviewed on 2016.11.03Rated 2.5 stars. Click here for details...

OK, i love Prince. He's one of my favorite artist of all time, and so, in that respect, i am a completist. The album  was not one of my favorites of his, and the film itself is rather flaky all around. It's cheesy beyond belief without much to redeem itself. At least, Under The Cherry Moon had gorgeous cinematography and featured one of Prince's best album of all time, so its overall cheesiness was attenuated.


- Laurent Hasson

Delta Force 2 (1990) reviewed on 2016.10.15Rated 3 stars. Click here for details...

Chuck. 'Nuff said.


- Laurent Hasson

Fantastic Planet, The (1973) reviewed on 2016.09.10Rated 4.5 stars. Click here for details...

A beautiful, poetic and haunting piece of sci-fi that owes a lot to Planet Of The Apes 1 (1968). On some alien planet, humans are nothing more than Pets or pest to a race of giant beings with ultra-advanced technology. That is, until one human who was educated in the ways of the Alien race mounts a rebellion. Can the two races survive together on the fantastic planet?

What immediately gets you is how sophisticated the depiction of the race of aliens is, and how detailed the planet, with its fantastic fauna and flora, is represented. Clearly, the lineage that leads to films such as Avatar starts here and you'll notice many resemblances.


- Laurent Hasson

Basket Case (1981) reviewed on 2016.09.05Rated 3.5 stars. Click here for details...

This is a classic as classic underground cult 80's horror films go. Filmed all around what used to be the seedy Time Square area, this little gem captures a slice of the New York of the time like few other films have done. And that's not all. Done on a micro budget, the film manages to pull in a great creature effect. Yes, it looks rubbery and all, but there is something about it that is at the same time endearing and touching, yet scary. The film manages to be seedy yet, with its central performance, very human. Yeah, it's exploitative and all, and again, with close to no budget, it looks grainy, not well lit and all. But it's undeniable that it has heart and a vision. Get through its rough exterior and you'll find something quite unique.


- Laurent Hasson

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