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Capsule Reviews: June 24 – July 11

For Your Height Only (Eddie Nicart, 1981) Queen of Black Magic (Liliek Sudijo, 1983) Two from cult DVD label Mondo Macabro’s schlockmeister of choice, producer Dick Randall. Hands down the more amusing entry, Height towers over the competition—if by competition … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 17 – 20

Spies (Fritz Lang, 1928) – 4/5 In effect remaking his own Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), Lang interlards rip-roaring action pieces—the most impressive among them, a third-act train wreck—with a pretty conventional “romance between opposing sides” subplot, which never takes … Continue reading

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“God Was Wrong!”

NICHOLAS RAY’S BIGGER THAN LIFE (1956) Based on a New Yorker article by Berton Roueché, Bigger Than Life appears on the surface to be a “social problem” film—an exposé of drug abuse and addiction—although generically the film incorporates elements of … Continue reading

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