Mister Designer

'80s, Foreign, The Reviews ‐ August 16, 2014

Oleg Teptsov’s 1989 film Господин оформитель (The Designer, or Mister Designer) is an eerie, tragic tale of an artist whose desire to capture something divine and immortal through his art ends up being his undoing. A haunting film, it also features works by famous pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist painters, gorgeous interiors of pre-revolutionary Russian mansions, and a fantastic, eerie score by Sergey Kuryokhin.

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The Green Slime

Somewhere out of space, the disembodied voice of a lounge singer belts out a jazz anthem which enthusiastically proclaims; ‘Green Slime’. His voice is bent by the weight of the words which he sings, this feeling is familiar but the tune foreign, ‘Green Slime’.

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Ginger Snaps

'90s, Horror ‐ April 23, 2014

Ginger Snaps is not subtle, it violates your personal space and tears your fucking lungs out. It includes horrifying transformations of a girl growing into a woman and that woman turning into a beast. All the gore of getting your first period and watching yourself transform into an adult is intertwined with the havoc of being bitten by a savage horror and watching yourself become a monster

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Reviews ‐ April 04, 2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel

After the show I invite Wes Anderson out for some brew and burgers to discuss the religious experience we had just shared. I end up buying as Wes is a typical penniless artist. He looks like he hasn’t eaten in months with thirft chic clothes barely clinging to his skeletal frame. “It’s the little details, Jimmy,” he says to me in between rabid bites of his cheeseburger. Much to my surprise Wes Anderson is a huge AC/DC fan with an encyclopedic knowledge of their career and catalog.

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9 Reasons Dr. Phibes Makes a Great Valentine

The Reviews ‐ February 14, 2014

If you are planning on spending some time this Valentine’s Day watching a movie, whether in the comfort of your own company, or with a sweetheart or friend, I’d like to recommend The Abominable Dr. Phibes for your evening’s selection. At its heart, The Abominable Dr. Phibes isn’t just a farcical horror movie but a love story and Phibes its not-quite-dashing romantic hero. To that end I’ve put together a list of nine reasons I think he would actually make a pretty good Valentine’s date.

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