Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Viktor und Viktoria (1957)

New acquisition: The Tracey Fragments (2007)

Janet Gaynor

The Roommate (2011)

When a college freshman arrives on campus for the first time, she befriends her roommate, unaware that the girl is becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Highly predictable and cliche-ridden college dorm thriller that fails at what it wants to achieve: to thrill.

Maltin BOMB: "Trivial, trite would-be thriller shamelessly copies SINGLE WHITE FEMALE. You've seen this before, and done much better."

Dirk Bogarde

Freedom Writers (2007)

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Well-intentioned and likable feel-good teacher story, well cast, but quite formulaic and predictable.

Maltin***: "LaGravenese's screenplay captures the raw emotions of its young characters and their indomitable teacher without condescension or phony Hollywood histrionics."

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Mùi du du xanh (1993)

Operazione paura (1966)

An 19th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl.

From the first second on, a relentlessly nightmarish and stylish Goth tale, some sequences even quite surreal.

Maltin***: "One of horror maestro Bava's best films, spoiled only by his overuse of zoom lens...Stylish, witty and colorful, with many astonishing sequences."

Michael Weldon/Psychotronic: "...sometimes slow but rewarding thriller."