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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

June 12, 2013

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First, let’s get the story out of the way. The film is about five young friends on a road trip and their terrifying encounter with a family of cannibals. The young friends are Sally; her wheelchair-bound brother, Franklin; her boyfriend, Jerry; and two other friends, Kirk and Pam. They take the road trip to visit […]

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

February 10, 2011

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Let me begin with a declaration: I absolutely, absolutely ADORE this film. The film opens as the sun rises over a misty, muddy field; it is not the picture-perfect image of the English countryside and it sets the tone for the film’s cheerfully muddy take on the trim, manicured lawns of the previous adaptations. However, […]

Thoughts on the Descent

February 10, 2011

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*****Spoilers Aplenty***** Apart from the fact that I am easily frightened, one of the reasons why I don’t enjoy horror films, particularly creature films, is because there are hardly any people in them — only screaming victims. Regular creature films are a series of gruesome killings with zero thought given to the person who is […]

Guide (1965)

February 10, 2011

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Vijay Anand never wanted to direct Guide. He had refused to direct the film when it was first offered to him by his brother Dev Anand. It is clear that for someone who preferred noirs and thrillers a story like Guide would hold no appeal. It was only when Dev had trouble finding a director […]