Posts Tagged "kino"

Lucha Mexico (2016)

As I have noted here on Toxic Graveyard in the past, I’m fascinated by wrestlers. Growing up I didn’t watch much wrestling. At one point in junior high I used to watch some WWE with a friend of mine but otherwise it was something i was aware of but not something I knew a whole […]

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Web Junkie (2014)

Web Junkies is a documentary about a Chinese internet addiction rehabilitation camp in Beijing. According to the documentary the Chinese government has determined that internet addiction is a mental disorder (the first nation to come to that conclusion) and have built over 400 rehabilitation centers for teenagers suffering said addiction. We’ve all read the news […]

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House of Mortal Sin (1975)

I’ve been a fan of British director Pete Walker for several years now. He made a series of horror flicks in the 70’s (and one in the 80’s)  that were well written, tightly plotted, and very well acted. His films aren’t known for being graphic gorefests because the censors at the time wouldn’t allow it […]

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Back in Crime (2011)

Time travel is one of my favorite tropes in science fiction cinema. It’s an easy way to get a high concept idea made into a film with a limited budget. Or a fantastic way to blow a huge wad of cash on fancy special effects. Back in Crime is more interested in subtlety than flash […]

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Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2014)

Harry Dean Stanton is a character actor. You’ve seen him countless times over the last several decades playing a variety of supporting roles and many iconic films. The man has over 250 acting credits and to fans of the funky and cult is always a welcome addition to any cast. Partly Fiction is a documentary […]

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A Touch of Sin (2013)

Extreme cinema comes in many forms. We are most accustomed to experiencing tough cinema from genre fare most notoriously the horror genre. There is however a kalidescope of powerful cinema out there that lies in many different types of films. Foreign films (foreign to the good ol’ U.S. of A anyway) have been exploring tough […]

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Frightmare (1974)

About 10 years ago Shriek Show released most of Pete Walker’s films out on dvd. I had no idea who Pete Walker was but the cover art for Frightmare informed me I had to find out. As it turns out he’s a British director who did a string of films in the 70’s very quickly […]

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Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012)

I’m fascinated with magic, more importantly magicians. There’s something about dedicating your life to making people believe the unbelievable that appeals to me. I myself have never attempted any kind of magic but it’s something that has hovered around the edges of my interest. The problem is the media sanctioned magicians of today hold little […]

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Bay of Blood (1971)

What can I possibly say about this film? Bay of Blood is a cornerstone of horror cinema. Directed by Mario Bava, the original master of horror from Italy, the man responsible for Dario Argento’s horror education. In Bay of Blood, Bava brought horror from creaky castles and spooky dungeons, straight into the modern world where […]

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