Mr. D. Glover

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The Sacrament [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Joe Swanberg
The Sacrament [DVD] DVD ~ Joe Swanberg
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars West is Best, 19 July 2014
During promotional interviews the director Ti West found himself debating whether or not this film should be classed as Horror, as although it does depict horrific events, there is no supernatural element. It really doesn't matter. Just rest assured that, although definitely not a family movie, The Sacrament is terrific. West deserves all the hype that Quentin Tarantino received with his first few films, but he still doesn't seem to be getting the exposure he deserves (unlike his over-rated friend, Eli Roth).
As you've probably already worked out, The Sacrament is a modern-day reworking of the real life 1978 Jonestown massacre, shown in a faux documentary style. There's a great… Read more
V/H/S [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Lane Hughes
V/H/S [DVD] DVD ~ Lane Hughes
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I must admit, the horror genre is, for the most part, a swirling vortex of dross. As a result it seems that the excellent VHS isn't getting the exposure or recognition it deserves. It's a shame because this film really should have found a wider mainstream audience.
In fairness, there's nothing particularly new here- Hammer horror were doing portmanteau films back in the sixties and the found-footage/fake documentary thing has become a cinema standard since The Blair Witch Project. However, VHS has a subtlety, simplicity and off-kilter sense of humour that lifts it a cut above the rest. The short film format works particularly well for the crudeness of horror, allowing the tales to be… Read more
Twin Peaks: Season 2 (UK Version) [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kyle MacLachlan
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Accidents, 29 April 2013
During his early years David Lynch spent a long time working on a piece of stop-motion animation only to find out, once the film was developed, that there must have been a fault with the camera leaving him with little more than a strange blur. However, rather than being angry or frustrated, he was pleased by this strange accident and the results.

It's fair to say that Twin Peaks fell apart after the revelation of Laura Palmer's murderer halfway through season 2. Lynch had intended the mystery that formed the hook of the show to remain unsolved indefinitely, but the network wanted answers and his co-creator was up for it so the case was concluded, the ratings plummeted and quality… Read more

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