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Bonehill Road (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bonehill Road (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

The wife and the daughter of a violent abuser flee his wrath and his sadism. They escape is only to be captured by another man who is every bit as bad as the first. When the second man’s captives try to escape they find themselves sandwiched between a psychotic and a band of werewolves. At […]

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Solis (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Solis (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Talk about your bad mornings after. Asteroid miner Troy Holloway wakes up one day and finds his living quarters are almost too hot to be used and it is getting hotter. It seems he has survived an accident of some kind, but worse is to come. Much worse. He is actually in an escape capsule, but […]

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Murders In The Zoo (1933) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

October 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Murders In The Zoo (1933) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

A world-famous wild animal trapper travels all over the planet to find animals for his zoo. What the world does not know about him is that he is insanely jealous of his wife and plans horrific deaths for those who might want her. When he is afraid that his wife has cheated on him, he […]

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First Man (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
First Man (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘First Man’ is a film that speculates on and tries to recreate the experience of being Neil Armstrong, going from his early flying days to his terrestrial flying days to his flight to the Moon where he became the first human being to step out onto our satellite. Then there is the trip home and […]

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Strange Nature (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Strange Nature (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

In the rural wetlands of Minnesota near Duluth, Nature appears to be changing in some most unnatural ways. People living near the water are disappearing and thought to be kidnapped. Other children are deforming and the as yet unborn are becoming deformed and monstrous. Particularly susceptible are the frogs born with extra limbs and misshapen […]

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Rodents Of Unusual Size (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rodents Of Unusual Size (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

This is a documentary about nutrias. These are the world’s largest rodents, weighing in the range of 20 pounds or more. They began invading southern Louisiana swamps about 1958. They have driven out aquatic wildlife in that area. The issue of what to be done about them is controversial. Animal protection and fashion sources benefit […]

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The Monster That Challenged The World (1957) (Movie Retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

August 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Monster That Challenged The World (1957) (Movie Retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

Besides the title of the film, ‘The Monster That Challenged The World’ delivers less than expected in most categories. This 1957 film delivers a lot in the talk department and not so much in the logic department. The plot concerns giant-8 foot, man-eating mollusks that hatched in Southern California’s Salton Sea. The monster kills only […]

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Retrospective: The Hypnotic Eye (1960) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

August 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Retrospective: The Hypnotic Eye (1960) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

In an unnamed major city, there is a baffling series of incidents of beautiful women inflicting agonising self-mutilations on their own faces. Dave, a police detective, investigates by searching for a common link. He ties the case to the visit of a popular stage hypnotist. The film’s plot is rather straightforward and flat. The short […]

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Kronos (1957) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

August 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Kronos (1957) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

CAPSULE: With a film like ‘Kronos’ the viewer should not be looking at how convincing the special effects are but how clever and efficient they are as they come close to working. From a distance, ‘Kronos’ looks like a fairly spectacular Earth invasion film. Seen individually each visual effect seems to give up its secrets […]

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Curvature (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

August 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Curvature (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

CAPSULE: A woman wakes up in bed and realises that a recent chunk of her life, the time since she went to bed, is now missing. Then she discovers through the magic of time travel that she had killed someone and really that is not like her. Since then, she has been trying to send […]

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