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Destinazione Piovarolo

August 19, 2008 Matt Blake 0

Partly in tribute to the late Marisa Merlini, I decided to dig out Destinazione Piovarolo, made just after she’d had considerable success in Pane, amore e fantasia (53) and it’s sequel Pane, amore e gelosia (54).

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Spectre, The

August 18, 2008 Matt Blake 0

The Spectre was Matteo Gil’s contribution to the ‘Films to Keep You Awake’ series made for Spanish TV in 2006

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Toybox, The

August 11, 2008 Matt Blake 0

Here’s a bit of a peculiar one, a low-budget British psycho-thriller that comes across a bit like an exploitation version of Visconti’s The Damned.

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The Old Testament

August 8, 2008 Matt Blake 0

The Old Testament was the final of the three peplums made by Gianfranco Parolini in Yugoslavia for Cinematografica Associati and the French company Comptoir Français du Film Production.

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Paisà

July 31, 2008 Matt Blake 0

Roberto Rossellini’s hugely respected Paisà – which was nominated for an oscar for its five scriptwriters – fits neatly into several different categories of film that were prevalent at the time.

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London Voodoo

July 29, 2008 Matt Blake 0

Robert Pratten’s London Voodoo is a pretty decent 2004 horror flick that plays not entirely unlike an episode of the old Hammer House of Horror TV series

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Surveillance

July 24, 2008 Matt Blake 0

I like a thriller, and I love a good thriller. Unfortunately, Paul Oremland’s Surveillance is neither very good, nor a film I particularly liked.