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Jauja (2014)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire Jauja is a real city in Peru. In 1534 it briefly became the nation’s provisional capital until a year later Pizarro settled on Lima … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Four of the Apocalypse (1975)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “Salt Flats, Utah. 1873. A bad town for a law-abiding citizen, and for this reason, Stubby Preston, a professional cardsharp, made it a point … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

[REC] Apocalypse (2014)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire Let’s rewind. In the mid Noughties, when both the zombie and the shakicam subgenres of horror had not quite reached their peak, a duo … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Top Five 2014

First published by FilmLand Empire Annual lists are arbitrary things. Bound to an individual’s inevitably subjective and often changeable perspective, astrologically obsessed with the passage of the Earth around the … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Altered (2015)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “You keep thinking like that, these streets will eat you up. You’ve got to change your negativity. What I’m saying to you, dude: it’s … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Most Violent Year (2014)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “If you do right, won’t you be accepted? But if you do not do right, sin is crouching at the door.” These words are … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Re-Animator (1985)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “I’m dead,” declares medical student Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott), lying beside his girlfriend Megan Halsey (Barbara Compton) in a state of post-coital exhaustion. When … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Dark Summer (2015)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “Wow! You’re like Shia LaBeouf from that movie with the creep next door.” Here, catching her first glimpse of the electronic monitoring device tethered … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Enemy (2014)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “Chaos is order yet undeciphered” reads text near the beginning of Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, proclaiming the film’s status as a thorny puzzle in need … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014)

Review first published by Filmland Empire It is 1862, during the late Joseon Dynasty – a time, as we are told by the voice-over that opens Kundo: Age of the … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

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