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Calvaire Review


Good
Lounge singer Marc Stevens (Laurent Lucas) trolls the back roads of Belgium in a van crooning at old people's homes. On stage he's extraordinarily dapper, complete with a sequined cape and blush. He sings ballads and septuagenarians and under-loved nurses swoon under his spell. They offer themselves to him backstage, sneak nude photos of themselves into his coat. Marc's stage presence is magical. But off stage he's barely there, a man whose life is void of emotion and meaning and whose dream of making it big is as far away as the stars.

Marc's route to his next show takes him through the heavily forested Hautes Fagnes in Liège. It's a dark, forbidding place, a no man's land of rain drenched forests and isolated, rotting farms. When his van breaks down, Marc makes his way to the only inn nearby. It's a decided austere affair run by a former performer, the chubby and sad Bartel (played by the brilliant Jackie Berroyer). Bartel offers his humble hospitality and help in fixing the van in exchange for some company. Marc accepts. He's got no other options.

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Fascination Review


Weak
I had thought Eternal was the only lesbian vampire movie on the block, but the French horror flick Fascination had it beat by 25 years. And what a film it is, in which a 1916 thief holes up in a remote castle, only to be seduced (and sucked on) by the vampiresses that live there. Absurd and hopelessly cheesy, this is a film that definitely isn't scary and is only borderline erotic. How sexy can you be when you're undressing in a meat locker, anyway?
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