blueruins asked:

Captain Kronos is one of my favorite Hammer films! Underrated for years. And, of course, Caroline Munro is absolutely gorgeous in it. ;)

I was just reading about all the problems on set with this film and how they intended it to be a series of films and even a possible TV series. It’s such a weird one in comparison to the Karnstein films and Vampire Circus. Munro is always stunning she was a huge crush for me as a kid.

The Oscars don’t always get it right, but we do. ;o) Here is our Top Ten of 2014! (with their original tweets)

1. #Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
[NOV 1] #Whiplash is a riveting look at the value of art & the sacrifice of artists. Well told & acted—J.K. Simmons has a gold statue in his future.

2. #Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski)
[DEC 3] The film #Ida is a must. Quiet & brooding with some of the very best B&W cinematography—Its 4:3 aspect ratio is superbly dynamic & cinematic

3. #Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
[NOV 3] #Birdman was a wonderfully sarcastic script with stellar acting. But the choice of making it appear to be a oner pulled us out of the story.

4. #BlueRuin (Jeremy Saulnier)
[JUN 12] #BlueRuin is a brilliantly executed story of vengeance. Well shot, acted and unapologetically independent. This is the type of movie to see.

5. #CitizenFour (Laura Poitras)
[NOV 15] #CitizenFour is a well made doc; thorough & engaging. As a well informed citizen, it didn’t present new facts, but it does humanize Snowden.

6. #Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)
[NOV 16] Pay no attention to the poor marketing of #NightCrawler it’s no action movie. It is a twisted character study that examines our news media.

7. #OnlyLoversLeftAlive (Jim Jarmusch)
[APR 18] #OnlyLoversLeftAlive is an arresting expression of long-term-love set against the Vampire Cosmos. A rock-star cool movie worth your time.

8. #ObviousChild (Gillian Robespierre)
[JUN 16] #ObviousChild was a startlingly funny, charmingly honest & modern comedy. We should all be so lucky to have a partnership like Donna & Max.

9. #Selma (Ava DuVernay)
[DEC 28] #Selma reveals the small moments between the big ones. Appropriately brutal it reminds us why we must be vigilant in our quest for equality.

10. #TheImitationGame (Morten Tyldum)
[DEC 4] Turing should be on page 1 of any history of WW2. #TheImitationGame tells his story & does it well—with respect & the gravitas it deserves.