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January 29, 2023

Santa’s Surveillance State Battles Satan in Rene Cardona’s Santa Claus

I’m guessing Rene Cardona’s Santa Claus was intended to be a children’s film, but the lessons it teaches are questionable at best. It’s a Mexican […]
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January 25, 2023

Abel Ferrara’s The Driller Killer Is More Than Just A Slasher Film 

The Driller Killer is a priceless artifact from New York City in the 1970s. It’s a rich nugget of cinema that is greater than the […]
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January 22, 2023

The Porn Industry Wrestles With Its Anxieties In "Rollerbabies"

Pornography directors and producers are human, too. Somewhere under the cocaine, booze, and semen-drenched misogyny, they have a psyche that is vulnerable to the same […]
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January 18, 2023

Portrait In Crystal: Entertaining Nonsense.

 Somewhere in the mess of images I just sat through is a movie… probably. There’s no discernible plot or meaning, but there was a lot […]
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January 15, 2023

Ron Ormond’s The Monster And The Stripper

Ron Ormond's The Exotic Ones AKA The Monster And The Stripper opens with what I affectionately call the “point and look montage.“ It’s a common trope in both […]
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January 11, 2023

An Inadvertently Psycho-Sexual, Socio-Political, Nudie Cutie Called Sextet

Sextet is a stupid movie, so stupid it overlooks its own misogyny and forgets to hide it behind a veil of prurience. Nudie cuties aren’t supposed […]
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January 8, 2023

Noboru Ishiguro’s Megazone 23

Megazone 23 is laser-focused on its target market. Everything about the film is carefully arranged to appeal to what I would guess is a 15-year-old boy. […]
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January 4, 2023

Shahram Mokri’s Innovative Fish and Cat

I have seen four films that were shot in one take:Victoria, Russian Ark, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, and now Shahram Mokri's […]
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January 1, 2023

Michael Findlay’s Shriek Of The Mutilated

The 1974 film Shriek Of The Mutilated begins with a series of drawings that document the existence of a Yeti, or at least a high […]
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December 28, 2022

Ken Russel’s The Fall Of The Louse Of Usher

Twenty minutes into Ken Russell’s The Fall Of The Louse Of Usher, I was ready to turn it off. It’s shot on low-quality video using […]
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December 25, 2022

It’s A Porn! It’s A Toon! It’s Sheena In Wonderland!

Why would you make an X-rated cartoon? I don’t mean the 3D stuff on Pornhub, I mean a Bugs Bunny-style slapstick sex cartoon. Who is the […]
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December 21, 2022

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed Up Zombies

The main problem with The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies is the title. The title is comical, and so sets […]
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December 18, 2022

Noah Baumbach’s Interpretation of Don DeLillo’s White Noise 

When I first heard that Noah Baumbach was making a film version of one of my favorite books, I had the usual mixture of excitement […]
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December 14, 2022

Just When You Thought Japanese Films Couldn’t Get Any Stranger, Along Comes Star Virgin

OK. so here is the situation. There is this Japanese movie from 1988 called Star Virgin. It was a straight-to-VHS affair and it is very hard […]
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December 12, 2022

Ruben Östlund’s Raucous Triangle of Sadness

You get a lot of movie for the ticket price when you go see Triangle of Sadness. It’s 2.5 hours of dark satire, graphic imagery, […]
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December 11, 2022

The Wicked City: Live Action vs Anime

I watched the live-action version of Wicked City not knowing that an anime version preceded it. Knowing that the live-action version was based on an […]
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December 8, 2022

After Un Chien Andalou Came L'Age d'Or

L'Age d’Or is credited to Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, but apparently it was mostly Buñuel’s production. Dalí was too busy becoming a hollow self-parody. […]
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December 4, 2022

Kung Fu From Beyond The Grave: Taoism vs The Undead

The Shaw Brothers were the biggest and most prolific producers of kung fu films in history. Within the kung fu genre, the brothers divided their […]
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November 30, 2022

Alejandro Iñárritu’s Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is a visually lush film. It’s worth seeing just for the surreal imagery and skillful cinematography. Bardo is clearly director […]
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November 27, 2022

Beware Of Charles Vincent’s Visions

I’ll just start with what went through my poor little brain while I watched Charles Vincent’s 1977 film Visions. “Why? Why would anyone make a movie […]
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November 23, 2022

All Women Are Bad At Least According To Larry Crane

“Director” Larry Crane made 7 films between 1967 and 1969. All Women Are Bad was made in 1969, right after Sugar Daddy and right before The Love Captive. All Women Are […]
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November 20, 2022

Wakanda For Sale

Wakanda Forever is now in theaters. It’s the much anticipated sequel to Disney/Marvel’s 2018 blockbuster Black Panther, which grossed 1.3 billion dollars.  A film, or […]
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November 17, 2022

Wenzel Storch’s Bizarre Journey Into Bliss

In 2004, German artist Wenzel Storch wrote, directed, filmed, and produced A Journey Into Bliss or Die Reise ins Glück. For some critics, this raises […]
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November 13, 2022

Elsie Jane Wilson’s The Dream Lady

The struggle for gender equality has no start date. There are events that can be marked and movements that can be traced, but the fight […]
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