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August 10, 2022

Ken Russell’s The Devils

Before he made Tommy (1975), Altered States (1980), Gothic (1986), or The Lair of the White Worm (1988), Ken Russell made The Devils (1971). It predates Greenaway but the lush and baroque nature of The Devils feels very […]
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August 7, 2022

The Coffin Joe Trilogy: Or Nietzsche Gonna Getcha’

It all begins with a dark admonition from a cackling witch. Breaking the fourth wall, she waves a skull at the camera and says, “There […]
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August 3, 2022

Christopher St. John’s Strange Odyssey Top of The Heap 

Top of The Heap is hard to digest. It’s ragged and unpredictable and it switches back and forth between fantasy, dreams, and reality. Plots are built […]
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July 31, 2022

Donald G. Jackson’s Infamous Rollergator 

I did it. I watched Rollergator. I watched the whole thing. What can I say? What can anyone say? It is less a movie and more […]
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July 27, 2022

Class of 1999: The 1980s In A Nasty, But Thoroughly Entertaining, Little Nutshell

One day your children will turn to you and ask what the 1980s were like, and you won't know how to answer because you won't […]
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July 24, 2022

Neptune Frost and Black Panther: Different Approaches Toward Similar Goals

Neptune Frost and Black Panther have very different approaches to very similar content. Both films create a utopian refuge where Africans can escape the racism and cruelty of […]
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July 20, 2022

Favorite Scenes No.29: Us

Jordan Peele made his film Us in 2019. It is a complex film dealing with the concept of “the other.” Donald Trump was president at the time […]
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July 17, 2022

Brunello Rondi’s Il demonio

The further south you travel in Italy the more Italian Italians get. People from Milan might as well be French, but go south to Naples, […]
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July 13, 2022

Rajamouli’s 2022 Big-Budget Blockbuster RRR

RRR is a very silly movie. A very silly and very expensive movie. The most expensive India has ever produced. It cost 72 million dollars. […]
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July 10, 2022

Lemohang Mosese’s This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection is a rich and earnest film full of pathos and empathy. It is essentially a portrait of […]
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July 6, 2022

Norbet Moutier’s Ogroff AKA Mad Mutilator

In reviewing Ogroff, the prestigious New York Times film critic Joseph A. Ziemba wrote that the film was a gore-drenched... European pastiche of American slashers” and I […]
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July 3, 2022

Oskouei’s Heartbreaking Documentaries Starless Dreams And It's Always Late For Freedom

  Prominent anarchist and activist Emma Goldman once explained that “Every society has the criminals it deserves.” Mehrdad Oskouei’s 2018 documentary Starless Dreams seems to […]
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June 29, 2022

Hideo Gosha’s Three Outlaw Samurai

Three Outlaw Samurai was director Hideo Gosha’s first film. He made it in 1964 and with its release he began a lauded career in the […]
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June 26, 2022

Blitz Bazawule’s The Burial Of Kojo

Joseph Campbell would have loved Blitz Bazawule’s 2018 film The Burial Of Kojo. It is a rich and beautiful narrative that burrows inside the essence of […]
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June 22, 2022

Intrepidos Punks: Blood, Boobs, Bikes And A Whole Lotta Hairspray

The theme song for Intrepidos Punks seems to be based on my life story.  “On the highways, and the cities too Robbing anyone, they always […]
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June 19, 2022

Doris Wishman’s The Prince And The Nature Girl: A Visual Summary

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June 19, 2022

Kidlat Tahimik’s Third Cinema Masterwork Perfumed Nightmare 

Mababangong Bangungot (Perfumed Nightmare) is so dense with imagery it’s hard to know where to begin or how to do it justice. It's poetic and personal, […]
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June 12, 2022

Premutos: Fallen Angel

Premutos: Fallen Angel doesn’t have a lot going for it except an awesome narrator and a seemingly endless supply of fake blood, but if you’re […]
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June 5, 2022

Ryan Kruger’s 2020 Film Fried Barry

This one left me a bit speechless. You can take that as positive or negative, I don’t know what to say. It was intense. It […]
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May 29, 2022

What Do You Mean “Toxic Masculinity?”

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May 29, 2022

Be Patient And You Will Be Well Rewarded In Eduardo Nunes’ Unicórnio 

Unicórnio was filmed in a very wide aspect ratio, 2.39:1. With such a long, thin image the viewing experience is considerably different. With a more conventional […]
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May 22, 2022

Doris Wishman’s A Night To Dismember

Anyone can make a bad movie, what makes Doris Wishman’s A Night To Dismember stand out is how exceptionally bad it is. You simply don’t come across […]
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May 15, 2022

The Treachery of Hope in O-Bi, O-Ba: The End Of Civilization

There is far too much for me to unpack in O-Bi O-Ba The End Of Civilization and if it is to be unpacked I am not the […]
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May 8, 2022

Masashi Yamamoto’s Tampon Tango

This completely obscure and bizarre little film was sent to me by an online associate code-named Liquidnuke. I have to admire his courage, it is […]
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