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October 9, 2022

The Bride And The Beast: A Primer On Sex And Gender

There is no shortage of gorilla suit movies. Whether it is Sasquatch, an alien who happens to look like a gorilla, a monster that happens […]
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October 5, 2022

What Can You Say About The Imp-Probable Mr. Weegee?

Weegee the film is a good bit like Weegee the man. Neither one is easily quantified or categorized. Arthur Fellig who renamed himself Weegee was […]
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October 2, 2022

Wilbur And The Baby Factory: A Little Farce About Sexy Girls And Eugenics

Tom Wolfe’s Wilbur And The Baby Factory opens with its theme song. It’s a groovy little ditty made from equal parts Grateful Dead and Almond Brothers. Here […]
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September 29, 2022

20 Great Movie Posters You’ve Never Seen Before: Volume Four

If you enjoyed these posters you may also enjoy these -
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September 25, 2022

 Dave Markey’s Two Punk Movies About The Lovedolls 

Desperate Teenage Lovedolls is a piece of shit, but that’s what it wants to be. It’s a punk film, about a punk band, doing punk […]
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September 22, 2022

IFD’s Konan The Barbarian Swordsman A Movie About A Man Named Eagle

This film is a mess. If I had to guess I would say it was edited in the dark by a child, a blind child, […]
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September 18, 2022

David Shrigley’s Lightswitch

David Shrigley’s Lightswitch is a 1-minute and 28 second long animated line drawing of a hand turning a light switch on and off. It’s about as simple […]
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September 14, 2022

Komatsu’s Sayonara Jupiter Is A Doozy!

Sayonara Jupiter, also known as Bye-Bye Jupiter. was made in Japan by Sakyo Komatsu in 1984. On Wikipedia, it says that Komatsu “was one of […]
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September 11, 2022

The Hidden Czechoslovakian Gem Of Things Supernatural

The film Of Things Supernatural is an anthology based on three stories written by Karel Capek. Capek was a prominent writer during the turn of […]
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September 9, 2022

Sun Ra In: Space Is The Place

When I was young, I heard that there was this musician named Sun Ra who dressed like an ancient Egyptian and claimed he was from […]
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September 4, 2022

Tekkonkinkreet Is One Of The Best Anime I Have Seen

Tekkonkinkreet, made in 2006, is visually extraordinary. The imagery is some of the best I have ever seen in an anime. It ranges from intricately […]
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August 31, 2022

The Beauties And The Beast And The Geek: Or How To Abuse A Gorilla Suit

I believe it was Joseph Campbell who said that the essential ingredients for making a hero’s journey epic are a protagonist, an antagonist, and a […]
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August 28, 2022

Examining Persuasion in Await Further Instructions and Bird Box

2018 was a rough year. It was the height of the Brexit controversy and two years into the Trump Presidency. It was also the year Await […]
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August 24, 2022

The Nest Of The Cuckoo Birds: A Gothic Noir Mixture of Psycho And Jane Eyre 

It was the poster that caught my eye first. The weird Matisse-inspired graphics and the words “Sadism,” “Quack Love,” and “Horror” emblazoned in red made The […]
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August 21, 2022

Daniele Ciprì and Franco Maresco’s Fascinating Film: Toto Who Lived Twice

For a movie that many people might walk out on immediately, Toto Who Lived Twice is beautifully made. Directed by Daniele Ciprì and Franco Maresco in 1998, […]
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August 17, 2022

John Waters’ Multiple Maniacs

“These assorted sluts, fags, dykes, and pimps know no bounds. They have committed acts against God and nature. Acts that by their mere existence would […]
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August 14, 2022

Merchant and Ivory’s Uncharacteristic Early Film: Savages 

What comes to mind when you think of Merchant and Ivory? The anxious English aristocracy unable to face the twentieth century? Maggie Smith and Helena […]
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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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