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  • Guilty Pleasures

    Guilty Pleasures


    Just minor impressions left by these two tales--a drowsy, reminding-me-I-wanna-rewatch-Disconnected segment and then just a practicable fuel for that Sasha Graham crush.

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    the people who pull the skeletons out from one another mired for a whole movie in breakout sessions of a sub-YA self-actualization seminar

    you may have four arms, Goro, but as a husband & father I have come to find out that I have the power of six

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  • Sadako vs. Kayako

    Sadako vs. Kayako


    my top 5 most wanted horror vs horror movies

    5. Rumpelstiltskin vs The VVitch
    4. Candyman vs Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (must have this exact title)
    3. Gremlins vs Ghoulies vs Beasties vs Critters vs the gnome from Cat's Eye vs The Pit vs The Brood
    2. Don't Look Now vs God Told Me To
    1. Maximum Overdrive vs Tremors

  • 0.5 mm

    0.5 mm


    This wiped me out. Unsparing, so the elderly aren't magical lessons, but whole & broken, deteriorating people, for whom aging is agency & desire dwindled to the immaterial & unrealized, and these needs are ever-immediate, not receding, not unstuck & out of time. And it's so outrageously funny--Sawa bundles old men into her mercenary care arrangements with flurries of confusion & threats & blackmail. But she's a vital reciprocating presence in lives that have gone without, and out of her strong arm initiations comes this rough…