fritz_crumb

C. Lavender, occasional programmer

Favorite films

  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • Desperate Teenage Lovedolls
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • The Boxer's Omen

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  • Threads

    ★★★½

  • Smithereens

    ★★★★½

  • 964 Pinocchio

    ★★★★

  • Encounter of the Spooky Kind

    ★★★

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  • Threads

    Threads

    I told myself to seize the day this morning, but then I watched Threads and now I'm pretty much catatonic

  • Smithereens

    Smithereens

    ★★★★½

    As a teen punk from NJ taking the bus into NYC often, daydreaming of what life would be like to drop out of high school and move there, but knowing I couldn't make it work...watching Smithereens feels like a cautionary tale from an alternative time-line. Possibly the most I've sympathized with a lead character, even though you sometimes just want to shake her and tell her to just get a damn waitressing job already and get it together.

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  • The Cat

    The Cat

    This is some peak psychotronic fierce feline action!!! The dog vs cat fight scene is legendary.

  • Red Lips

    Red Lips

    ★★★★½

    Stayed up til 4AM to catch this on CathodeTV via "Girls, Guts & Giallo" curation and it was 100% worth it. Authentic lesbian melodrama set against a super gritty NYC vampire tale featuring L7 shirts, softcore action and a cameo by Kitten Natividad! I don't know a lot of 90's SOV stuff, but this seems like a holy relic for the genre. Watched it via a very blown out copy (to the point that sometimes I wasn't even sure what I was seeing), which only added to the mystique!