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  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet


    Dune was a disaster in multiple regards, but the contractual obligations David Lynch had for its producer Dino De Laurentiis turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as the swirl of ideas within Lynch's head formed into something much more personal and less likely to be savaged by critics and audiences. De Laurentiis agreed to finance the film when no other studio was interested (even starting up his own distribution company just for this release), and gave Lynch two…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey


    I don't really need to write up any elaborate introduction or history lesson on 2001: A Space Odyssey, because there's a very slim chance that you haven't seen this movie, or at least the many references to it and high praise nearly every major directors attributes to it (and if you genuinely haven't seen it, boy are you in for one HELL of a ride). A necessary film for anyone interested in the art, adored by critics as an avant-garde…

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  • Orgy of the Dead

    Orgy of the Dead


    Edward D. Wood Jr remains popular by way of his three iconic wastes of celluloid, with Plan 9 From Outer Space being the flagship film that in some circles is still called "the worst movie ever made" (it's not, oh god movies get so much worse the more everyone takes a stab at it), yet there's a reason why most people tend to stop telling the story of Wood after 1959. Slowly descending into alcoholism as mainstream success constantly ridiculed…

  • Tokyo Fist

    Tokyo Fist


    By 1992, Shinya Tsukamoto had worked on the same idea and core concept of "metallic humanity" for six years, trying to tinker with ideas, effects, and directions that his steadily-increasing film budgets could allow, and it became clear that he had to do something completely different in order to escape a rut Tetsuo II: Body Hammer seemed to cautiously build. Inspiration struck once Shinya looked into his personal life, reflecting on the healthy, budding relationship he had with his younger…

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  • Serial Experiments Lain

    Serial Experiments Lain



    Few series have had their legacy defined by mystique and complete obliqueness like Serial Experiment Lain, delving into complex themes like the nature of reality, identity, and communication just as the internet’s interconnected stream of information began taking the form it takes today. Forming a trifecta of late 90’s anime mindfucks alongside Neon Genesis Evangelion and Revolutionary Girl Utena, a…

  • Tenet



    Haven't I been here before?

    Where the fuck do I start with this, my--my BRAIN's too wrinkled for this shit, man.

    I don't need to do a basic set-up for Tenet because, well, the excited discourse of its promotion was inescapable, and any attempt to spoil it once it came out usually earned people a trip to the firing squad. Rumors floated around that it was going to be Christopher Nolan's six-hour masterpiece even though 70mm IMAX prints barely run…