• Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    ★★★★

    Corneliu Porumboiu, Adam Curtis, and Eric Wareheim walk into a bar...

    or

    We live in a society...

    Glad this will exist as a time capsule of RIGHT NOW and the absurd dance we're doing with each other as we're being forced to, more than any previous time in my life, wrestle with what it means to be in public, how to process information, how to manage public and private information, how to reckon with history, how to feel about "progress,"…

  • Hotel Fear

    Hotel Fear

    Not at all what I was expecting, kinda defies genre unless Gothic existential psychosexual wartime coming of age drama-giallo is a genre.

  • The Laughing Woman

    The Laughing Woman

    ★★★★½

    with Kat Ellinger commentary (Mondo Macabro bluray)

  • The Laughing Woman

    The Laughing Woman

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Revenge is a dish best served wet

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    I was hootin' and hollerin' like I was watching a Wayans parody of this (I haven't seen the Wayans parody of this). I hear the twist to this series is Anastasia has to "cure" Grey of his kink, which is a shame because it seemed like they were setting up that she was going to discover she preferred being a dom or something less conservative. Aggressively silly, I'm surprised this hasn't been reclaimed by camp afficianados.

  • Five Fingers of Death

    Five Fingers of Death

    ★★★★

    From the new book
    These Fists Break Bricks
    by Grady Hendrix and Chris Poggiali:
    "On the promotional circuit for her new movie, Paper Moon, a reporter asked ten year-old Tatum O'Neal to name her favorite film.

    'Five Fingers of Death!' she gleefully cheered."

  • In Fabric

    In Fabric

    ★★★★½

    w/ Peter Strickland commentary. (Yes, he cops to borrowing a shot from Waterpower)

  • Ride the Pink Horse

    Ride the Pink Horse

    I read the novel this is based on some time last year and finished reading another Dorothy B. Hughes novel yesterday (she's great! Going to read more of her novels this year for sure). It's been long enough that I couldn't say just how much this differs from the novel (other than the ending), but I was impressed with how much it kept the bleak tone and (lack of) action. There's probably something problematic about how often Latin American countries…

  • 'R Xmas

    'R Xmas

    Ice Wide Shut

  • The Ghastly Ones

    The Ghastly Ones

    Raffine's work really shines in HD.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    Is it gauche to post a bell hooks quote here? Ah well:

    "The moment we choose to love, we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others."

  • Turbulence

    Turbulence

    ★★★½

    Ray-ge Against the Machine.
    Or
    Get a Liotta This Guy

    Why in the world does Gleeson have a Southern (U.S.) accent?!