• The Lair of the White Worm

    The Lair of the White Worm

    ★★★★

    this is definitely the horniest movie about snake cryptids ever made

  • Heroic Purgatory

    Heroic Purgatory

    ★★★

    unfortunately too dense for me in the JNW way - i kind of like my mind just mindlessly droning a la antonioni whenever i'm presented with these sort of aesthetics. hard not to admire on a formal level, but again too big brain for me. really gotta get to E+M one of thesedays!

  • Housebound

    Housebound

    ★★★★

    teeters dangerously close to being a "dudes bein guys" movie despite on the surface being about a woman and her mother, which is pretty funny 2 me

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★

    i'll take Death Wish's post-ironic approach to this versus naishuller's weird line treading where you can tell he kiiiinda wants to go that direction but not really. also the fact that this dude is like 48 and still uses a debit card made me think i was watching Cuck (2019) for a moment

  • Seeding of a Ghost

    Seeding of a Ghost

    ★★★★

    hoooo boy lmao what an insane flick. extremely well paced and manages to not be entirely goofy yet still has plenty of that shaw cheese. concludes in a terrifying fashion!!

  • Faust Sonnengesang

    Faust Sonnengesang

    ★★★½

    bruce elder for people into poetry over metaphysics. at times kind of plodding, yet when it goes for horrifying it succeeds in spades. the music in this is really what sets it apart - i'm not too much for the verse and i don't think the cinematography alone is worth the 3 hour admission, but man that terrifying score...chilling!! will probably be a while before i watch the others.

  • Network

    Network

    ★★

    reddit

  • Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees
  • Rupture

    Rupture

    ★★★½

    rivette with a bit of bresson added. not nearly as good as either of those directors at their peaks but still good. i can't shake the unmistakably /sad/ atmosphere to the whole project; there's just something very offputting about the whole thing, eerie quality imbued by the crappy definition aside.

  • Keep Cool

    Keep Cool

    ★★★★

    this has one of the most ridiculous and funny structures and i love it mostly for that, but everything else is aces. i cannot believe zhang yimou directed this lmaoo

  • Beast from Haunted Cave

    Beast from Haunted Cave

    ★★½

    yeah i mean, pretty bad lol

  • Homo Sapiens

    Homo Sapiens

    ★★★

    alas somehow i did not know this was a landscape film