slothtroyer has written 247 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Science Is Fiction: The Films of Jean Painlevé

    Science Is Fiction: The Films of Jean Painlevé

    letterboxd.com/slothtroyer/list/things-to-have-on-in-the-background-level/
    Therapeutic af. Literally the only thing that helped me stay sane through pandemic Christmas. I have an unending thirst for stuff like this.
    Plunge under the black and white waves and escape to an alien world. Some down here dance the waltz, other slink to that atonal electronic music. Loved the vampire bat one also...

  • Los intocables contra Al Catone

    Los intocables contra Al Catone

    All I know is that this was about mice that shoot bullets that have people faces on them that can either chomp on you with their bullet teeth or seduce you with their sexy bullet person lips. idk my friend and I barely escaped with our lives.
    Abandon all hope...here there be mice that dip cheese in cheese...

  • Hotel Monterey

    Hotel Monterey

    ★★★★½

    Did I get a little bored at a certain point? Yeah of course I did. This thing obliterates your concept of time. It is a gateway into sitting in hallways and elevators in 1972. Mystical as it is mundane. 60 minutes in the life of a wandering ghost. Like any room, it is what you bring to it. Its difficult to rate an experience. I can only say that I am eager to return and haunt these halls again to…

  • La Chambre

    La Chambre

    Dusty, cluttered room ritual <3
    I dream of the conversation that was had before the camera started recording and spinning. The plans and the non plans. What did they eat that night after the experiment was over?
    Pattern
    Broken pattern
    Pattern of broken patterns
    Heart chair
    This room is forever <3

  • Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking

    Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking

    Yeah basically watch every single Les Blank doc about Cajun whatnot that you can get your hands on. Love these people. Love the guy who seems to be the perfect intersection of fancy French chef and backyard redneck guy. Joy Joy Joy! Yum Yum Yum!

  • Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers

    Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers

    Obvious highlight is Werner Herzog not knowing he is inside a documentary about garlic.
    More joy from Les Blank! Damn! The best kind of hippies are the ones who lose their shit over garlic. I want all of these mystical new age garlic books please.
    Blank knows joy and where to find it...one of those places is in a clove of garlic...HAIL QUEEN IDA! HAIL GARLIC!

  • Zabriskie Point

    Zabriskie Point

    Every positive review of this "FAMOUS PSYCHEDELIC FLOP" requires a disclaimer. I wont give much of one. Its flaws in many ways mirror the flaws of the decade it is immersed in. I would argue that a lot of what I love about this one is made possible by its silly naivety. This is an alternate world, a visual one where hippies spewing their "trippy talk" are just another bit of window dressing, their "story" simply an excuse for Antonioni…

  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail

    ★★★★½

    As a lowly bisexual library employee I have a head full of fantasy versions of heaven/paradise/the ideal life in my lil brain. One of these heavens is mostly dark blue in color. I live at the top of some ridiculous building in the middle of some ridiculous metropolis with two ridiculously cute boys. It is night time as we swim naked in our indoor pool. BEAU TRAVAIL is projected on a large near by wall, looping endlessly. When our swimming…

  • Son of the White Mare

    Son of the White Mare

    ★★★★★

    Podcast where we talk about how much this movie fucked our minds: www.cinematary.com/

    FURTHER READINGZ
    I imagine an alternate timeline where Hungarian mind fuck epics inherited the world and we transcended to the stars...instead here we are. Not only is this film LSD in visual form but it is also GAY AF and i love it! I mean a gnome steals a half naked mans soup and eats it off his crotch basically and when the guys half naked friends…

  • Long Weekend

    Long Weekend

    A LOST HORROR TREASURE!
    In the words of Burt Bacharach: "Breaking up is so very hard to do..."
    Are you a couple who knows they should break up and move on with your lives already, but just cant seem to get the words out? Well this movie is for you! This has an Australian guarantee that by the end you will both "Make it Easy On Yourselves" (name of the song I referenced above) to have a nice clean break…

  • Opera

    Opera

    The mystery solving ravens and the beautiful, operatic sets are the real stars here. For a second during the opening scenes you may be like "oh Dario is making a regular thriller, not too many weird lights so far...everything feels like its existing in the real world" WRONG! This thing explodes, regrows and then explodes all over again with odd plot choices and brutality.

    Many see this as Darios final masterpiece, and interestingly enough it ties things right back to…

  • Hedgehog in the Fog

    Hedgehog in the Fog

    ★★★★★

    When you are looking forward all week to going to a cool fun party (in pre covid times) but the week gets you so stressed and worked up that by the time you get to the cool fun party you cant relax because all you can think about is how stressed and worked up the week has made you.
    Also, this is the movie a very strange teacher shows you in elementary school and when its done they yell "What?…