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  • Raigyo
  • New Underground History of Japanese Violence: Vengeance Demon
  • Kichiku: Banquet of the Beasts
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  • Self-Referential Traverse

  • Cutting Moments

  • Saw IV

    ★★★

  • Eaten Alive!

    ★★

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  • The Torture Club

    The Torture Club

    ★★★½

    Too relevant to my interests to not check it out promptly after I stumbled upon it, but more than anything, I expected some artless 'rape zombies vs. giant bee woman'-type nonsense for the wTf dId I jUsT SeE-crowd.
    This all-female banger makes the upmost most of his limited means, though, treats it ludicrous premise without pulling any punches and resorting to annoying goofiness and gets downright emotionally heavy towards the end, with, among other cool stuff, a masturbation-parallel montage and a mutual rope bondage-scene, both of which are oddly touching. My kind of romantic drama.

  • The Bunny Game

    The Bunny Game

    ★★★½

    Not the tryhard transgressive amateur hour you might expect, but clearly done by someone who knows a thing or two about image-making and sound design. In fact, between the minimalist, chamber play-esque set-up, epileptic editing and unannoying use of noise and extreme metal, Rehmeier makes a lot of things work here that normally suck in ostentatiously harsh films of this kind. Recommended.

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  • "Please Kill Me, I'm a Faggot Nigger Jew"

    Watched without any premonition, because the guy I share a server with downloaded it and I couldn't resist the title. Turns out it's read aloud e-mail-fragments from people who talk about their Nazi time-BDSM fetishes, mostly accompanied by effected close-ups of an exposed vagina above which the owner writes the German word for Jew at the end. Too short and fascinated by the outlandishness of its subject matter to be more than an oddity, but all right. Several of the Nazi fetishists self-describe as libertarians; there probably lies a good gag in that.

  • Introduction to Arnold Schoenberg's Accompaniment to a Cinematic Scene

    Introduction to Arnold Schoenberg's Accompaniment to a Cinematic Scene

    Schönberg's angry monologue about antisemitism is very much on point and if the movie had stopped after Straschek reading it, it would've been great.
    But instead Straub-Huillet insist on denouncing Schönberg for his decision to immigrate to the US via a lengthy Brecht-quote about the nexus between fascism and capitalism (which, taken by itself, isn't even that wrong, if probably a bit stinted) and it all culminates in the idiotic punchline that Schönberg fled from one barbaric regime to the next, a more than implied parallelization between the Shoah and Vietnam included.