Drew has written 17 reviews for films during 2016.

  • The Clock

    The Clock

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched all 24 hours. Still captivating.

  • Conical Solid

    Conical Solid

    ★★★★

    Saw this projected through a cave. Anti-illusory and anti-fascist in the vein of Arnulf Rainer. A very welcome end to this week.

  • Blonde Death

    Blonde Death

    ★★★★

    Blonde Death:______::______:______

    (a) Badlands, Polyester, All That Heaven Allows
    (d) a filthy blonde slut with Tang, Breathless, a girl and a gun
    (b) Jules and Jim, Batman Dracula, Nosferatu
    (c) gidget, Mean Girls, fetch
    (e) Debby Reynolds' "Tammy", Lost in Translation, Roxy Music's "More Than This"

    I mean, I don't actually know. I didn't go to a school for analogies.

  • Crossroads

    Crossroads

    ★★★★

    A study of the figure of a mushroom cloud, refracted through space and time. Gleeson faithfully reimagines the actual sound, down to the wildlife sounds. It eventually gives way to Riley's drone score, and then everything tilts toward the sublime.

  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

    The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

    ★★★★

    ❤️ 💚 💙

  • Correction, Please: or, How We Got into the Pictures

    Correction, Please: or, How We Got into the Pictures

    ★★★★

    A man goes to the mansion of a notorious spy, where he quite literally falls under her spell. Yes, it's the plot of half a dozen similar films, but that's either beside the point or part of it.

    Correction, Please: or, How We Got into the Pictures starts off with simple, static long shots resembling what Burch calls the "mature, primitive" period of early films. The narrative lurches forward and backward in time, occasionally replaying the same scene. The progression…

  • You Only Live Once: Production Takes from a Film in the Making

    You Only Live Once: Production Takes from a Film in the Making

    ★★½

    A strange making-of film that suggests something more than the DVD bonus feature it inevitably became. Production Takes from a Film in the Making starts off with several takes that start as the actors get set up, a few moments of gripping drama, and then the cast members easing up after the take has concluded. It's a nice rhythm that's helped by the immediacy of Fritz Lang's motifs: surprise reveals, fog, and weapons.

    The bank robbery scenes didn't work quite…

  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    ★★★★½

    :'( <-- the apostrophe is made of glycerin

  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    ★★★★★

    I worried that I don't love this as much as I do, but I do.

  • Multiple Maniacs

    Multiple Maniacs

    ★★★½

    It's been a few years since I first saw Multiple Maniacs, and it still mostly holds up. It's always entertaining when Waters holds up silly acts of transgression ("queers kissing each other like lovers on the lips!") next to serial homicide. He was clearly still figuring out how to arrange a scene here though.

    Let's talk about the lobster scene though. I love the lobster scene. I loved Róisín Murphy's lobster scene. And I feel the need to write about…

  • Dr. Caligari

    Dr. Caligari

    ★★★½

    The cast seems to have confused acting with voguing and I am here for it.

  • Closet Monster

    Closet Monster

    ★★★½

    Stephen Dunn manages to navigate the space between Heartbeats, Green Porno, and Tetsuo: The Iron Man. How he fit them on the same map is beyond me.