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  • Casualties of War

    Casualties of War 1989

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Jun, 2016

    Ethics.

    No one disturbs a spectator quite like DePalma. No one scripts the spectator quite like DePalma

  • Slumber Party Massacre II

    Slumber Party Massacre II 1987

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 May, 2016

    The greatest film of the American 80's? An implosive cinematic mine-fuck that wrangles genre, gender, and cultural norms in one head-scratching mess of a film that is sure to leave an acidic taste in one's mouth. If the first film often felt too on the money with it's overt rallying cry against the male-gaze this presents a much more complex psuedo-lynchian deconstruction of suburban Americanism in the Reagan years where one is left only wildly confused.

    P.S. I never thought…

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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2015 3

    Probably the most restrained effort from Mr. Tarantino's entire career. Gone are all the pop Godardian tricks that first made him famous (besides the almost Brechtian decision to stage a road-show along with some pop music, a few gags centered around the intermission, and the almost-hokey clue-like genre of the murder mystery stuck inside one place); in its place is a more classical story that tries to fit more snugly among the ranks of the exploitation masters of the 70s…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    ½ Watched 15 Apr, 2016

    Fascism! the musical. Starring Mr. Drone and Mr. Surveillance State vs. Mr. Globalized Corporate Interest. W/ special guest appearences by Gal Gadot as the Mrs. Military Entertainment Complex. Witness the horrors of 9/11 replayed as a BMW commercial! Marvel at the utter destruction of any debate around the ethics of ~great power~ + ~great responsibility~! Wonder at the soul-crushing, mind-numbing, jolly-rancher-sucking series of product placements that make up the bulk of the shoddy story! Horror at a possible low point in an already very low culture.