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  • Reggie Watts: Spatial

    Reggie Watts: Spatial


    "O empathy's a bitch 
    once you feel it 
    you can't get rid 
    of that itch 
                         it's true!"

  • The Forbidden Room

    The Forbidden Room


    Irked at his very existence, I compelled myself to stalk him. . . as— LUG-LUG!

    I didn't believe it at first, but holy shit: THAT John Ashbery wrote Negin's monologue for How to Take a Bath. Groin of a borborygmic giant indeed.

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  • The Green Ray

    The Green Ray


    The incredibly callous, callow laughter from parts of the Metrograph audience tonight... Fuck hipsters, man.

    For my part, I think the glib, disassociative contempt that’s often shown onscreen characterizations of weakness and helplessness is nothing short of moronic, especially in contrast to the awed respect that’s gladly afforded to showy displays of violent psychosis. . . When thinking about Le Rayon vert, I’m always oddly put in mind of lyrics from an emotionally irresistible artist who’s also dared to treat…

  • Celine and Julie Go Boating

    Celine and Julie Go Boating


    Someone brought their ~9 year old (!) daughter to this screening. Judging by the throaty giggles that erupted from the front of the theater during Julie's magicienne-burlesque parody act, I'd say she not only "got it" but was 100% on its wavelength. That is righteous parenting, folks. 

    Go read the first two pages of Farber's Kitchen Without Kitsch for the dope.