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  • The Limits of Control

    The Limits of Control

    Woof, okay, here we go...

    Same deal as ''Inherent Vice'', taking a sober stab at a stoner staple, to straight up transcendent results. Pfffft, and I was worried about this one, thinking the endless waves of pure sound and imagery it rides on might not be enough to keep a less dulled and dopey mind at attention. Worth noting (probably not actually, but whatever), two other big life changes that really help amplify the intoxication of this:

    A) I've flipped…

  • Connect


    ***uhhhhhh, fair disclaimer/warning/apology, but the word vomit below is barely even about "Connect", just a much broader Miike train of thought that the show happened to send me on, and so you have been advised***

    Alright, so can ANYBODY in this god forsaken internet tell me whatever the hell happened to former Miike editor Yasushi Shimamura??? I can find literally zero information about him online beyond his filmographies on various nerd ass websites, which credit him as editor on…

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  • Master Gardener

    Master Gardener

    Very dubious.

    Now theoretically speaking, I'm not the sort that's gonna feel like I gotta take immediate umbrage at even a concept as on the face stupid as "former white supremist finds salvation in a romantic relationship with a mixed race woman half his age", I'm a real sure-why-not? kind of guy, take your shot buddy and let's see where you're heading with this. And so where does Schrader head with this? Well even after having seen the film I'm…

  • BlackBerry


    Look, with competition like "Air" and, uhhhh, *check notes*... "Flamin' Hot", of course this is gonna stand out as the good one. And it's just cynical and blackpilled enough overall that I don't think there's anything particularly evil about it (don't quote me on that tho!), buuuuuut, for all of the goofs and gags and observations that function to paint these general happenings as genuinely dystopic, what comes through the strongest and most consistent is still just all of the…

Popular reviews

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    It all comes back to electricity. Something so unspeakably evil happens to you, has been happening to you all of your life, something impossible to face head on, so instead you tell yourself a story. Your abuser isn't really your father, he's merely the puppet of an ancient being that exists beyond time and space, the personification of the evil that men do, both tangible and intangible all at once, it can't be contained, captured, measured, weighed, understood, or stopped,…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    Probably the most important film released in my serious movie watching lifetime (so like, post-2009 let's say), the big brain flipside to the dummy fun of ''Southland Tales'', which together form a pretty defining ''pieces of art that most clearly reflect/define how I see the world'' duo. Not unfair to peg this as just simplified cliffnotes Pynchon, but as someone who recently dedicated the better part of a year to ''Gravity's Rainbow'' and overall had a pretty horrible time of…