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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool

    ★★★★½

    What are there, 5 actual plots among all the films extant? Well, perhaps this one is number 3, but conceived, produced and constructed as a unique vision of number 3. A number 3 like no-one else has yet exposed. Alonso's tempo; images; underground bed of neutered history; nature's anxious bullying; those asking too little, those giving less--all quantum spirit-trapping in frozen fox-world amid secrets hidden in temperatures where only the guiltiest or loneliest can survive, familial runes hinting of mythic fire.

  • Brutality in Stone

    Brutality in Stone

    ★★★

    Alexander Kluge and Peter Schamoni intelligently present their opinion on Nazi architecture and national policy. The shots and editing seem to create a demanding, screaming monologue of its own, also Masculine and brutal. Those eponymous stones seem to have built national abattoirs where once the Greeks housed gods, or perhaps German audacity in history will always remind me of their efficiency in death, so that any building since 1933 frightens with its genealogy of bunkers and crematoriums. I don't feel…

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  • Wake in Fright

    Wake in Fright

    ★★★★½

    A behemoth. A mythic tale of almost endless interpretation and catalyst for thought. Perhaps a primer for what makes males tick down deep--somewhere primal, ruthless and untiringly perverse from our addiction to the genetic brotherhood's range of violence. Gentlemen, I offer you your peers; ladies, your fiancés.

    It isn't only Doc Tydon's "man in a smoking jacket, whiskey and soda," who succumbs to the affectability of progressive civilization, all the while hypocritically rationalizing his deepest and oldest demons--what John Donne…

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    Preposterous, sterile and boring. A glossy hat trick for dismissal. Movie, you're fired. Even Satan hates you for being so dazzlingly superficial and Trump-like in your mocking estimations. Go, just go. Never expect the sound department to do the dramatic heavy lifting ever again. You are tongues wagging at a business meeting, each too soon made glad in attempting to find a layer of irony that will exonerate them from being tongues wagging at a business meeting. TND, your adolescent…