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  • We Are What We Are

    We Are What We Are


    I saw the original We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay) at Fantastic Fest a few years back and was pleasantly surprised, though not blown away. What I initially thought would be an insane story about familial dysfunction turned out to be something far more subtle, believable and depressing. I think if I had watched the movie with my expectations turned down from 11, I might have gotten a lot more out of it. And as luck would…

  • The Keep

    The Keep


    I'm not sure if there's an cottage industry that's sole purpose is to provide smoke / fog for the moving pictures, but if there is, I guarantee they were well paid in 1983. I'm not joking when I say The Keep is about 70% slow motion shots of fog rolling over various surfaces. Be it the floor, be it the wall, maybe its a talisman that looks a lot like a flashlight with a crucifix attached to it - if…

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  • Greatful Dead

    Greatful Dead


    I’m not sure what’s in Japan’s water supply, but I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if there was some sort of hallucinogen mixed in with all that H2O. They seriously create some of the strangest films out there…and thank goodness for that. Somewhere between Stephen King’s Misery, a Lifetime movie of the week about the chilling effects of poor parenting, and a bagful of acid blotters, sits Eiji Uchida’s Greatful Dead. Sounds like a hoot, right? It is. Funny,…

  • Repo Man

    Repo Man


    This was my second Repo Man viewing and it was just as crazy, fun, and ridiculous as my first. Estevez and Stanton's weirdly perfect chemistry makes their every minute on screen together absolute bliss. And don't even get me started on Tracy Walter's spacey mechanic Miller, whose stray confessions and observations are either hilarious, thought provoking, or, more often than not, a combination of the two. True, it's not the prettiest of films, but that's kind of the point, isn't…