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  • Disconnected

    Disconnected

    ★★★★★

    This is what I hope for when I go hunting through the nether regions of slasher cinema. A unique delight, intelligent & provocative, capturing horror in the brutalistic & modernist style of early Romero. Like George's films, this one captures the electric pulse of a societal deformity so powerfully that it resonates still.

  • The Party's Over

    The Party's Over

    ★★★★½

    A remarkable film. A raw, quivering beast lurching towards the narrow underbelly of dawn. Nestled within a Moral Panic genre, The Party's Over undermines the narrow tropes of British tut-tutting through ambiguity & nuances that detonate expectations. An ode to many of the fears & hopes that plague humans as they move through time.

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  • Surviving Edged Weapons

    Surviving Edged Weapons

    ★★★★★

    A jewelled crown of paracinema, a prize that was never meant for mere mortals, Surviving Edged Weapons comes to us from a golden age of violence & silliness. It was a police training video, created for a professional elite to educate & enlighten. How a man jiggling at the speed of danger, hips flexing & thrusting, was meant to train a police officer in the ways of self defense remains a mystery. There are many mysteries surrounding this film, such as who the…

  • Phenomena

    Phenomena

    ★★★★½

    Phenomena truly is a berserk film. Few films so desperately require a time out, & yet I never wanted it to stop. Atonal rhythms of nature. There are rotting things hidden in those sweet, green, rolling fields.