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  • New Jack City

    New Jack City


    Great urban aesthetic: not only brash and kinetic, but anxious as hell.

  • The Five Venoms

    The Five Venoms


    "His nickname is 'Thousand Hands'. He is well known for his quick moves. It's like he has a thousand hands."

    One of the Shaw Bros' darker visions of loyalty as expedience.

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  • New Rose Hotel

    New Rose Hotel


    If Johnny Mnemonic occupies one end of the cyberpunk scale - all the techno bells and whistles with no substance, mood, or concern for the future - then New Rose Hotel is at the other end. This is cyberpunk crystallised into pure feeling: corporate ennui, hopeless dynamism, failure to construct life with surveillance. Chinks of warmth getting through the cracks in glass and steel.

  • Hereditary



    I dig it. Very handsome, if a little familiar.