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  • Neon Maniacs

    Neon Maniacs

    I keep going back to the rules. Horror movies have rules. The Neon Maniacs are vulnerable to water. That's a rule. (It's a goofy rule, but it's a rule.)

    So there must be logic to the NEON MANIACS universe. Which is why I have so many questions. Why San Francisco? Why did they choose to roost under the bridge? Are there more Neon Maniacs under other prominent bridges across the U.S.? What is the normal lifespan of a Neon Maniac…

  • Winter's Bone

    Winter's Bone

    I’m automatically endeared to a movie that creates a believable environment. I like a movie that takes me places I’ve never personally been – even if they’re places which I don’t really want to go. WINTER’S BONE is that kind of a movie. It drops you directly into Missouri’s stark and distinctly rural Ozark Mountains, without a road map or a tour guide.


    The closest we get as far as a character we can relate to is the young protagonist,…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    GO.

  • Compliance

    Compliance

    ★★★★½

    Fast food restaurants are our modern domestic spiritual battleground. If you don’t agree, take a look at the daily news. Every major intellectual (and anti-intellectual) conflict this nation faces at the present moment seems to be playing out as often as not in a McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, KFC, Taco Bell, or Chik-Fil-A. We’ve got stories about crime, race, gender equality, marriage equality, immigration, nutrition, animal cruelty, shooting rampages, and now, as detailed in the new movie Compliance, malevolent prank…