Gummo ★★★★

It feels like the sad life-affirming melancholy time capsule of Jonas Mekas combined with the pure horror that bleeds into the films of Tobe Hooper, things like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.... with a dash of the real, scary, futures depicted in Pixote or the documentary films of Lucifer Valentine and Werner Herzog. Korine is a filmmaker of the future. These are the kinds of films that survive: the films where the world is simple, and the world is one worth living in, but the world is bad. And most of all, the world is just real.