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  • Experiment in Terror
  • Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa
  • The Grapes of Wrath
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  • Christmas Comes to Pac-land

    ★★

  • Experiment in Terror

    ★★★★★

  • Pottersville

  • Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa

    ★★★★★

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  • Christmas Comes to Pac-land

    Christmas Comes to Pac-land

    ★★

    At first glance this was boringly plain cash-in product placement Christmasploitation. And that's what it is at second and third glance too, all the way to its core, but it's more fun when you start analyzing all of the philosophical/universal questions it proposes. For my own enjoyment I now will milk this shit to death, I apologize in advance if you read this entire exploration:

    First off, I guess you have to concede that Pacman lives in "Pac-Land", a pretty…

  • Experiment in Terror

    Experiment in Terror

    ★★★★★

    A couple months ago I made a list called “Proto-Lynch” — films that came out before David Lynch’s career but distinctly feel like they could be made by him. Actually Lynchian. This, right here, is probably the MOST Proto-Lynchian film to exist. If you are a fan of the modern master’s work I guarantee you will get something out of this, if you don’t recognize it for the pure early neo noir masterpiece it is. It truly feels like it was…

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  • Pottersville

    Pottersville

    I watched this because I was depressed and needed some comfort trash — I genuinely feel this film made my mental illness worse. 

    For a Hallmarky Christmasploitation movie, this is pretty fucking depressing. Michael Shannon’s lead performance could best be described as watching someone’s eyes deaden more every scene, until he begins to look like the gorilla mask he has been donning the whole time. 

    Also, to be clear, this film is most about Bigfoot. Not very much about Christmas.…

  • Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa

    Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa

    ★★★★★

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    There are “bad” movies and then there are “bad” CHRISTMAS movies, and they truly take the cake as a whole subgenre of slop of their own. There are some that are joyous like Santa With Muscles, some that are charming but mostly boring like Santa Conquers the Martians, some that are more intriguing and confusing than they are bad like Nutcracker 3D, some that make you want to throw up like Kirk Cameron’s terrifying passion baby Saving Christmas, and then there…

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  • The Last Picture Show

    The Last Picture Show

    ★★★★★

    I grew up in a small town, about 6,000 people. And it was the biggest town in the county, if you can believe that. It’s a unique experience growing up in such a small rural place, especially in modern times in the US is rapidly moving more and more towards cities. Rural life is becoming a thing of the past. In and out with the wind. The end times. 

    The town I grew up in had one main street (called…

  • Leviathan

    Leviathan

    ★★★★★

    There’s a moment in this film where you’re in a basin of dead fish (stick with me), and they are sloshing around lifeless and cold, guts spilling, eyes bulging, fish mid-devouring other fish in their final moments, stuffed with each others’ helpless carcasses on display in the wet sludge. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, one of them moves. Flaps it’s tail. I know it’s coming, I’ve seen this film three times now, and I swear I jump…