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  • Brian Eno 1971–1977: The Man Who Fell To Earth

    Brian Eno 1971–1977: The Man Who Fell To Earth

    ★★★★★

    Bam Glam
    ......Thank You, Ma'am
    ......................Roxy Poxy
    ...........Ferry's Doxy
    ....Riley, Cage
    Turn the Page
    ..............Ladytronic
    .................Fripp-o-Sonic
    ......................Needles Camels
    ................Negro Mammals
    ..............Paw-paw Blowtorch
    .....Dead Finks Don't Talk
    Limbourg Lady
    ..........Warm Jets
    .......Baby's
    .............On Fire
    ..................Dalai
    ........................Llama Lama
    .............................Puss-puss Stella
    ..........................Manzanera
    ............Tiger Mountain
    .................Burning Airlines
    ............Judy's Jungle
    .......................Receding Hairlines
    ...Berlin Bowie
    Low and Heroes
    ...........Stella Marls Missa Nobis
    Golden Hours
    ..................Lead Hat Islands
    ....Ambient and?
    ...............Krautrock Science
    .....Oblique Strategies
    Then Silence
    ....In the Locus
    ........There's no Focus

    Ha-ha, Isn't Eno's Life a Circus?

    Yes he's happening

    ...and he's fattening

    ...and it's all that we can get into the show

    ....into the show

    ....there's no Bono

  • The Brain That Wouldn't Die

    The Brain That Wouldn't Die

    ★★★

    [morrissey]
    ♪ Girlfriend with no body
    I know, I know
    It's serious ♪
    [/morrissey]

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★

    Leftover Halloween Candy Review #5

    James Whale pulls another rabbit out of his hat with this perennially underrated Universal horror film based on H.G. Wells' eponymous novel.

    Liberated from the shackles of onscreen visibility, Claude Rains really cuts loose with a bonkers performance that's a complete joy to (not) watch. The early special effects work a treat and enable just enough suspension of disbelief to make the premise not seem utterly ridiculous, and Whale surrounds Rains with a stable of…

  • Incubus

    Incubus

    ★★★½

    Leftover Halloween Candy Review #4

    Because let's face it, when you try to conceptualize pure, mind-numbing terror, the first thing that comes to mind is William Shatner speaking Esperanto in a film that looks like an episode of the Twilight Zone directed by Ingmar Bergman.

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  • Harold and Maude

    Harold and Maude

    ★★½

    I get why this film resonates so much with a specific demographic of nostalgic old hippies, and aging baby-boomers who feel creatively stifled by their careers, but its central message of tuning in, turning on, and dropping out was a tad outdated even when it was originally released, and it certainly hasn't aged like a fine wine since.

    But what really chaps my ass are the 1-dimensional strawmen authority figures that director Hal Ashby sets up as Harold's obstacles on…

  • The Black Cat

    The Black Cat

    ★★★★

    Leftover Halloween Candy Review #1

    "Supernatural? Perhaps. Baloney, perhaps not."

    That quote from Bela Lugosi's character, Vitus Werdegast, served as my Usenet .sig for many years and it's always stayed with me. I'm not exactly sure why. Possibly it's because I consider the supernatural to be orthogonal to our perception of reality and therefore something that cannot be explained rationally because it doesn't interact with our linear sense of space and time in ways that we can accept as normal…