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  • Woodshock

    Woodshock

    ★★★★

    Kirsten Dunst moved to Twin Peaks and did a lot of drugs. That experiment had a dreamy, violent fallout.

    Ambient tragedy into transcendence. Suffering within a glass cocoon, needing to shatter, lying on the scattered shards in the middle of a forbidden forest. Fragmentation of recollection, compounded out of grief. Another madness for another escape. Does death come in fives with the marijuana passages or is the epitome of pain through ones actions allow for repetition to be served via…

  • 5 Dolls for an August Moon

    5 Dolls for an August Moon

    ★★★★

    Hyper swinging 60's pouring over into early 70's lost on an island Days of Our Lives/And Then There Were None mash-up. Bava falling under a deliriously exploitative script, shooting scenes with double the vigor as an enhancement, placating into Giallo's finely tuned sense of dreamy convolution & erratic surrealism. Beautifully, one by one the discoveries of bodies are made. Each character a greedy sociopath with ulterior motives, hanging bodies in a freezer for a darkly mindful, if needless preservation. There's rarely a "good" soul in a Giallo film. I'll always love that. Enjoy the jazzy free-form, camera zooooooms/swirls, corruption and misanthropy.

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★★

    How do I follow up watching what may be my favorite film of all time? By watching what is easily one of the other top contenders for that spot. Going from triumph and the spectacular into a plunging nightmare of personal desires and everlasting vices. A duality of my own brain. Despite the neon fluorescence that is seared into your mind's eye w/the picture, this is my dark side.

    After every viewing I've come away w/a new lust for a…

  • Mute

    Mute

    ★★★★

    Almost destined to not be accepted within today's view of cinema, comes this laced ferocity of welcomed nihilism. When films aren't afraid to be zeroed in on the evils that occupy the world - futuristic or current present - that's when the glimpses into the monsters that hide in plain sight take over.

    Seedy, sexually fascinated/aggressive neo-noir set in a neon Germany. The world building within this is wonderful. Love to see everything so fleshed out w/its technology and aesthetic.…