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  • Oracle



    "You guys, this says that Mount Rainier blew up."

    An inane new-age documentary about nature conservation (the kind that ties all human oppression and war to over-population and not enough hemp growth) couched in a fictional story about sisters reuniting during some kind of apocalypse. In fiction this documentary is the result of Sasquatch(!) dictating a manifesto to a shaman who's a very Pacific Northwest dried goods co-op kind of lady and her listless filmmaker sister who just wants to…

  • Burnout



    A new one on me: a weed comedy without the comedy. Ada is a 30 year old weed dealer whose lifestyle has permitted her a state of arrested development. But when Proposition 19 passes weed is made legal and her livelyhood is threatened, she...doesn't do much of anything. It's 70 minutes of heavy sighs and a brief and pointless diversion at a foot fetish party where Har Mar Superstar sucks on Ana's toes because it's an indie movie made in LA, of course Har Mar Superstar is somehow involved.

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  • Repulsion



    The first hour or so makes up such a perfect anxiety nightmare that it bummed me out when it went a more typical (albeit eventful) route of "her madness is making her KILL!" The Polanski that made me squirm during mundane scenes in Rosemary's Baby purely through the power of his mise-en-scene is multiplied by five here, to the point where it got too much for me and I had to pause the movie to go do chores. Polanski's famous…