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  • Peggy Sue Got Married

    Peggy Sue Got Married

    ★★★★½

    I'm weeping y'all

  • All You Can Eat Buddha

    All You Can Eat Buddha

    ★★★½

    I interviewed director Ian Lagarde for IXDaily, check it out: ixdaily.com/grind/all-you-can-eat-buddha

    "I like the fact that while tasked with surveillance, Esmeralda develops an erotic fascination with Mike and the only way she can communicate it is with these drawings. The more that she watches him, the less it becomes about surveillance and instead it becomes voyeurism and affection. Wherever you go to one of these resorts, you get a note from the maid. The first time I saw one, I…

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★½

    Birdman was pretty good, some cringe-worthy moments but overall it has some incredible technique and packs a powerful punch. I don't see the strength of the film having very much to do with art or theatre at all, I think it works best as a festering portrait of male impotent rage: The dangerous obsession with the self and how it destroys nearly everyone in its path. This awful symptom of maleness that is more concerned with legacy and influence than…

  • The Lords of Salem

    The Lords of Salem

    ★★★★½

    Difficult to put into words the visceral impact and sadness of The Lords of Salem. One viewing doesn't quite seem enough to put all the pieces together, as Zombie puts together a horror film so unlike any horror I've ever seen. The brutality of Sheri Moon's performance hits me in the fucking gut, and without ever having dealt with addiction, the film feels like a pained, strung out journey into the abyss. Some great female power, and a bone-chilling soundscape are icing on the cake.