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  • The Living End

    ★★★★

  • Tromeo & Juliet

    ★★★½

  • Thesis

    ★★★★

  • Gummo

    ★★★★½

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  • Goof on the Loose

    Goof on the Loose

    A darling homage to 1920s slapstick comedies from Steckler. If this had been any longer than 10 minutes, it might have fried my brain with its tomfoolery. But that's not to say it wouldn't be worth the risk.

  • Slashed

    Slashed

    ★★★½

    Slashed... is a composite of footage from previously released Ray Dennis Steckler films, Red Heat being the predominant one, and is presented as a "silent" short that follows various criminals and sex workers around Sin City. Basically just something to have on in the background as there's no dialogue or plot. But if you're looking for some scuzzy ambience for your living room, then you just might've found the grindhouse version of the Yule log channel at Christmas time.

    An alternate mashup, titled Face of Evil, also exists.

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  • The Toxic Avenger

    The Toxic Avenger

    ★★★★

    The only avenger that matters.

  • Blood Shack

    Blood Shack

    ★★★★★

    Carolyn Brandt worship. Artful wide shots of temperamental desert rats. Family fun at the rodeo. A spectre that haunts a dilapidated shanty on a barren ranch, sword in hand.

    Blood Shack feels like a very personal film. Ray Dennis Steckler photographs his ex-wife playing herself amidst a lifeless, dusty landscape in a way that is both admiring and wistful. The walls of the house are covered in posters of the pair's older movies like The Thrill Killers and Incredibly Strange…