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  • ChromiumBlue.com

    ChromiumBlue.com

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    β€œHow splendicious!” - Vivian VadimΒ (Erica Prior)

    An exhaustive aesthetic distillation of the early aughts CD-ROM diskΒ magazine, complete with artist and song credits that fade up in the lower left of the screen. An ode to commercialism. A blatant, self-referential β€˜sex sells’ advertisement.

    Also: impromptu cage fights; sassy lesbian limo drivers; yacht parties; vicarious arousal by way of online portals; a snobby burger fetishist; a fashion first approach to filmmaking; a frankly abnormal amount of rabbits, for some reason; precognition, but limited to bedroom ventures; moped jewel thieves; and so, so, so much more.

  • Hollywood 90028

    Hollywood 90028

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    Michelle: "Do you live alone?"
    Mark: "Everybody lives alone."

    Quite possibly the greatest, least discussed, and nearly forgotten film about Los Angeles and its beautifully, tragically endemic culture of twenty-somethings who have abandoned family, friends, and the comforts of home in pursuit of big city dreams. It is a reality that everybody secretly recognizes, but that few would ever openly admit to one another. Life in LA is frequently difficult, at times it is utterly unmanageable, and by default requires…

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  • Baby Sister

    Baby Sister

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    β€œI’m sorry that I hurt her.

    I’m sorry that I hurt you.Β 

    I’m sorry that I killed mother.” - Annie (Phoebe Cates)

    The most East Coast old money rich bitch-ass snobbery ever to dareΒ set foot on the opposite.Β 

    Surprisingly redemptive, in spite of how much people use each other without remorse during its runtime. Maybe it was all the coffee that they were drinking. Extremely pervy stuff, sanitized for TV, but the measured accountability for the breaches of trust and the acknowledgment of the psychic weight related to the death that precedes the film ultimately make it weirdly hopeful. In spite of everything, life goes on.

  • Egomania: Island Without Hope

    Egomania: Island Without Hope

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    aka Imitation: Film Without Plot

    99.9% sure that anyone who has never seen an art film fears that it would be exactly like this...

    There’s a look from Tilda Swinton in here that is worth the price of admission, but frankly there’s not much else. Besides, it’s honestly difficult to tell how sincerely committed Schlingensief is to the rather obtuse presentation. Kinda seems like he’s goofin’ on the emotionality of Jarman with his own perverse additions of wild, satanic hullabaloo…

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  • The Punisher

    The Punisher

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    Forget PUNISHER: WAR ZONE. Goldblatt made an 80s action masterpiece.

    10 reasons why you should stop everything and watch THE PUNISHER now:

    1. Dolph Lundgren (!) as Frank Castle / The Punisher.
    2. Jeroen Krabbe (!) as the new don of the Italian mafia.
    3. Explosions. Lots of 'em. Explosions within explosions.
    4. Scuba-Ninjas. Stop. Read it again. Fucking scuba-ninjas!
    5. A deadly woman who crucifies a man with her earrings.
    6. A vision of Castle as a broken, fragile,…

  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny

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    Rewatch with Vincent Gallo’s commentary track from the Japanese home video release. He talks a lot about the start-to-finish booing of the unfinished version exhibitedΒ in Cannes; how he positioned a monitor just out of frame, but to match his eyeline, so as to allow himself to compose the shots and serve as cinematographer; and he openly ponders what drove him to spend three years creating a film that (almost) nobody liked, that didn’t make any money, and that has since…