Sam P.

Kristen Stewart's Ghost Bro ( ... )

Flea markets are (finally) back, baby.

Still your resident Tsundoku Master. πŸ“š

Favorite films

  • Sunset Motel
  • Abandon
  • Tomie: Forbidden Fruit
  • Ticket of No Return

Recent activity

  • The Humanoid


  • The New Women


  • Josie and the Pussycats


  • First Daughter


Pinned reviews



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

    An exhaustive distillation of the early aughts CD-ROM disk mag aesthetic, 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


    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…

Recent reviews

  • The Humanoid

    The Humanoid


    She gave her life for love, something she wasn’t programmed to understand. To what end, tears, when they short circuit your system and result in rust? Maybe this is a trifle, and a queen of its surface-level aesthetic, but it’s also got this: πŸ’—.

  • The New Women

    The New Women


    A lightly parodic homage exercise to fifties post-apocalypse movies, as well its directors' favorite Twilight Zone episodes, but somehow shabbier than both combined. Intermittently charming, because of and in spite of how its seams are always showing. A generous three stars, because I love Mary. Without her, it would be two or two-and-a-half. Neither completely cornball or super-serious sci-fi, but much more the former. Not exactly bad, but without mainstream ambition. Niche less by design than by an absence of…

Popular reviews

  • The FiancΓ©s of Macdonald Bridge

    The FiancΓ©s of Macdonald Bridge


    A petite film that proves Godard's sunglasses are the root of all his darkness.

  • The Punisher

    The Punisher


    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. Yes, you read that correctly. Certified!
    5. A deadly woman who crucifies a man with her earrings.
    6. A vision of Castle as a broken, fragile,…