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  • The Road Movie

    The Road Movie


    Did not expect this to be such a funny and sneakily thoughtful dig at its amoral, hyper-desensitized Russian subjects. In some ways, this is a new (maybe better) kind of mondo movie. Also a great example of why you never get into an ouch contest with a Russian.

    Few reviews I read contended with central conceit of dash-cam videos as being both diagnostic & symptom of Russian "cannibal" culture. Most that did were either "Eh, I guess it's political" or "It's…

  • Nowhere to Run

    Nowhere to Run


    This feels like an unfinished film, like a more toothless prototype for A History of Violence. So I'm conflicted: do I want more or less of credited story co-writer and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas's fingerprints on this? Yes. But also no. Charmingly berserk, I guess.

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  • The Void

    The Void


    As if Lucio Fulci had made The Thing. No, wait: as if Lucio Fulci's biggest fan had made The Thing. No, no, as if Lucio Fulci's biggest fan cross-bred The Thing with Night of the Living Dead. No wait it's Hellraiser and Lovecraft and oh god there's just so many unsynthesized influences here good god no waiiiiiit... More soon at

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight


    Dear Matt:

    I read your review of "The Hateful Eight" after watching the film last night. I agree with many of your arguments, but only a few of your conclusions. You say that you found the film's nihilistic perspective to be troubling, and concluded that Tarantino, as a political filmmaker, has lost your good faith. You add that the sadistic quality to the film's violence, especially against women, but also during the "big black pecker" speech, bothered you. And that…