• Invaders from Mars

    Invaders from Mars

    Its easy to laugh until its your endless looping nightmare scape. This is a delightful technicolor dream that taught us that aliens were green...a hallucinations 2 bother the kiddies and grown ups alike. Its as confusing as a nightmare should be. Adults rising up against the boy in a town of cardboard cutout lamp posts and stagey fake buildings (certainly near the same vibration as the fantasy town/state of being as the one Steve McQueen resides in for the duration…

  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    my friend does not know how he came across this dvd, he just found it in a drawer the other day I guess.

    pre 9/11 vampire nyc vibe written by someone who seems to have been viciously keeping up with his vertigo/image comics subscriptions but alllllsooo loves The Lord and keeps his finger pointing upward but "fuck man" they are hiding whole books of the bible from us broooo!! sometimes youre a man of god supernatural blind man in a…

  • The Painted Bird

    The Painted Bird

    In 2019 some director guy had a brain blast from heaven and was like "WOAHHHH what if i shot my depressing gross arty movie in BLACK AND WHITE!!!! NO ONE HAS EVER DONE THAT BEFORE AND YEAHHH THATD MAKE IT SUPER UNIQUE AND COOL AND MAKE UP FOR THE FACT THAT MY MOVIE IS A WORTHLESS EXERCISE BASED ON A BOOK THAT WAS ALSO A WORTHLESS EXERCISE/A LIE SOME DUDE WHO SPENT THE WAR OUT OF HARMS WAY LIKED TO…

  • True Stories

    True Stories

    ★★★★★

    Gummo for people who genuinely like people
    Also musical proto Slacker (roaming eye experimentation with dreamy monologues and also set in TEXAS)
    Like all the films I mentioned, this one makes ya wanna immediately go out and buy the first video camera ya see and start running around with it.
    Also Robert Ashley's Perfect Lives (light version?)
    This is the rare instance where a celebrated artist gets total control over a passion project and rather than simply showing off and…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    just beyond the din and the fire and the world of man, just off the shattered road where metal beasts haul away the dead at impossible speeds atop four wounded wheels, there is a green forest. there the trees rise up and create a shield. here there are two trespassers from the world of fire and men. a boy and a girl. the animals and other natural things (trees, moss and the like) have decided (begrudgingly) to allow these two…

  • The Love-Ins

    The Love-Ins

    I am currently having a blast reading nicolas von hoffmans book "we are the people your parents warned you about" (best title) and could not recommend it more. It is an uncompromising, often scathing review/field report of the haight district. it came out the same year as this movie which also not an entirely flattering picture of such "happenings." its amazing how fast everything escalated with the haight ascension and the manson Armageddon in a matter of 4 years. the…

  • The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    Fellowship portion = 4 gross looking rotoscoped stars
    Tacked on Two Towers portion = 2.5 stars

    It seemed important in a silly/mystical way to return to my roots when it came to choosing the first movies I would watch in my new solo akron apartment sanctum. This one has been many things for me over the years. the bass animated Hobbit film changed my lil mind around when I watched it at 5 years old and ever since then I…

  • Harvey

    Harvey

    Maybe the only movie where someone mentions my lil weird home city of AKRON with a smile and a far off look in their eye..."Have you ever been to Akronnn?"

    The immortal Jimmy Stewartism at the heart of this movie echoes forever: "In this life you can can be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant...I recommend pleasant..." and that's the thing about the movie, its not super deep and as a movie its just that: a movie, a filmed…

  • Martyrs

    Martyrs

    !!!!Its the family fun flick of the summer that has everyone asking the same question: is this what meth is like?!!!

    Smells like surrealist Eli Roth (who is on POT/GRASS) doing a gory Twilight Zone type dance that involves "2 many plot twists" to the point where your college screenwriting professor throws up, not because of the hellish violence on display but because of the jagged nature of whats on the page, and thus reaches for his David Mamet bible…

  • Barton Fink

    Barton Fink

    ★★★★★

    Its easy enough for me to type this. It's safe. Sitting here in my room with my laptop on my lap (where else?). The Life Of The Mind. A safe place? Sure...maybe. Real life though...well...

    "Id tell ya stories that would curl your hair but it looks like ya already heard em!" 

    A STORY: I have been living on my own in a new apartment for the last two weeks or so. It's my first time living completely on my own.…

  • High Tension

    High Tension

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    yeah i of course love that this gross movie is a gay one and yeah idk maybe im thick but i just cant follow when a movie like this gets deemed homophobic because the violent perpetrator happens to be gay. There is always a fine argument to be made about sexism or fetishism when it comes to a male directing the female form buuuut i do not sense homophobia here. ive said it before the moms who are going to…

  • Hair-Raising Hare

    Hair-Raising Hare

    ★★★★★

    Wish I could hop into the tv and get lost in these corridors, wandering as a ghost 4ever <3
    We all eventually find that life is a system beyond our control...automatic...mechanical...so we must jump in with gusto, not despair, screaming: "WELLL SOO ITS MECHANICAL!!"
    (Fuck robotic rabbits if you really wanna)

    Some peak trans Bugz here.
    "Why I was just talking to my girlfriend the other day saying you monsters must lead such interrresting liiiives, myyyyy starrrrs...NOW LETS DIP OUR…