I have very little time for Criterion Channel these days, I knew these days would come so I pour one out for my homie and keep that subscription active 🥲 ... On the other hand my movie picks are now sometimes decided by people like my 12-year-old niece who knows seemingly everything there is to know about Invader Zim lore. I have never watched the show, despite it being on air when I was the right age but I guess…
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The essence of the 70s is alive in this film. Cynical, cold, conspiratorial. And like any good 70s film it's cynicism is used to subvert the tropes of old, in this case the intrepid reporter who no one believes in cracks a massive case wide open as a testament to the value and relentless, selfless ethics of the fourth estate. In this case, this nobody reporter does uncover the seedy underbelly of a grand conspiracy but is but a mere…
Assigning a star rating to this movie would be like grading a Salvador Dali piece with a star rating. It's utterly absurd and simplifies the work to the point of insult. Eraserhead has more in common with a Dali painting than another film at your multiplex, it's a piece of art, not entertainment. I would be more comfortable sitting and watching this in a gallery than a theatre with twelve-dollar popcorn combos.
People constantly wonder what this or that means,…