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  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★½

    "This isn't Colombian"

    A relentless torrent of Kafkaesque nightmares. This was advertised to me as a comedy. A fucking comedy. Taking place over the course of one night that at one moment appears grounded in reality, the film escalates into a cartoonish odyssey that defies explanation, rationale or any sort of meaning or purpose. It's deeply cynical, especially towards relationships and New York, but manages to be so in a playful and amusing way. But there is nothing seemingly meant…

  • Ringu

    Ringu

    ★★★★

    Truly bone-chilling. Compared to my memories of the American version, Ringu might just come up short, but at the same time, it's relative lo-fi style seems to serve the subject so much better. The actual tape is much simpler, which also makes it more effective and disturbing. Like something you could actually find. The incredible sound design makes it impossible to not feel your skin crawl, even when the scares are telegraphed a mile away. The deliberate pacing and ominous…

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  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    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,…

  • Indie Game: The Movie

    Indie Game: The Movie

    ★★★★½

    Maybe the best argument against game piracy I've ever seen, Indie Game: The Movie depicts three different independent game developers (all of which are either 1 or 2 people) at various stages of the creative process. One (Jonathan Blow who created 'Braid') after completion and release reflecting on the experience; another (Team Meat, creators of 'Super Meat Boy') at the final stretch as their game preps for release after a long development; and finally Phil Fish, creator of Fez, in…