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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    The 26th Episode of Winkies has gone live! Its a real doozy as we talk The Lighthouse and The Abyss. It may be the last one for a while as Breton and I focus on a new project. Stay tuned to the end of this episode, or visit my Twitter, for more info on that.

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  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    ★★★★★

    CW: This review contains references to emotional and domestic abuse.

    I first watched Raging Bull in high-school. It was presumably a torrent, and I watched it on my bed on a laptop screen that I think may have been 1080p, if I was lucky.

    Most of this period of my life I shared that house with an abusive man.

    So I don't really remember much of the movie from that viewing, with a few exceptions. The thing I remember the…

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  • Lord of Illusions

    Lord of Illusions

    ★★★

    Some really terrific stuff in here. The Barker of it all is really great: lots of practical and surreal gore, the vague underlying threat of undefined cosmic entities, and the fusion of film noir and horror is a lot of fun. Unfortunately I think the film is hampered significantly by its cast. Daniel von Bargen does a serviceable job, despite me mainly knowing him as George’s boss in Seinfeld. Kevin J. O’Connor, a character actor as comfortable in a PTA…

  • The Creeping Garden

    The Creeping Garden

    ★★★½

    It’s not the best one of these, but I’m glad it is one of these. Paranoid SF/Phase IV inspired nature documentary about slime mould filled with time lapses and macrophotography (and a dash of nature film history) scored by Jim O’Rourke? That’s just my kinda shit. Couldn’t help but enjoy it.

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  • Resident Evil: Retribution

    Resident Evil: Retribution

    ★★★★½

    So I guess this just has some of the best hand-to-hand action choreography in a western film? On top of every other amazing thing. As much as I’ve enjoyed going through the series this one absolutely justified that choice. Fractured reality and space exploring corporations, technology, reality, video game structure... Completely spectacular. Also Mila definitely stepped on Paul in that outfit right?

  • The New ‘On Cinema’ Oscar Special

    The New ‘On Cinema’ Oscar Special

    ★★★★½

    The allotted function of art is not, as is often assumed, to put across ideas, to propagate thoughts, to serve as an example. The aim of art is to prepare a person for death, to plough and harrow his soul, rendering it capable of turning to good.

    Touched by a masterpiece, a person begins to hear in himself that same call of truth which prompted the artist to his creative act. When the link is established between the work and…