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  • Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

    Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

    ★★

    Fantastic band - lame ”talking heads”-style documentary. You don’t need to hear a bunch of Creem magazine boomer music journos talk in ten second clips about how great Big Star was: just listen to the third album.

  • Shed No Tears

    Shed No Tears

    Rewarded one extra half a star for being insane. Gothenburg has got to to die.

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  • The Dungeon of Harrow

    The Dungeon of Harrow

    ★★★½

    Very cheap (you will never see a faker bat or a less convincing shipwreck than what this film offers) but surprisingly entertaining gothic. I actually liked it a lot. It's the kinda movie that now seems tailor made for smug jerks to make fun of, Mystery Science-style, mocking its faults (mainly the "home made" low budget feel, which only adds a naive charm in my book) and failing to realise its strenghts: a sense of decay and dread that feels…

  • Herostratus

    Herostratus

    ★★★★½

    An extraordinary, intelligent, dark, dazzling one of a kind movie, ripe for rediscovery after being unavailable for the last 30 or so years. The juxtaposition and montage technique are unlike anything i've seen before and still feel modern and creates an unique kind of, almost scientific surrealism that has very little in common with, say, with Buñuel or Lynch. My only minor complaint are the inserts from an Allen Ginsberg poetry reading, which I felt didn't connect with the other…