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  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway

    ★★★★★

    What does the Black Lodge see when it sees us? A labyrinth of doors and exits? Loops and circuits in spacetime fissured and joined, continuous until discontinuous, unidentical at every point yet self-similar? A network to transit, an environment in which to be and to become.

    What is noir? Like, what does it do and how does it do it? Noir is about unequal informatics, of landscapes that shift and dissolve based upon their inhabitants and their relative positioning to…

  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    ★★★★

    Not so much A New Beginning as a Detour Into Downer Heartland Reaganomic Dispossession. The kids are not alright. The summer camp sours and crumbles into an open-air asylum filled with dead livestock, edged weapons and sociopathic overspill. Cocaine and Bianca dusting a Slaughterhouse. Pinehurst Youth Development Center might be the worst-run 1980's residential treatment facility for troubled teens ever committed to film? but Violet's industrial goth look is one that I am SO ABOUT in 2017. 3/4 length communist…

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  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    You know, it would be really quite terrible if we were to find ourselves trapped in the midst of an armed White Supremacist business operation which uses entertainment as a cover for nefarious schemes which sicken and enslave the whole of the culture whilst using non-whites as scapegoats for the damage and hostility which follows, further fuelling their cause, right? right?

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★★

    When I was an agoraphobic psychotic 13 year old in 1987, my most prized possession was a VHS tape I had made myself by recording David Cronenberg's The Fly and Aliens off of HBO. I watched those movies over and over. I barely went to school that fall. I had not finished the end of 7th Grade because incarcerated in a for-profit psychiatric hospital for children, let out to go to an academic summer program, which was a bad idea…