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  • All the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997)

    All the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997)

    ★★★★

    an indispensable wealth of footage for anyone interested in the trifecta of old NY, hip hop and skateboarding even if just for the early performance clips from Busta Rhymes and Jay-Z but it’s the shots of the city itself, covering a decade of the streets and buildings changing, that really carry weight - would love to watch this with an enthusiastic city audience

    (can’t for the life of me figure out why this is all 2.35, including cropping the archival footage - if you need to conform to a wide aspect ratio, at least split the difference and do 1.78)

  • Silent Hill

    Silent Hill

    ★★★

    weird to revisit this fifteen years later, totally removed from both the games and the mall goth culture that made a 50 million dollar, 125 minute, hard-R rated video game adaptation a wise investment for a major studio; the takeaways here are that this is satisfyingly grim, abstract and gross - in equal measure - and it’s a rare studio horror film, let alone one mostly targeted at older teens, that takes its time but it’s also a total (and…

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