Kai Perrignon

Garbage boy, film goblin, trash programmer, writer for and on the screen.

Favorite films

  • The Iron Rose
  • A Couch in New York
  • Last House on Dead End Street
  • Love Letters

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  • The Phenom

    ★★★½

  • Invitation to Hell

    ★★★½

  • Skinamarink

    ★★½

  • Bloodstream

    ★★★★

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  • Invitation to Hell

    Invitation to Hell

    ★★★½

    43 minutes, perfect length. It takes five minutes for things to go wrong, then five more minutes to sketch the bodies to drop, and then it’s just blood and bad mood in enveloping darkness until nothing is left but the night is still young. Delighted by the gruesome image of a silent farm hunk crucified on a wall of naked women with his heart ripped out.

  • Bloodstream

    Bloodstream

    ★★★★

    First pick out of Indicator’s absurdly lavish boxset of the films of Michael J Murphy, who worked pretty constantly for decades with very little money and a Jess Franco-like tendency to leave works unfinished. Bloodstream was never officially released 
    until this blu ray (a cast screening was taped and made its way online years ago; that version with some different ADR than the restored cut is also on the disc) because Murphy thought it was too personal and bitter. Given…

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  • Churchill

    Churchill

    ★½

    This movie ends with a title card informing the audience who won World War 2.

  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    Felt like my eyes were trying rattle out of my skull, like the worst, most performatively woke twitter feed was pulling me into the abyss with its fingers in my nostrils. 

    Suggests that a single woman's assault and loss (and of course - as fellow lboxd user Lucinda pointed out to me after the film - goes out of its way to suggest her lost agency is perhaps more tied into her proto nuclear family than her rape) is equivalent…