not that big on cinema tbh
more into laura branigan
Hectic. Kinda Paulin's Serbian Film, which is never gonna be my personal poison, but with its 0-budget atmospheres manages to evoke more pathos than that pseudo-prestige cock-and-a-bull ever could. No matter how sludgy or problematic a Paulin gets, it's always worth sticking through for the diy meat'n'slime festival of the finale. And I always appreciate the way nasty environments have supernatural repercussions on the flesh in his films, like Plasm's bodily putrifaction by way of blackholes and exorcisms, here darkweb…
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So annoyed with this movie. Does anyone know how to stick a landing anymore?
Samet, a teacher in a rural community, is fixated on one of his students. She's like 12, and very childish, and he's behaving like he has some kind of romantic involvement with her. As things develop, he becomes the target of an institutional investigation into inappropriate conduct and he is mortified that she would so betray him. From hereon we witness the unravelling of this…
Phenomena upon phenomena upon phenomena.
Where are we even at with media?
What night-time lost highway are we on?
What year is this?
Who would even know how to write this up? The linguistic gymnastics it would require to detail the specific machinations of drama on display here are well out of my reach. Why even bother with a synopsis – a dutiful major is assigned to the hangover of Project Blue Book and unearths the mysteries of the evil…
I been busting out the classics to get me through and man, these movies are just life support. This is a big one in my personal growth. First saw it at 16 when it had just come out for video rental and I'd never seen anything so distinctively kind-natured whilst treating of such dark complex social issues. The very premise, that evil is just mnemonic, that we could all be just a bump on the head away from deliverance from…