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  • Tally Brown, New York

    Tally Brown, New York

    ★★★★★

    "I do not accept the fact that I hexed myself is the reason for crippling myself, because I have enough respect for Satan to believe that if he is around he knows the difference between an equity show [...] and real life." - Tally Brown, on her career-ending injury

    A seriously remarkable and gloriously lo-fi video essay about the night club queen, esteemed lady of the blues, and sometimes actress Tally Brown, who jived and thrived in that coveted, romanticized…

  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny

    ★★★★★

    aka Floral Patterns

    A gently masculine, heartbreaking road movie about deep-seated grief, trauma, culpability, helplessness, and the repeated, unwelcome rediscovery of your irreparably crippled sexuality in the wake of trying to desperately assemble one cheap simulacrum after another in order to recreate the only love that ever felt real, no matter how toxic, inadvisable, or doomed it always was.

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  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★

    OK, congrats sad lonely boy, mystery solved (I guess), but where do the pokémens go to fuck

  • Tank Girl

    Tank Girl

    ★★★½

    aka MAD MAX(INE): FURRY ROAD

    Who doesn’t love an anti-authoritarian queer-punk cartoon rendered in real life? Fuck the man, complacency is death, water is a human right. I’m personally glad that this film isn’t filthy and hyper-violent. Were it, I think that would tip the scale and render it exhausting. As it stands, the ‘drawn’ aesthetic rules every decision and normal narrative logic goes out the window. Of course you can trick out a whole tank in a few minutes!…

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  • The Punisher

    The Punisher

    ★★★★★

    Forget PUNISHER: WAR ZONE. Goldblatt made an 80s action masterpiece.

    10 reasons why you should stop everything and watch THE PUNISHER now:

    1. Dolph Lundgren (!) as Frank Castle / The Punisher.
    2. Jeroen Krabbe (!) as the new don of the Italian mafia.
    3. Explosions. Lots of 'em. Explosions within explosions.
    4. Scuba-Ninjas. Stop. Read it again. Fucking scuba-ninjas!
    5. A deadly woman who crucifies a man with her earrings.
    6. A vision of Castle as a broken, fragile,…

  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny

    ★★★★★

    Rewatch with Vincent Gallo’s commentary track from the Japanese home video release. He talks a lot about the start-to-finish booing of the unfinished version exhibited in Cannes; how he positioned a monitor just out of frame, but to match his eyeline, so as to allow himself to compose the shots and serve as cinematographer; and he openly ponders what drove him to spend three years creating a film that (almost) nobody liked, that didn’t make any money, and that has…