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  • Happy Death Day 2U

    Happy Death Day 2U

    ★★

    a sequel that dedicates itself entirely to explaining the plot logistics and emotional stakes of the original, mostly failing to do either (i actually think i left this more confused about both?) while barely maintaining the charm of these characters. rothe is doing her damnedest but stretches of this genuinely made me think i overrated the first one.

  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    ★★★★

    rebuilding and healing through creation. “lift every voice and sing.”

  • God Told Me To

    God Told Me To

    ★★★★

    talked about in full alongside It's Alive (1974) on the latest patron-exclusive, bonus episode of my genre/exploitation film podcast SLEAZOIDS, which you can access over on our patreon by clicking here.

    subscribing to our patreon gains you access to this episode, all previous bonus eps (30!! you can see all the films covered so far here) and all future bonus eps (2 more every single month!!). you can listen to all of our 34 free episodes over on soundcloud, itunes or spotify.

  • It's Alive

    It's Alive

    ★★★★

    talked about in full alongside God Told Me To (1976) on the latest patron-exclusive, bonus episode of my genre/exploitation film podcast SLEAZOIDS, which you can access over on our patreon by clicking here.

    subscribing to our patreon gains you access to this episode, all previous bonus eps (30!! you can see all the films covered so far here) and all future bonus eps (2 more every single month!!). you can listen to all of our 34 free episodes over on soundcloud, itunes or spotify.

  • Take Aim at the Police Van

    Take Aim at the Police Van

    ★★★

    MANY ACCIDENTS

    HAVE OCCURRED

    IN THIS AREA

    CAUTION!

  • Murder by Contract

    Murder by Contract

    ★★★★

    "the only type killing that's safe is when a stranger kills a stranger. no motive. nothing to link the victim to the executioner. now why would a stranger kill a stranger? because somebody's willing to pay. it's business. same as any other business. you murder the competition. instead of price-cutting, throat-cutting. same thing."

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★★★★

    imagine being able to conceptualize your own death with this level of bittersweet humor and sophisticated pageantry. unreal. the most joyously and regretfully theatrical work i've ever seen. "do you suppose stanley kubrick ever gets depressed?"

  • The Prince of Egypt

    The Prince of Egypt

    ★★★★

    still have no idea how moses didn’t remember (or have any qualms about) the slave murder portrait hanging in his house until he’s informed about his lineage but the deeply expressive animation and music is 🔥.

  • Jumper

    Jumper

    lol

  • Red Spirit Lake

    Red Spirit Lake

    ★★★★

    this was my first experience with SOV horror so i needed a 2nd viewing to really get on its wavelength (or “subtle energy field”) but this is full-blown psychotic surrealism. carving out a bizarre space between dreamy, lo-fi stylization and a transgressive, schizophrenic snuff film atmosphere, in just over 60m this features some sort of gangster conspiracy, an ancient coven of sexually abused spirits, alien abductions, a dude burning to a crisp in a sauna, penis mutilation / dismemberment, a…

  • Guava Island

    Guava Island

    ★★

    desperately wanted to like this; gorgeous images, location, vibe (hiro murai innocent) but glover is hugely miscast as the lead here and so is his music. every transition into one of his songs that we already know metatextually just doesn't work at all. also doesn't help that like most of these tracks had nothing on 'Awaken, My Love!' even before a movie was crafted around them. honestly would've been better off crafting the movie around "Work (Explicit) ft. Drake", which, speaking of, rihanna genuinely had a meatier role in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets lol.

  • Firefox

    Firefox

    ★★★

    talked about in full alongside Stealth (2005) on episode 63 of my genre and exploitation film podcast SLEAZOIDS with special guest mike kowzun, which you can listen to for free on soundcloud by clicking here.

    you can also listen to this episode (and all previous free episodes) over on itunes or spotify.