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  • Inland Empire
  • The Holy Mountain
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  • Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    ★★★★½

  • From Beyond

    ★★★½

  • Hot Seat

  • The Celluloid Closet

    ★★★

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  • Rapture

    Rapture

    ★★★★½

    WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT PEDRO
    Arrebato is so inspiring, I decided to break up my initial review into parts because it deserves, nay demands, multiple passes to do it any justice (See my preliminary review of Rapture here). This in an effort so people to cherry pick a review by subject, rather than have their eyes glazed over by a text wall. This chapter focuses on the character of Pedro and my reading of him as neurodivergent. Whereas my…

  • Xtro

    Xtro

    ★★★★½

    | The short version: Daddy issues, crabwalking, domestic dread, patriarchy partially passed on by means of pustular hickey, a concerningly literal interpretation of cocooning, a panther, a hefty dose of surrealism and body horror. YES! *caresses Xtro t-shirt*

    Where did the blood come from?
    -I don't know.
    From you?
    -I don't know. Daddy sent it. It felt sticky.

    | The slightly less short version: Xtro is often quickly disposed of a just another Alien knock off. Granted, there are some…

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  • Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    ★★★★½

    The short version: Amazeballs!

    The also short version: Had to pinch myself a couple of times. For a few brief moments I thought I was dreaming up a mockumentary.

    Verdict: MORE!

  • From Beyond

    From Beyond

    ★★★½

    | The short version: The Re-animator is now a skinhead psychotic physicist developing a cranial bulge, a t(h)urd eye and trades in number crunching for brain munching. Poor Barb Crampton, fresh off being molested by a beheaded mad scientist, now gets molested by a disembodied mad scientist. Dawn of the Dead’s Peter is hired muscle who bakes, acts baked, pukes and brings up boners prior to partaking in the ultimate reduce fat fast ad but doesn't lose his head over…

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  • Come to Daddy

    Come to Daddy

    ★★★

    | The short version: First haf hour = pretty much every Father's Day for the past 30 years.

    | The slightly less short version: Between this haircut and his rattail hair in I Don't Feel at Home in the World Anymore, Wood should get an award for getting away with unflattering (facial) hair.

    | Verdict: Would have been a solid four stars if it was able to keep up the perfection of the first act. Sadly it peters out into an above average indie dark comedy as it goes on.

    Watched 23/52 for 522xhorror challenge {Made in New Zealand }.

  • Subconscious Cruelty

    Subconscious Cruelty

    ★★★

    | The short version: The perfect movie to watch when you are having your in-laws visiting for the first time. -A real eyesbreaker. They'll never push you to attend family occasions, might ask you to loose their number and file a restraining order, but that just proves they believe in you.

    | The slightly less short version: Especially the second segment made me wonder if this was made by an alternate universe Buddy Giovinazzo with a (little) budget having spent…