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  • Land of the Dead

    Land of the Dead


    Hooptober 4.0 - 2017 - Film #30

    Stalin, Eisenstein and Romero are seated in a drawing room on plush leather armchairs. They are enjoying cognac around the hearth of an open fire. They make small talk about the hoof and mouth disease epidemic in California, the Olympics in Paris and how absurd and profound Dada truly is.

    Stalin narrows the conversation down to business, "Mr. Romero, I am very pleased to have you join our film program. It is my…

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead


    Hooptober 3.0 (2016) #32

    Spanish hunters are exceedingly cruel. Once they have decided that a hunting dog is no longer fit for active duty they string him up by the neck from a tree branch and watch him slowly strangulate to death. While they watch his paws kick at the air in a death dance of sheer panic they laugh in bemusement. The hunters call this "playing the piano" as though the dogs are tapping out their own funeral dirge…

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal


    In rehab for deaf people, nobody can hear you scream.

    Ruben's journey from barrelling through sobriety in a bullet shaped bus from one blast beat to the next, to sitting still long enough to realise that at the cost of losing one sense he has gained four others he has not previously paid proper attention to was sometimes hokey and on the nose, but it was effective nonetheless.

    This was helped a lot by Riz Ahmed's performance, which for the…

  • Soylent Green

    Soylent Green


    This is set in 2022! Somehow, it does not feel entirely impossible for 2021 today to end up being just like Soylent Green 2022 next year.

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