Kristen Stewart's Ghost Bro ( ... )
Flea markets are (finally) back, baby.
Still your resident Tsundoku Master. 📚
“How splendicious!” - Vivian Vadim (Erica Prior)
An exhaustive distillation of the early aughts CD-ROM disk mag aesthetic, complete with artist and song credits that fade up in the lower left of the screen. An ode to commercialism. A blatant, self-referential ‘sex sells’ advertisement.
Also: impromptu cage fights; sassy lesbian limo drivers; yacht parties; vicarious arousal by way of online portals; a snobby burger fetishist; a fashion first approach to filmmaking; a frankly abnormal amount of rabbits, for some reason; precognition, but limited to bedroom ventures; moped jewel thieves; and so, so, so much more.
Michelle: "Do you live alone?"
Mark: "Everybody lives alone."
Quite possibly the greatest, least discussed, and nearly forgotten film about Los Angeles and its beautifully, tragically endemic culture of twenty-somethings who have abandoned family, friends, and the comforts of home in pursuit of big city dreams. It is a reality that everybody secretly recognizes, but that few would ever openly admit to one another. Life in LA is frequently difficult, at times it is utterly unmanageable, and by default requires…
😬 Somebody made an extinction-level oopsie sending this banger straight to streaming, but we all mostly benefit from the blunder. Looking forward to the vocal fandom that follows. Hope that the wrong lessons aren’t (🤞🏻) inadvertently learned from its success, though. Please don’t find excuses to send other movie critters back in time. I do *not* need to see The Terminator dismember a confused neanderthal. Or... do I?
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. Yes, you read that correctly. Certified!
5. A deadly woman who crucifies a man with her earrings.
6. A vision of Castle as a broken, fragile,…