07 October 2020

Oh Damn, I wrote a couple of things for the AV Club!?!

 So yeah.

MATTHIAS & MAXIME

STORIES WE TELL

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At the movies: Possessor

 So, Brandon Cronenberg has a new film out and it does the family name proud. It's exceptional. Deeply violent and upsetting in a most provocative and visceral way.




10 September 2020

Beau Travail with Dave White

 

What with the awesome folx at Janus Films releasing a new 4K restoration of Claire Denis' BEAU TRAVAIL via virtual cinemas (you can do so via www.belcourt.org in Nashville), I called up dear friend and colleague Dave White (of the exceptional book Exile in Guyville and the Linoleum Knife podcast empire) to talk about this majestic work of flesh and fury.

10 August 2020

At the movies: She Dies Tomorrow.

 


So Amy Seimetz' staggering new film She Dies Tomorrow is currently playing On Demand (but also for at least the rest of the week at some drive-ins around the country), and you owe it to yourself to check it out because it's great and cathartic.

20 July 2020

At the (virtual) movies: The Painted Bird.

Already infamous from its debut at Venice in 2019, this movie is a lot. Like, way too much for most folk, and I'm including myself. If you thrive on the arthouse challenge, which can often be the subtitled equivalent of a frathouse dare, you may feel compelled to experience it. And it is a visceral and transformative experience.

09 July 2020

Learning how things work. A talk with Kim Carnes.



So in the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, I got to talk to singer/songwriter/icon Kim Carnes about her 1985 album Barking At Airplanes. It was an amazing experience, and I'm glad to be able to share it with the public.


21 May 2020

The Primal Stream (updated weekly)...



THE ADJUSTER

AFTER MIDNIGHT/SOMETHING ELSE

ALIEN3 (Assembly Cut)

ALIENS (Director's Cut)

THE ASSIGNMENT/(RE)ASSIGNMENT

ATHENA





EQUALIZER 2000

eXistenZ

EYES OF LAURA MARS



THE GO-GOs

GOJIRA TAI HEDORAH/GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER

GOTHIC

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, SCOOBY-DOO!

HARLAN COUNTY USA

HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT