Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mother’s Day (1980): Consumerist Culture Gone Bad

I’m just going to put this out there: I love Troma. The company itself has been a source of disdain for many a cinephile, but I suppose this is one reason why I can appreciate them so much. They epitomize … Continue reading

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Blood Tea and Red String (2006) – dir. Christiane Cegavske

Blood Tea and Red String is one of the most impressive, creepiest animated films I’ve come across. Created entirely by hand and taking a sprawling thirteen years to finish, it basically tells a Grimms-like morality tale between separate troupes of anthropomorphic … Continue reading

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Ura! Russian Animation!

Anyone who knows me knows just how much I love Russian film. Actually, they probably don’t have a precise idea, but I do really, really, really love Russian cinema, particularly of the Soviet era. During the Communist rule, when many radical … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Torture Porn via Hostel

I’m a really huge fan of horror movies, but I would be putting it lightly if I said that Eli Roth’s (in)famous(ly dreadful) Hostel disappointed me. It’s misanthropic and sleazy, but also just generally not very well thought out, and dull, dull, … Continue reading

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Koyaanisqatsi (1982) – dir. Godfrey Reggio

Koyaanisqatsi is truly one mesmerizing film. Filmed at the beginning of the 1980‘s, its documentary footage of various sectors of the world at the time really succeeds at painting a picture of modernity, captured within the realms of the ever-present … Continue reading

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