Monthly Archives: December 2009

Little Murders (Alan Arkin, 1971)

Where does community exist? In the group of thugs, purposelessly raining fists on anyone foolish enough to believe they carry the intelligence to outwit them? In the congregation of wedding guests being bombarded by a bragging father’s stories? In the … Continue reading

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Thirst (Rod Hardy, 1979)

Wherein our heroine endures a range of inconveniences, viz. a frightful coffin; the waxy face of her decomposing housekeeper; a cabal of wealthy industrialists harvesting both Aryan dreams of pure exsanguinations and vats of unpolluted blood; pitiful masonry, wretched carpentry, … Continue reading

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Robin Wood (1931-2009)

This doesn’t exist without him.

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Hardware (Richard Stanley, 1990)

Earth of the future in this film is swathed in suprasensory production design: every fictional product looks like it tastes metallic, and every stray scrap of steel sounds as familiar as the keys jingling in our fists feel. And just … Continue reading

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