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  • You Killed Me First

    You Killed Me First

    ★★★★

    My favorite dysfunctional family.

  • Kuso

    Kuso

    ★★★

    Steven Ellison of Flying Lotus gives filmmaking a try. I can binge on the FL discography; it's a thing of it's own. So, how was KUSO?

    For most of the run time, it's a wild, humorous, and disgusting ride of dystopian body horror, varied filmmaking and animation styles, and anthology-styled storytelling that feels like the channel-surfing narrative of a Ford & Lopatin album or a vaporwave YouTube mix filtered through the resin-stained glass of a seasoned bong. It relishes the grotesque.…

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  • Eyeball

    Eyeball

    ★★★

    Umberto Lenzi might’ve been the goofiest of all the Italian B-movie mavericks. He dabbled in every genre cycle, reliably replicating the standard forms of narrative and style with some technical competence. Yet, as he went for excess and intensity he simultaneously induced laughter, likely unintentionally. This placed him at a lower quality level than directors like Sergio Martino and Lucio Fulci, but it made him enjoyable nonetheless.

    “Eyeball” is no deviation. It’s a familiar type of giallo and by its…

  • The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    ★★★

    This seems like the ultimate Something Weird movie: low budget, mostly poorly done, with scenes ranging from the stylish and exciting to the bizarre to bad then dull. It's lo-fi mania, a Southern nightmare like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, just much less terrifying and oddly charming.

    What stood out the most was the masked yet nude blonde killer and her knifed kills. Lots of cuts and fast editing of bodies standing as if still in each shot yet wavering in space-time,…