The Killing Season 4
The first scene had me right until the last episode. I invest almost a season worth of Sundays so I had to see it through. The second season felt like work and I was happy to hear it got the axe. When the third started I guess I was bored, however I loved its Streetwise worship. The channeling of Mary Ellen Mark had me hooked. Anyone who has spent some time downtown Seattle has experienced a Tiny or Rat. When it ended, I felt relief. There's no third time's a charm in TV Land. I never thought about it again until Netflix reanimated it. Fucking necromancy. I figured well.., it's no longer a weekly battle and they can cuss and it's only a few episodes. As usual, I dug its lead chemistry until the happy fast forward into the future love story ending. I think one of the things that kept me coming back is how awful these people are. Fascinating how a show pulled no punches on its lead characters. Linden is the worst mother and Holder is a classic addict that doesn't know when to bite his tongue. The pain these two own and how they choose to direct is refreshing and honest but I hope this is finally the end of these two.
Not sure what I like more, a good exploding head scene or a nod to El Duce.
Hemlock Grove 2
This gypsy wolf, billionaire vampire club show sucks the big one but man, do I love it. I get so lost in its landscape that I hit a minor spell of depression when each season comes to a close, no matter how bad it is. I'd like to meet the sorceress behind this one.
Gob as a washed-up addict horse is fucking fantastic. So well done you forget it's a horse in a half human world cartoon. Second to the last episode takes a great Fritz the Cat style drug overdose in toonville. Can't wait for season two. Beyond recommended. It cured my week of pre-TNT Fest night-terrors.
John Wojtowicz was a motherfucker. New York does not make them like this anymore. I have seen Dog Day Afternoon a good fifty times but never pried into the real life of this story. The homosexuality was really muted in the film. Besides knowing the bank was robbed for Ernest Aron's (later to be known as Elizabeth Debbie Eden) sex change I was really clueless on anything else re: that hot day's events. I didn't know Salvatore Naturale was gay, though Elton John "Amoreena" should have been a dead giveaway. Gay, shmay... who gives a fuck where John Wojtowicz's dick went. What matters is that he was a sober, pervert, outlaw son of a bitch. Literally. His mother who outlived him was a real firecracker. One of the best documentaries in years. Totally inspiring. I live for viewing lives of characters that no longer exist in today's city. Hail yesterday's outlaws. A must for anyone who's ever played Laughing Hyenas "Love's My Only Crime" again and again.
Under The Skin
So a Brother From Another Planet/Man Who Fell From Earth jam with a female lead is what it took for Scar Jo to shed her clothes? Respect
Where does one pee and poop on a train that hasn't stopped moving in 14 years. Why, if you are sealed in for for your very survival during the return of the Ice Age, would you fire your gun at a glass window? There's so many unanswered questions, but if you ignore them it's an entertaining ride around Apocalyptic Thunder Mountain. I rode it three times.
The Quiet Ones
English accents, early '80s period pieces and Dream Machines will get me anytime. I wasted my money but had to find out for myself. It's truly an awful picture. I participated in the New Museum's Brion Gysin show a few years back and spent a half dozen times with the Dream Machine. The result each time ended in violence and ghosts. It was an awful month of hellish energy and a series of depressive attacks. If only this movie conjured those vibes.
Super Duper Alice Cooper
I love pre-Constrictor Alice Cooper (Yea I dig DaDa and Zipper Catches Skin) but I hate Vincent Damon Furnier, the Golf-Obsessed Republican Sports Bar owner. This documentary is fantastic and made me remember why I love Alice and why he played such a big part of my early years. Only thing I have to ask is where the fuck is Michael Bruce? Can't believe he's totally cut out of the Alice Story. Lame.
Only Lovers Left Alive
This one is up there with Near Dark and Martin for me in the tired fang-baring genre. It's one of the best vampire movies in decades. Jarmusch never makes the same movie twice which makes him one of the very few directors that I look forward to a new release from. Everything about this one is flawless. Films are supposed to take us away to another realm for a few hours and then some. I could live in this world Jarmusch shot. Really dug this one. Check it out.
Terry found his Brazil in 2014. Stay weird. Joe Cole would have loved this.
I am not a girl, therefore I have no desire to spend 90 minutes in a car with Tom Hardy.
Saved By The Bell Lifetime Movie
Okay, it's a Lifetime Movie so I get the lack of sex, drugs and freestyle but, man, Bret Easton Ellis should jump on this story. His AIDS-y gloss could really give this demented tale of bright plaid patterns the high heel stab in the eye it needs. If it had the right director, in an NC-17 world I would love it.