While accurate, to dismiss Jonathan Glazer’s unorthodox alien sci-fi as enigmatic is a simplistic exercise in reductionism, but it is also the easiest to do. Though tangential, comparisons to 2001: A Space Odyssey were inevitable, they would prove only insofar as creative intent. What Kubrick sought to ask would ultimately eclipse what his epic attempted […]
Film TitleUnder the Skin (2013)
Mysterious woman seduces lonely men.
Lots of other dudes
Games Media Shoots Massive Loads Over Orlando Shooting (Of Course) 50 people are dead in Orlando, as many are injured, and the body count record for a single mass shooting in the US has almost doubled. Heres what we know: The shooter, Omar Mateen (AKA Omar Mir Seddique Mateen)pledged his allegiance to ISIS. The shooter […]
Gone Home Review Note: This article originally ran on 12/20/2013 at Subtle Blend. In (dis)honor of Gone Home’s console release and inclusion as one of June’s free Playstation Plus games, we rerun it here for the edification of all who see it. Summary: 2013’s over-hyped sacred cow: Production values from 1999 married to an interactive […]
Film TitleThe Nice Guys
At least Russell Crowe did not sing.
The Nice Guys was a highly rated (7.9 on IMDB and 70 with Metacritic) movie starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. I was expecting an entertaining movie in the spirit of Lethal Weapon or 48 Hours , but what I saw was more to the tune of Dumb and Dumber. Dumb was a fat, […]
A radical in winter.
DOOM Review (2016) Pictured: DOOM’s design document, in its entirety. Within the first minute of DOOM (a game which, like MORTAL KOMBAT, refers to itself in ALL CAPS, and who are we to argue?), you have freed yourself from the chains bolting you to a sarcophagus which was recovered from the depths of […]
When planning your work is not enough
Despite being categorically different in tone, Nightcrawler is similar to Carancho in featuring cottage industries named in generic, often pejorative fashion. Except an honest assessment of Nightcrawler would do well without two things, to be fair: heaping plaudits on the performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, and; partaking in fanboy fuckery extended to a character that no […]
I Spilled My Meds Down the Sink (odd how this never happens with antibiotics), My Meds Got Stolen, You Must Have Miscounted,
Film TitleMommie Dearest
Just in time for Mother’s Day
Howard Da Silva
She’s not mad at you, she’s mad at the dirt.