Monday, October 07, 2013

FILLMORE DISCOS 74

Helter-Skelter, 2012 (****)
like the contents of Sweet fashion magazine converted into a disturbing horror film, Japanese photographer-director Mika Ninagawa's eyes-wide-open dazzlingly explicit visual feast of an exquisite idol girl's dark descent to madness

Maniac, 2012 (*)
utterly pointless remake of Joe Spinell's sleaze horror: awkward dialogue, porn quality acting, and horribly self-conscious POV technology

Spring Breakers, 2012 (***)
nice audiovisual aesthetics, girls are great, it all promises so much... and then James fucking Franco appears

The Conjuring, 2013 (*)
the one scary thing about this laughably clich├ęd Amityville rip-off cum RC propaganda film is its box office success

L'Apollonide, 2011 (*****)
dispassionately dark and beautifully realised anthology of women's life experiences in a 1900s Parisian bordello

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

ACQUISITIONS 26

reading
Tribal Rites - David Diebold
Love Saves The Day - Tim Lawrence
It's Time! - Bruce Buffer

listening
7" 8 trk EP - Russell Haswell (7")
Runaway Sailors, Stay At Home Wives - Tailor Birds (CD)
Joey - Vera (LP)
Ten Anthems For Computer - EVOL (12")

viewing
WSOP 2013
TUF 18
 Mouse And Grudge (Dialing In) 

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