Monday, May 21, 2012


Ai, 2012 (*)
Taiwanese romantic comedy initially notable for extraordinarily long virtuoso single shot opening sequence - sadly, the film (gorgeous travelogue though it might be) quickly descends into a mushy nice-guy-loser stereotype comparable to the execrable Love Actually
Disco Godfather, 1979 (*****)
put your weight on it! the immortal Rudy Ray Moore in a deliriously enjoyable anti-angel dust romp; get ready to trip out on relentlessly memorable scenes, at times hallucinogenic, others sexy, always stylish, and with a fantastic soundtrack and some of RRM's very best catchphrases

Dolemite, 1975 (*****) 
Rudy Ray Moore's original Dolemite film is full of incredibly infectious fresh energy, outrageous set-pieces and dialogue, not to mention the sheer charisma of the great man himself and his gorgeous support cast; a timeless classic of low-budget cinema

Defamation, 2009 (***) 
a fascinating, often provocative exploration into the nature of anti-Semitism today and, despite being a bit Michael Moore-esque for my own taste, very watchable

Cave Of Forgotten Dreams, 2010 (***) 
Herzog got exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves in southern France, with its collection of artwork dating back 32,000 years; I only wish the privilege had been granted to, say, the National Geographic channel as Werner blows it big time with his excruciatingly overblown narrative, a dreary score, and a ton of eccentric uninformative padding (presumably to justify its 90 minutes); despite these frustrations the caves are still well worth experiencing

The Twilight Saga: New Moon, 2009 (**) 
curiosity got the better of me and with its lusty emphasis on vampires, werewolves, and naked male torsos, you can kind of see the attraction of the genre, and for once the CGI animation is beautifully realised, especially that of the wolves - the major downside to all this is the face painted on a tree that is Kristen Stewart, as the central character, a disastrous bit of casting if ever there was

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Pure Lust - Mary Daly
Creative Aggression - Dr. George R. Bach
60 Minutes And The Assassination Of Werner Erhard - Jane Self
Psycho-Cybernetics - Maxwell Maltz

Dead Air - Mordant Music (CD)
Hume/Unborn Vectors - Vindicatrix (12")
Wormhole Shubz - EVOL (CD)
Pizzazz - Patrice Rushen (LP)

Pulling John - Vassiliki Khonsari
Misinformation - Mordant Music
Imelda - Ramona S. Diaz
The Unbookables - Jeff Pearson