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An Overheated Kettle That You Can’t Turn Down: “Daisies”

by Ashley Naftule MARIE: “Everything’s going bad in this world.” MARIE 2: “What do you mean, everything?” MARIE: “Well, everything.” MARIE 2: “In this world…” MARIE: “You know what? If everything’s going bad-” MARIE 2: “-so?” MARIE: “We’re going…” MARIE 2: “… bad…” MARIE: “… as….” MARIE 2: “… well!” Bored girls in bikinis, wearing […]

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Michael Ballhaus (1935-2017): One Of The Cinema’s Sharpest Eyes

by Ashley Naftule Michael Ballhaus Michael Ballhaus died today. Found dead in his Berlin apartment after passing away due to an illness. Ballhaus was 81 years old. His name might not ring a bell at first, but it’s a safe bet that you’ve been exposed to his work. A cinematographer and director of photography for […]

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Pistol Whipped In Purgatory: “Point Blank”

by Ashley Naftule “How good it must be… being dead. Is it?” It’s one of the last questions that Walker’s doomed wife asks him before she dies in her bed. Guilt-ridden and delirious from sleep deprivation, Lynne shares her fantasies about dying to her estranged husband. A man who she watched get gunned down in […]

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Stranded On A “Fantastic Planet”

by Ashley Naftule “Stopover in a Quiet Town” isn’t my favorite episode of “The Twilight Zone”, but it is the one I can’t stop thinking about. It’s a simple premise: a married couple get drunk at a party. On the drive home, a shadow swoops down on their car. They wake up in an unfamiliar […]

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Top 10 films that warped my brain as a hormonal teenage dirtbag

by Ashley Naftule Over the last week there’s been a meme spreading around on Facebook about the “Top 10 albums that made an impression on you as a teenager.” I think a more honest title for most of the lists I’ve seen are “Top 10 albums that you want people to think you listened to […]

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