dario argender

dario argender

californian russian studies grad student. eisenstein stan. opera bitch. horror bro. psychonaut.

Favorite films

  • Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot
  • Wings of a Serf
  • Inferno
  • Mister Designer

Recent activity

  • The Enemy

  • The Witches of Eastwick

  • Nocturnal Animals

  • The Norliss Tapes

Recent reviews

  • The Enemy

    The Enemy

    a cool thing about the sfr yugoslavia was that if you as an edgy noncomformist artist got in trouble with your home republic's censorship apparatus, you could simply produce and/or publish your work from another republic. that's part of the backstory of this great little early black wave gem that turns the archetypical plot of dostoevsky's "the double" and the german silent "the student of prague" into an atmospheric meditation on the fate of the revolution twenty years on. a…

  • The Witches of Eastwick

    The Witches of Eastwick

    the next movie i picked from the in-flight entertainment system on board the plane named after p. i. tchaikovsky flying me from miami (lmao) to moscow. cher is so good. the world does not need any more updike content, but...imagine a trans remake of this...

Popular reviews

  • The Demon

    The Demon

    feeling especially mentally ill today, watched this for the solidarity. you can be mentally ill and still look really good. also, glad i am not this kind of mentally ill in particular. ti amo daliah lavi!!

  • The Cell

    The Cell

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    problematic, but when it's time for my mentally ill ass to shuffle off this mortal coil, i would also like to do so in the hallucinogenic arms of circa-2000 j-lo done up as a syncretic queen of heaven who lovingly reverse-baptizes me into a watery grave