Kyle Faulkner

Kyle Faulkner

not that big on cinema tbh
more into laura branigan

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  • Dream Sequins®

    Dream Sequins®

    3am boiler-room comedown plunderphonic babyfood for heartsick media casualties, a chasm of heaving gelatinous a/v over-stimuli, hashpieces of pop culture that when discrete seem so innocuous all at once are rendered void and alien, hard evidence that the 20th century didn't really end but congealed into a cybertronic neural simulacrum like an undiagnosed meta-tumour, the Dream become nightmare, "the screen is us and we're tv." Sophie B Hawkins vs Predator, Donnie Darko as an Avon commercial, I'm Not In Love…

  • Black Bear

    Black Bear

    ★★½

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

    Aubrey escalates from on-call mpdg to lowkey diva in competent 'art-imitating-life-imitating-art-imitating...' fare. It's nicely shot, the content on boundaries of manipulation in filmmaking is stimulating enough, and the distancing 'so meta' aspect seems to excuse some of the retro fem-rhetoric and boy-nihilism shoehorned into the script. The material is a little awry, but most of the cricks along the way are formal. The whole diptych thing is a bit wuut? After some obligatory disorientation it's clear the two parts are…

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Phenomena upon phenomena upon phenomena.

    Where are we even at with media?

    What night-time lost highway are we on?

    What year is this?

    Who would even know how to write this up? The linguistic gymnastics it would require to detail the specific machinations of drama on display here are well out of my reach. Why even bother with a synopsis – a dutiful major is assigned to the hangover of Project Blue Book and unearths the mysteries of the evil…

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

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

    (cranking rn: Bongripper - Satan Worshipping Doom)

    Somewhere in our universe there is a planet of subterranean axe-forging barbarian troglodytes who give an award for Most Metal Movie of All Time. I think this might just be a contender.

    King Crimson's Starless, in case you weren't already aware, is one of the greatest rock songs ever written, and it is now imbued with a renewed gravity, married forever to the image of a burly woodsman cutting down a sapling, in…