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  • ChromiumBlue.com

    ChromiumBlue.com

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    β€œHow splendicious!” - Vivian VadimΒ (Erica Prior)

    An exhaustive aesthetic distillation of the early aughts CD-ROM diskΒ magazine, complete with artist and song credits that fade up in the lower left of the screen. An ode to commercialism. A blatant, self-referential β€˜sex sells’ advertisement.

    Also: impromptu cage fights; sassy lesbian limo drivers; yacht parties; vicarious arousal by way of online portals; a snobby burger fetishist; a fashion first approach to filmmaking; a frankly abnormal amount of rabbits, for some reason; precognition, but limited to bedroom ventures; moped jewel thieves; and so, so, so much more.

  • Hollywood 90028

    Hollywood 90028

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    Michelle: "Do you live alone?"
    Mark: "Everybody lives alone."

    Quite possibly the greatest, least discussed, and nearly forgotten film about Los Angeles and its beautifully, tragically endemic culture of twenty-somethings who have abandoned family, friends, and the comforts of home in pursuit of big city dreams. It is a reality that everybody secretly recognizes, but that few would ever openly admit to one another. Life in LA is frequently difficult, at times it is utterly unmanageable, and by default requires…

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  • Requiem for a Vampire

    Requiem for a Vampire

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    - β€œWe got lost.”
    β€” β€œEternally lost.”

    If that coldest of opens doesn’t grab you, good news, plenty of icy embraces are sure to follow.Β 

    Imagine that, finding humanity in the inhuman. A creature older than recorded history, whose will to live wanes over the centuries replaced by his will not to cause any additional harm. A lone act of restraint cannot erase many lifetimes of bloodshed, and does not absolve oneself of wrongdoing, but having the power to stop it means all roads no longer lead to the chateau.

  • The Iron Rose

    The Iron Rose

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    ⚰️ Hang out in a cemetery, get boned. ☠️

    The skeleton whose wrist flops down as if to disapprovingly gesture β€œreally?” to the lovers.Β 

    What Rollin instinctively knew and this film insinuates is that if you enter a cemetery on October 31st, then stay until after midnight, you’ll find yourself unable to leave much as a spirit might be doomed to wander a certain location until its unfinished business resolves. In this case, however, the business as of yet left unfinished is your very life. We all must tread solemnly, carefully amidst the dead, so as not to prematurely join them. You’ve been warned.

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  • The Punisher

    The Punisher

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    Forget PUNISHER: WAR ZONE. Goldblatt made an 80s action masterpiece.

    10 reasons why you should stop everything and watch THE PUNISHER now:

    1. Dolph Lundgren (!) as Frank Castle / The Punisher.
    2. Jeroen Krabbe (!) as the new don of the Italian mafia.
    3. Explosions. Lots of 'em. Explosions within explosions.
    4. Scuba-Ninjas. Stop. Read it again. Fucking scuba-ninjas!
    5. A deadly woman who crucifies a man with her earrings.
    6. A vision of Castle as a broken, fragile,…

  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny

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    Rewatch with Vincent Gallo’s commentary track from the Japanese home video release. He talks a lot about the start-to-finish booing of the unfinished version exhibitedΒ in Cannes; how he positioned a monitor just out of frame, but to match his eyeline, so as to allow himself to compose the shots and serve as cinematographer; and he openly ponders what drove him to spend three years creating a film that (almost) nobody liked, that didn’t make any money, and that has since…