Kind of a Movie Review—Small Apartments

  I re-watched (I watched it originally with Mrs. Rawson and a friend visiting from New Hampshire about a year ago.) Small Apartments by Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund last night. Here are some quick impressions. 1) Mustard and deli pickles, who the fuck eats that? 2) James Cann! 3) Our lead, Franklin (Played by Matt Lucas), […]

Kind Of A Movie Review—Blue Ruin

I watched indie cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier’s award-winning revenge flick, Blue Ruin, with Mrs. Rawson last night. Here are some quick impressions. 1) The protagonist, Dwight, is a nothing of a human being. He exists entirely below the surface of every day life. He lives is his car on a beach in Maryland, scavenges bottles and […]

Kind of a Movie Review— Nymphomaniac

  I watched Lars Von Tier’s four-hour long epic, Nymphomaniac, last night. Here are some quick impressions. 1) Nymphomaniac is easily Von Tier’s most accessible work to date and I would actually recommend it to the uninitiated. 2) Yes, the subject matter is shocking, but not in the way I thought it would be. The […]

Book Review—The Hunter By Richard Stark and Darwyn Cooke

  “He hated her. He hated her and loved her and he’d never felt either emotion for anyone before. Never love, never hate, never for anyone.” -The Hunter, Richard Stark I loved Illustrated Classics when I was a kid. My elementary school had tons of them ranging from Treasure Island-to-at least a dozen adaptations of […]

Book Review—My Work is Not Yet Done By Thomas Ligotti

Quick raise of hands: How many of you have worked for a massive, soulless corporation? You know, the kind of place that makes you wear a tie and funeral shoes to work even though the only people who see you on a day-to-day basis is your fellow cow-towed and dour co-workers? The kind of place […]

Book Review—Bad Sex on Speed By Jerry Stahl

Tweekers. Rail thin, bad greasy skin, rotted horse teeth, receding gums, inflamed scratches on the forearms and hands, mile a minute talk, talk, talk, talk, talk for hours and hours and hours on end, until they finally bottom out and collapse into a coma like sleep….. Meth has been a national obsession over the last […]

Book Review—Annihilation By Jeff VanderMeer

Area X is a contaminated region of the continent of the Southern Reach. It has been quarantined for seemingly decades, the human presence of the region has been nearly erased for the exception of a small, crumbling township and an ominous lighthouse. Otherwise, nature has completely eradicated the memory of civilization. The government of the […]