Found and Restored: Search and Destroy Reevaluated

I’ve been watching Dennis Hopper’s more obscure and straight-to-DVD movies now for a number of few years; all in the name of ‘research’ you understand. I’ve seen some real clunkers (Space Truckers, Tycus) but I’ve also discovered some incredible work that has been added to the long list of my favorite films of all time […]

The Revenge of SCUM Masculinity

Valerie Solanas’s 1967 treatise the SCUM Manifesto, written fifty years ago this year, was a damming critique of male dominance in American society. It denounced the male in extreme and extraordinary terms, calling for an end to the family unit and the male parental role, the dismantling of the male-led capitalist system, the end of […]

Barmy Army: Swiss Army Man reviewed

Possibly referred to as the Daniel-Radcliffe-farting-corpse-movie, Swiss Army Man comes from the screening writing and directorial hands of the Daniels Kwan and Scheiner, and is the duo’s first feature length film. Swiss Army Man concerns Hank (Paul Dano), a young man inexplicably marooned on a deserted island somewhere in the pacific. Hank’s predicament is so […]