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Cinematic Oblivion

Dec 28, 2017

In celebration of winter we explore films of The Arctic, specifically those which portray the native peoples of that region, from Nanook of the North, through the unfortunately short career of Alaskan actor Ray Mala, to the films of IƱuk director Zacharias Kunuk. 

 

Chapter 1: Allakariallak (7:39)

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Dec 2, 2017

A seminal Japanese punk film entertains and then annoys us, calling into question our strictly attentive approach to film-viewing. We investigate the film's component parts in a brief survey of experimental film, cyberpunk, and early music video aesthetics, and try to imagine scenarios and spaces where Burst City (1982)...


Oct 30, 2017

The third part of our three-part extensive history and analysis of the Slasher genre. In this episode we examine the mood of the eighties, spend a long night in the woods, have a few nightmares, and finally cull the good from the bad. 

Chapter 1: What's Your Damage? (4:00)

Chapter 2: A Long Night at Camp Blood (16:38)


Oct 6, 2017

The second part of our three-part extensive history and analysis of the Slasher genre. In this episode we start with the apocalyptic carnage of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, journey through Black Christmas, the first true slasher, and several other "madonna theory" films, stop in with Wes Craven's cannibal family in...


Sep 21, 2017

The first part of our three-part extensive history and analysis of the Slasher genre.

In this episode we start all the way back in the BC's with Greek and Shakespearian tragedy, work through the melodramatic pre-code "old dark house" films, foray into the dark avenues of the psyche in the mid-sixties "psycho" subgenre,...