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J. Giambrone

Midsommar Review

Okay, so the most trite buzzline imaginable is: Wicker Man for anthropology students. Now I know that’s reductionist assholery, but on a base level it could be perceived that way. They are literal anthropology students doing anthropology student stuff. This does bog it down a bit. And while some of the horror aesthetics annoyed me at the beginning, I was turned around when the contingent made their trek to northern Sweden.

THE WICKER MAN (1973)

Because, while The Wicker Man was firmly set against the return to pagan ritualism, Midsommar seems on the fence. Where spills and chills poured naturally from the conflict against the English detective and his invasion of their lands, in Midsommar it’s not all malevolence–or is it? There’s a sales pitch that accompanies the human sacrifices. I did like that part.

And the unstated anti-sales pitch for American “bros” and their culture deserves a nod. The…

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6 Stars



Arguably the best movie I have ever seen, you would be a fool to miss this. I must have seen between 3 and 5 thousand of the bastards.

This is bold, beautiful, and a masterpiece. Edgar Wright is now at the top of his game. Anya-Taylor Joy just delivers flawlessly. And the plot is quite a ride.

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I should mention my own project Time of Death has a similar worlds touching through a ghostly connection thing. It’s also about a first-year, unstable, artsy student. So, I was hooked entirely, as Edgar did it so well. The technical side is ahead of the viewer by far.

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You don’t need to know any more and risk spoilers reading internet crap like this. Just go see it.

Black & White (short)

Posted: October 17, 2021 in -
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Colin in Black and White’ Trailer: Kaepernick

Foundation (Trailer)

Posted: September 24, 2021 in -
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Collapsing empire, I’m gong to need to watch this.

I took my time watching and then reviewing this. It’s heavy duty, and I wasn’t in a deep mood to handle this film. Not for a couple of weeks.

Keira Knightly plays Katharine Gun, and the result is a tense political thriller, and also a newsroom hunt and a courtroom drama. It’s quite powerful, and I actually missed the key scene because of a DVD scratch. Still I urge everyone to watch this if just to keep up on the relevant history you’re living through.

I don’t feel right about giving spoilers. So, I won’t even post the trailer. Trust me. This is an important film.

Crisis: The big pharmaceuticals’ “Holy Grail”


My problem with films like these is that they are made by and for highly ignorant people, who don’t really know anything about the 9/11 attacks. They walk away feeling like experts, while having investigated essentially nothing, except the discrepancies in that one guy’s case. In the big scheme, this story has nothing to do with understanding the attacks at all. Nothing.

SERIAL REVIEW

Some shameless self-promo. Only you guys can make this a Cult Classic. Movie is at the bottom of the linked page.

Kingdom – Review

Posted: February 25, 2021 in Joe Giambrone
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Set in ancient Korea, this gory war tale brings the zombies in a fresh way.

This was another series that should have appeared on my binge list. The story revolves around power and the monarchy. Ruthless, cunning, malevolent people create the plague deliberately.

The first-born prince slowly comes to understand the plot behind the madness. He is being squeezed out as illegitimate by the emperor’s new wife.

The zombies are fast and overwhelming. Setting it back when before computers helps to transport the audience to an alternative world where the questions seem larger than life. The playing field is more even, and the zombies are a serious threat. The rivalries in the imperial court play out in parallel with the ever-growing zombiepocalypse, and so it remains interesting.