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My Criterion Top 10: Goregirl

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In the parlance of today’s writer, gory greetings! We’ve reached day three of The Criterion Top 10 Series. First, a brief reminder- I’m running contributions from some of my favorite film critics, writers, and theorists from around the internet. Each writer is listing their top 10 from the Criterion Collection. Today’s entry is from my favorite fan of horror films, Goregirl. You won’t find anyone who’s more enthusiastic about the genre. And like some horrifying bug in a film made by her fellow Canadian, David Cronenberg, her enthusiasm is infectious. Think of your 20 or 50 or 100 favorite horror films, and I assure you that Goregirl has seen them and loved them. However, her tastes go deeper than just horror. For as long as I’ve been aware of Goregirl’s Dungeon, her blog, I’ve also known that she has an appreciation for Criterion’s quality. While she recently closed up shop at the Dungeon, you can find an immense archive of her writing there. She also has a very active Tumblr site and can be found on Twitter @ggsdungeon.

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You’d Better Czech New Wave Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

I recently tackled yet another film from the Czechoslovak New Wave- a movement I’ve mentioned a few times but never fully detailed beyond a flippant, meant-for-humor pie chart. I’ve called it the “Czech New Wave” but apparently it’s “Czechoslovak” because there are both Czech and Slovak films in the movement. So what is the Czechoslovak New Wave? Here’s how Andrew James Horton at GreenCine describes it: Continue reading

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If “WTF” was a film category…

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