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Plug: “Southland Tales” BR

I don’t generally get that excited about new releases, but for some reason I was hyped to see that Arrow Films are releasing a fancy Blu-ray edition of Richard Kelly’s flawed-but-fascinating mindf*cker Southland Tales (2006) next month!* The biggest selling-point … Continue reading

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Buggin’ Out

Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) opens with a montage of footage from previous instalments in the series, combined with newspaper headlines charting the vivified Volkswagen’s rise to racing glory and decline into junkyard obscurity. Which is all fine and good, except … Continue reading

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AWOL

Another Southland Tales character who got short-changed in the film was General Teena MacArthur. As the “system test administrator for the Utopia Three project”, it was basically her job to baby-sit the crispy corpse found in Boxer Santaros’s burned out … Continue reading

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“Rules are for nerds!”

After plundering a friend’s bookshelf, I have been working my way through the Southland Tales “prequel saga”. For those who don’t know, ST was initially planned as a nine-part “interactive experience”, with the first six parts published in 100-page graphic … Continue reading

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