Flux Gourmet (UK, 2022)

Peter Strickland’s Flux Gourmet (UK, 2022) opens as a yet unnamed art collective enters a month long residency at the Sonic Catering Institute headed by Jan Stevens (a magnificently attired Gwendoline Christie). The collective is headed by Elle di Elle (Fatma Mohamed, a veteran of all Strickland’s feature films). Elle is a woman with vision, […]

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Becoming Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing first shambled into my heart with Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette and John Totleben’s The Saga of the Swamp Thing #24-64(DC, 1984-7). At a time when I was reading mostly alternative comics, Swamp Thing brought me back to DC, Vertigo, and, eventually, superhero comics. It’s appropriate then that after a break, I return to […]

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Glorious (USA, 2022)

There are few things sketchier than sketchy highway rest stop bathrooms. I have seen my share, but nothing as sketchy as the one Wes stops at along Route 37 in Rebekah McKendry’s  Glorious (USA, 2022). It could be Illinois. It could be New Jersey. I’m not sure it matters because this story is very much […]

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