Friday, June 5, 2020

Bruce Purkey

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I am a veteran of the Northwest 80's hardcore punk scene. I graduated with a degree in creative writing from Western Washington University and a degree in Filmmaking from The Evergreen State College. I co-hosted The Two Headed Podcast and voraciously consume film and music. Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rustomire

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I continue diving into the SXSW 2020 Collection, currently hosted on Amazon Prime. In this review I cover two features and...

SXSW Special: ‘Dieorama’ & ‘TFW NO GF’

The short film Dieorama follows Abigail Goldman as she creates tiny dioramas of crime scenes.The feature-length film is TFW NO GF....

‘The Invisible Man’ Review: Elisabeth Moss Performance Elevates Thriller Driven Reboot

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‘Color Out of Space’ Review: Nicolas Cage And Alpacas Mix It Up In “Unique” Cosmic Thriller

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Review: The Force Is Lacking With ‘Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker’

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‘Dark Waters’ Review: Todd Haynes Delivers Sobering Vision Of Corporate Corruption

Dark Waters is in the tradition of movies where the common man, or woman, has to fight powerful forces. The viewer will quickly think...

‘Doctor Sleep’ Review: ‘The Shining’ Sequel You Didn’t Know You Needed

Many people, including myself, consider Stanley Kubrick’s version of The Shining to be a classic horror movie. Therefore, a sequel seemed ill-advised and unnecessary,...

Joaquin Phoenix’s Powerhouse Performance Fuels Cinematic Madness Of ‘Joker’

Joker is a character study of madness. Traditionally, these sorts of movies will show a person descending slowly from relative normalcy towards insanity. Joker,...

‘Ad Astra’ Review: Brad Pitt Sci Fi Epic Gets Lost In Space

Ad Astra, which roughly translates as “through hardships to the stars” is the type of serious-minded sci fi epic that is rare in an...

‘It Chapter Two’ Review: Stephen King’s Horror Tale Sinks With Silly Execution

Does the second half of Stephen King’s sprawling, epic horror story live up to the promise of 2017’s It? Would it sink or float?...

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