In advance of Daily Grindhouse and AV Club’s midnight screenings of Craig Denney’s bizarre cult hit The Astrologer at the Music Box, I wrote a review attempting to put into words the sheer craziness of the unreleasable 70s curio. Read my review here.
Over at COS, I ushered in the release of Netflix’s latest big-budget sci-fi series Altered Carbon by speaking to Loyola neuroscientist Dr. Virginie Aubert about the science of sleeving, and our understanding of consciousness. Read my Q&A with her here.
Last weekend, Netflix quietly dropped Hungary’s Best Foreign Film Oscar nominee, On Body and Soul – it’s an intriguing, if overlong and airless, exploration of the complexities of love in an alienated, modern setting. Also, there are dream deer. Read my review here.
Meanwhile, I got to check out Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s weirdly endearing, but incredibly long and slow-paced, alien invasion dramedy Before We Vanish, about a trio of aliens who take human form to basically undergo pre-invasion sensitivity training. Read my review here.