New to Home Video 1/31/23
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In the opening moments of David Cronenberg‘s Crimes of the Future, we see a capsized cruise ship abandoned and half-submerged in coastal waters. In the following scene, we see a small boy biting off chunks of a small plastic wastebasket, chewing and swallowing them until a foreign ooze starts to drip out of his mouth. The former image is a clear nod to the 2012 wreck of the Costa Concordia in Italy. The latter is the product of Cronenberg’s imagination. This is what makes the director’s work in general–but Crimes of the Future in particular–so engrossing. His visions are rooted in recognizable, empirical reality, all the more sickeningly alien because of how human and earthly they are… Review
Also new to home video 1/31/23: Bones and All
Battleship Pretension is a movie discussion podcast started in 2007 by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Since then, we’ve done live comedy shows, written reviews, commentaries and more.
Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Beginning in March 2007, Battleship Pretension the show (known to fans simply as “BP”) embodies the type of laidback, free-flowing conversations had by lovers of film around the world. Battleship Pretension the website is dedicated to being a destination for those seeking worthwhile opinions on current releases, be they foreign, independent, studio pictures, theatrical, home video releases, etc. From its meager beginnings in Los Angeles, Battleship Pretension has amassed a worldwide audience and readership. From Germany to Korea to Australia, people have tuned in to share in Tyler and David’s love of film. As Battleship Pretension’s following continues to grow, the purpose remains the same: Reach out to the international cinephile community, invite them to join in the discussion and perhaps even start one of their own.