Wednesday, April 12, 2006

MLM: Ravenous. 

Anyone who knows me knows I love the movie Ravenous, possibly to an unhealthy level. I’ve found that, even moreso than the more obvious cult classics of the 80’s and 90’s, even mentioning the movie’s title is like a secret handshake for a club whose members are both disparate and unexpected. Mention the movie in passing to a closeted fan: They erupt. It’s a clever little film that had a clever little release in a month that, at the time, traditionally meant a studio didn’t know what the fuck to do with their property: February. An apt month of release, given the film’s relentless, oppressive winter atmosphere.

But for all the movie’s sly direction, for its quirky score, for its way-off-beat subject matter, for its deliciously malicious dialogue, it would be worthy of notice. Oh, but the villain…


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