THE MANGLER

In light of the untimely August 26, 2017 death of director Tobe Hooper, here’s a look back at one of his late period films

LOFT

Like director Eckhart Schmidt’s earlier film TRANCE, LOFT is steeped in 1980s new wave culture, which can be taken as a good or bad thing depending on one’s point of view

KUSO

2017’s gross-out movie of note, a freeform exercise in sub-Cronenbergian excess with a satiric thrust and overall fixation on bodily secretion

QUIN’S SHANGHAI CIRCUS

This novel is ostensibly about a man attempting to find his parents in WWII-era Shanghai, but its true concerns are far more dense and kaleidoscopic