MIX/VHS | Week 089



Don’t cry, we here at MIX/VHS have the spoonful of sugar to make your weekday struggles go down. Come take a look at our expertly curated list of internet-tainment from our expert team of curators. Like the week before and the week and the week before, we got you covered like your best friend, but on the internet.

Flying Lotus- Until The Quiet Comes



I watched this music video several years ago by happen-stance and have been searching for it on and off ever since- so glad to have finally found it. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, the video intertwines three songs by Flying Lotus along with imagery that is breathtaking and not something you can easily forget. I can't let go of the pool of blood and haunting dance moves- but I don't want to give too much away. So many layers of symbolism on urban youth and violence to ponder on in less than 4 minutes.


Dead Ringers



David Cronenberg is, unquestionably, one of the top-tier American filmmakers of our time - with his blend of pseudo-sexual thrills, body horror, and Lovecraftian-styled storytelling. Dead Ringers is no exception, with a stellar dual-performance from Jeremy Irons as twin doctors, and their quest for perfectionism, sexuality, and the terrifying blend of obsession and possessive needs. This film is up there with Cronenberg's finest work, and much like The Fly, it is unflinching in how far it will go.





I would be lying if i said i wasn’t extremely excited or this films release. Everything in the trailer had me hooked from the beginning. A kick ass song and sweet visuals to match, I was set up for a modern day schlock fest. Instead what I got was a solid script and some rather interesting self control on the part of the director. The whole first half is a rather standard war film about airborne soldiers. Then, surprisingly, doesn’t go balls to the walls insane with zombie action it actual restrains itself and finishes the story it wanted to tell, but with zombies.


The Breakfast Song

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One of the best Alamo Drafthouse pre-show bumper vids I have seen in such a very long time, the breakfast song  is a tune that has the kind of powerful conviction every soulful singer dreams of. The sheer remorse for the loss of so many delicacy's in humanity's premeditated end is a strong universal feeling, with the lyrics packing a wall to wall, 5-minute punch that will never be matched by any song ever. Although it does create more questions than answers, this man's (and his robotic wife's) pleading message to appreciate every moment and every greasy meal we have left on this earth is an important gem to be revisited. Often.





I'm so thankful that Luca Guadagnino didn't try to make the same movie that Dario Argento made. Argento's 1977 Suspiria is perfect and if you haven't seen it, you have homework. Guadagnino's remake takes a broader scope of storytelling, weaving outside narratives in with Susie Bannion's journey of discovery at the Markos Dance Company and giving the film a strong sense of time and place. The dancing is beautiful and visceral. The film's visual language insinuates evil with every frame. Amazing movie. I wanted to watch it again as soon as the credits rolled.


Lonely and Horny



What do you get when you have probably the most annoying person on the planet and watch his journey to sleep with as many women as he can, or even finding just one woman who could tolerate him long enough to do the deed. Well, you get the web series Lonely and Horny starring Amir Blumenfeld and Jake Hurwitz from the beloved college humor youtube series Jake and Amir. 

You may hate the guy, but there is entertainment in watching him struggle to figure out how to be a decent person.


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