Infinity Pool (directed by Brandon Cronenberg) – 27 January
Possessor was one of the most unflinchingly brutal movies I’d seen in a long time, so I now approach Brandon Cronenberg’s work partially cowering but intrigued. The official synopsis of the picture is very vague, telling us it’s about a couple who are wealthy and young enjoying a vacation at an all-inclusive resort. However, outside the grounds of the hotel is something perilous & violent, a cultural collapse. If this is anything like Possessor, expect zero sentimentality from the director and visual effects that will melt your brain. Stars Mia Goth and Alexander Skarsgård.
December 2022 saw another 6,000+ views/month. For the year, PopCult clocked over 39,000 total views, showing 117% growth in views from 2021. For more on that and other changes coming to PopCult, check out The State of the Blog 2023. Onto the schedule for January.
New Movie Reviews
Film Series Schedule
Jan 2 thru 16 – The Great American Documentaries, Volume I
Salesman, Harlan County USA, Grey Gardens, Streetwise, Roger & Me, Hoop Dreams, American Movie
Jan 18 thru 27 – Overlooked Films of the 1990s Part 1
Living in Oblivion, What About Bob?, The Fisher King, Arlington Road, A Simple Plan
Every year around this time, you hear some people saying some form of, “I’m so glad to have X year in the rearview mirror; Y year is going to be so much better,” only for the same shit that plagued the previous year to just follow on into the next. I have noticed less of that this year. The Western world is at the start of a wake-up call, with Europe & North America being forced into situations where inflation & energy costs are driving their populations into deeper poverty than previously experienced.