Does “Midsommar” Satisfy Our Universal Urge To Join A Cult?
Film

Does “Midsommar” Satisfy Our Universal Urge To Join A Cult?

*Ho HA!* What’s that, dearest Filthy Dreams cult member…*ahem* I mean, reader? Oh, I’m just practicing my new method breathing for when I move to Sweden to join the Hårga, that darkly sunny commune, from director and writer Ari Aster’s deeply unsettling yet intoxicatingly beautiful cult horror classic Midsommar. I’m ready to drink mushroom tea … Continue reading

Nothing Gold Can Stay: David Hockney’s Desired Objects and Heartbreak In “A Bigger Splash”
Art / Film

Nothing Gold Can Stay: David Hockney’s Desired Objects and Heartbreak In “A Bigger Splash”

Near the beginning of A Bigger Splash, Jack Hazan’s newly restored 1974 semi-fictionalized film about British artist David Hockney, the artist’s studio assistant Mo McDermott says in a voiceover, “When love goes wrong, more than two people are affected.” When it comes to Hockney, he’s right. Hazan gives us an intimate look into how forcefully … Continue reading

Jesus Loves Winners: Satirizing The American Scam In “Drop Dead Gorgeous”
Film / Trash

Jesus Loves Winners: Satirizing The American Scam In “Drop Dead Gorgeous”

“To live in a country where you can take an ugly old mountain and put faces on it—faces of great Americans who did so much to make our country super great—well, that just makes me…proud to be an American!” No, this perversely patriotic phrase wasn’t uttered at one of Trump’s demented and near unintelligible Rose … Continue reading

5 Videos To Yeehaw Your Way Through A Startled 4th of July BBQ
Film / Music

5 Videos To Yeehaw Your Way Through A Startled 4th of July BBQ

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw!! *spins cowboy hat around* Ahem…*cough* whoa! What’s that? What’s with my fringed and rhinestone-studded jacket, bolo tie and boots? Well, I want to be a cowboy, baby! Here, grab some whiskey, preferably from a dusty and potentially dangerous saloon, while we celebrate the birth of our country by diving headfirst into fanatical cowboy mania. … Continue reading

If I Move, I’ll Shit: “The Perfection” Excretes A Trash Masterpiece
Camp / Film / Trash

If I Move, I’ll Shit: “The Perfection” Excretes A Trash Masterpiece

Nothing says instant cinematic classic like a climactic moment involving shitting on a bus. Or is that an instant trash classic? Either way, Netflix’s The Perfection blasted its way into my heart like an explosive bowel movement, with the alternately shrieking and whimpering dialogue: “If I move, I’ll shit! I’m going to shit on the … Continue reading

Look At Me! How Dare You! Close Your Eyes!: Going Camping with Queen Anne and “The Favourite”
Camp / Decadence / Film

Look At Me! How Dare You! Close Your Eyes!: Going Camping with Queen Anne and “The Favourite”

“Did you just look at me? Did you?…LOOK AT ME! How DARE you?! Close your eyes!” This head-spinning hysterical interchange, delivered to the silent suffering of a young servant, marks the moment I fell in love with Queen Anne in The Favourite. Played with maniacal glee by Olivia Colman, Queen Anne, with her angular streaks … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams’s Velvet Buzzsaw Threeway
Art / Film / Trash

Filthy Dreams’s Velvet Buzzsaw Threeway

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! Are you ready for a scare? Or just some nonsensical artspeak straight from the mouth of a cut and campy Jake Gyllenhaal? Us too! As some of you may know, the art worlds are all a-flutter with talk of Netflix’s recently released art world/horror flick Velvet Buzzsaw, directed … Continue reading