Total Oblivion

"A fast-paced, suspenseful dystopian picaresque, part Huck Finn and part bizarro-world Swiss Family Robinson..."



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Skinny Dipping

Long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Crawford Award. Title short story listed for the 2000 O. Henry award.

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Goblin Mercantile Exchange

Futures, Options, and Swaps (the weblog of Alan DeNiro)

Flesh + Blood

Saw it this weekend. One of the most fucked up, disturbing, fascinating movies I’ve ever seen. Had a good quotient of Indiana Jones villians (okay, only one, but Ronald Lacey is a doozy). It also has Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson!) in it! Everyone in this film is amoral, but some are more amoral than others. Had a little bit of that mid-80s feathered hair going, but in a far, far smaller degree than many fantasy films of that era, so it gets a pass. Two of the mercenaries were gay and one had a Brooklyn accent! (The accents were all over the place-it was supposed to be set in 16th century Italy…I guess?)

Movie delivers exactly what the title promises, and in this corpulent film there’s real ideas floating around, and bouncing off each other, about loyalty, violence, and power. Full of crisscrossing, lame allegories that somehow add up to something greater than the sum of its parts.

Mon, March 19 2007 » Movies/TV

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