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Walt wants what Walt wants. At this point in the game, he’s asking for ten murders in under two minutes. His precision in chemistry is now focused in mass murder, and the swastikas of the white supremacists surrounding him do not look out of place. Walt would have made an excellent commandant at a concentration camp. Yeah, it’s come to that. There’s really no coming back from this depravity.

I’ve been watching this season’s Breaking Bad with a sense of dread and intensity like no other. Every season has been fantastic, but this one, perhaps because it was truncated to make way for another next summer, has drawn me into the dark mind of Walter “I want an empire” White – his wanton ambition, ruthlessness, cunning, duplicity, and delusions of grandeur: gliding over all. Director Michelle MacLaren and writer Molly Walley-Becketthave both been working with the series for years, Read the rest of this entry »

Vampires: a Belgian French-language mockumentary that tracks the lives of a typical nuclear family – of vampires – as they face challenges with a rebellious son and a morose teenage daughter.  It’s a spoof of sorts, not on reality television or specific vampire films; instead it uses the medium of cinéma vérité for a new spin on today’s pop fetish for vampires.

Loud Family Portrait

Think of the 1973 PBS show, An American Family, tracking the Louds over a period of time – only here it’s with the undead.  We follow the ups and some unexpected downs, though none approach the Read the rest of this entry »