Tales of Armada
April 20, 2005 11:06 PM   Subscribe

"I want them to remember me with a shudder." Filthy's mind often wanders when reviewing films in his hometown of Armada, Colorado, regailing us with occasional snippets of wage slavery, sympathy, Larry, Jimmy, Gooden, the Harelip of the Armada Tavern, and growing up.
posted by AlexReynolds (11 comments total)

 
Reminds me of Pitchfork reviews - except I listen to Filthy a little more. I thought he died a while ago, though. There was a message from Mrs. Filthy saying he was hit by car while riding his bike, but I guess he pulled through.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:28 PM on April 20, 2005


I would of thought Filthy is the antithesis of Pitchfork - he loathes pretentious bastards. (Note, I do read both sites.)
posted by Onanist at 1:24 AM on April 21, 2005


That's Arvada Colorado, not "Armada". Though "Armada" works if we're talking about a review for Bowling For Columbine. Which it seems Filthy failed to review.
posted by crasspastor at 1:30 AM on April 21, 2005


Used to read Filthy quite often. My favorite review of his: the Star Wars Christmas Special. He waxes (bitter) nostalgic on the release of Pac-man for the Atari, wookie porn, and other things...
posted by dreamsign at 4:50 AM on April 21, 2005


Filthy's review of Mulholland Drive is every bit as flawed and meandering and ultimately as GREAT as the movie. It's the only review of that film that did it justice.
posted by psmealey at 5:10 AM on April 21, 2005


Whoa...I thought he called it quits a while back.
posted by RockCorpse at 5:27 AM on April 21, 2005


He only pretended to die. He's been back for a good while now. Filthy is king. I hardly ever disagree.
posted by Witty at 6:09 AM on April 21, 2005


Nice stuff. I take it he's a big fan of the early reviews of Joe Bob Briggs.
posted by Chris Freiberg at 6:33 AM on April 21, 2005


I love the first two paragraphs of his Ghost World review.
posted by Cyrano at 6:39 AM on April 21, 2005


Anyone who can double review The Passion of The Christ and Club Dread (and give them the same # of fingers) is way okay in my book. Thanks Alex!
posted by maryh at 12:36 PM on April 21, 2005


Nice one, AlexReynolds. Didn't know Filthy till now.
posted by nj_subgenius at 4:42 PM on April 22, 2005


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