Mixed Review

56: Kalifornia & Natural Born Killers

Kalifornia and Natural Born Killers, released one year apart, star Juliette Lewis and feature a journalist attempting to document and define evil. One is a thriller, the other a barrage of images, a cacophony of sound, a prescient nightmare of oppressive finality. One is forgotten, the other too controversial to embrace. Drunk on shandies, we try to exhume the bodies and sift through the wreckage left in their wake.

With Silas Dell and Corbin Groothuis.

Also available on iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

Sources:

Mulder’s monologue from The X-Files episode “Grotesque” (1996) written by Howard Gordon.

“True Romance/The Ballad of Little Jo/Kalifornia/The Joy Luck Club/The Real McCoy.” At the Movies with Siskel and Ebert.

Kalifornia review by Roger Ebert.

Natural Born Killers review by Roger Ebert.

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