"Exterminate all rational thought," commands the great William Burroughs as we enter Naked Lunch- sage advice, since not heeding his warning will leave you frustrated and confused as you wander around his mad, but brilliant world. Conrad Rooks' Chappaqua requires a similar mindset; an exploration of what it's like to go through drug withdrawal, the … Continue reading Chappaqua

Naked Lunch

"Almost never" is the answer you should give to the question "how often is a movie adaptation as good as- or better than- the book?" Sure, someone like Stanley Kubrick will find a so-so book and use it as fodder for a brilliant movie, but when the novel is great to begin with, the filmmaker … Continue reading Naked Lunch