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Poolboy – Drowning Out the Fury Review

Poolboy – Drowning Out the Fury drowns out more than rage. It drowns out quality and attempts to waterboard its audiences with the “found footage” rendition of an old 1990s action flick. It is a riff on the genre it is part of, and most of those films fall folly to the unavoidable premise that their action is worse than the films they mock. A film that St. James St. James (Ross Paterson) says is “too racially insensitive” to show is released on the audience. With its flimsy premise and prejudices, the mockery of Vietnam-era action flicks and synth note mayhem is something that has shied away from pop culture in recent days. Rightly so. 

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