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Matthew Martens's rating of the film Liquid Sky

Acid-camp nihil-chic of an aggressively obliterative order, Liquid Sky is an expertly assembled assault, punctuated by pulsing, NDW-style Fairlight-miniatures. Visually as well as thematically, it's both distorted and disciplined, outrageous and austere. Enjoyable, clearly, as a choice relic of New Wave psychotronica, it can also be appreciated as something more: a glorious "fuck you" to glory, and fucking, and you.