Brony culture has entered the mainstream over the last few years and Brent Hodge’s documentary explores the not-so-strange fandom.Read More
I knew Roger Ebert.
I never met the man nor did we ever exchange words but I knew him. I knew the movies he liked, what filmmakers he championed and that he was willing to go out on a ledge and go against the grain. I also knew he grew up in a small town, loved his parents and that he was an alcoholic. What’s interesting is that I learned those last things, the really personal things, well after he had left television and illness had forced him to communicate only via the written word.Read More
David Wain is one of the few original voices working in comedy today, bouncing from mainstream studio pictures like Role Models or Wet Hot American Summer. His newest film, They Came Together, certainly fits into the realm of the latter with its self-aware skewering of the romantic comedy genre.Read More
France, Brazil, Ireland, Canada, Italy and back to The States. We’re all over the map in this week’s Round-Up of world cinema.Read More
While not the travesty that Burlesque or Rock of Ages ended up being, Eastwood’s adaptation is just another in a line of hit stage shows being translated to the screen and losing whatever pop made them such a treat for audiences in the theater.Read More
Like a short story Cormac McCarthy threw in the shredder because it had too much of a happy ending.
Really bizarre, but in a fascinating way.
Quick sampling of my week’s watches. Including Hellion, Palo Alto, Tracks, Rob the Mob and more…Read More
Marvin Kren’s creature feature from September’s TIFF Midnight Madness is back as Blood Glacier for Sinister Cinema’s horror series!Read More
Comedy sequels that surpass their predecessor are more or less unheard of, but 22 Jump Street fits the bill. It breaks the mold and part of the reason it achieves that is by mocking the very nature of its existence.Read More
When Wuxia features like Hero, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the like fitted themselves snuggly into the cracks of western pop culture, it was easy to see how. The grace and handling of the action and melodrama within, sold these films. Lau (Infernal Affairs) is a clearly a formidable director and The Guillotines sometimes hints at the type of vibrancy that he can deliver. Sometimes.Read More