If you’re at SXSW, you can see the debut of Jenn Wexler’s The Ranger on March 12, 13, and 15, a movie in which group of punks run afoul of a psychotic park ranger.
Comparing Fake Blood to Catfish makes me feel like this review is already giving too much away, but, Spoiler Alert! It’s a risk I’m willing to take.
The documentary D.O.A. was filmed almost guerrilla style, funded by High Times magazine, with director Lech Kowalski following the Sex Pistols on the doomed 1978 tour of America. The band didn’t … Continue reading ‘D.O.A.: A Right of Passage’ is a Messy, Essential Document of Punk
The new documentary 78/52 dives deep into the technical aspects, meanings, anecdotes, and impact of Alfred Hitchcock’s notorious shower scene from his landmark 1960 film Psycho. (The film’s title refers to the 78 … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: 78/52
Almost as horrific as an actual movie about this man-made monster, Beware the Slenderman, the documentary about two teenaged girls who tried to kill another young girl and then blame … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror 2017: Beware the Slenderman
What do you get when two convicts, with one heinous plan, join forces when they are released from prison? You get The Toolbox Killers, on this edition of True Crime … Continue reading True Crime Corner: Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris
Gaming culture’s gotten huge. It’s easy to miss, but the gaming industry makes more than either the movie or music industries. Hot Docs in Toronto plugs into the gaming world this year … Continue reading Hot Docs: ‘Living the Game’ and ‘Ukiyo-e Heroes
Get a small group of people together with a common interest, it’s going to get competitive. Give it a little time, it’ll get political and weird, too. Christopher Guest’s Best In … Continue reading ‘Pecking Order’ Scores Blue Ribbon Hilarity For Its Look at Competitive Chicken Breeding
You know you’ve done it. You’re breezing through Twitter, and some outrageous post pisses you off. You retweet it with a snarky comment, probably signing off with a SMH or FFS. … Continue reading Black Code dissects the internet’s social dilemma
There’s nothing quite like a David Lynch movie. You know the second you find yourself immersed in one of his unsettling worlds, the strange blend of earnest innocence and churning … Continue reading David Lynch: The Art Life
ta Remember the Arab Spring? That democratic fluorescence that erupted in late 2010 in Tunisia and spread with massive demonstrations to Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq? It was a giddy, … Continue reading ‘Tickling Giants’: Documentary Reveals Bassem Youssef’s Comedy Revolution
In October, 2014, a tourist visiting Yellowknife disappeared. Atsumi Yoshikubo seemed like a typical Japanese vacationer, visiting for the majestic creaking pines and the ethereal beauty of the northern lights. … Continue reading ‘The Missing Tourist’: Coming To Canada To Disappear