The Week In Horror: ‘The Ranger,’ Frank Henenlotter, ‘Unfriended’ + ‘Halloween’

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.

‘D.O.A.: A Right of Passage’ is a Messy, Essential Document of Punk

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

31 Days of Horror: 78/52

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

Hot Docs: ‘Living the Game’ and ‘Ukiyo-e Heroes

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

‘Pecking Order’ Scores Blue Ribbon Hilarity For Its Look at Competitive Chicken Breeding

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

Black Code dissects the internet’s social dilemma

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

David Lynch: The Art Life

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

‘Tickling Giants’: Documentary Reveals Bassem Youssef’s Comedy Revolution

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

‘The Missing Tourist’: Coming To Canada To Disappear

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

Creations of Chaos: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

On this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s the film that shows all of the ins and outs of Studio Ghibli. It’s the documentary, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness.

American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare “Chapter Nine”

On the last episode of American Horror Story we are left we just a few survivors: Monet, Audrey and lee, but Dylan is at the front door and there may … Continue reading American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare “Chapter Nine”