Film

The Roommates/A Woman for All Men

The Roommates/A Woman for All Men

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The return of the Gorgon Video imprint with the release of the 30th anniversary edition of Faces of Death in 2008 was exciting for fans of genre and cult cinema, although in the years since Gorgon has released only a handful of reissues of classic cult titles. That said, though, their releases have been worth […]

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Vincent & Theo

Vincent & Theo

| March 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Vincent & Theo (1990) is a film to lose yourself in, a work as close to a cinematic version of one of Vincent van Gogh’s own self-portraits as perhaps any filmmaker can get. Perhaps the analogy is too obvious. Then again, perhaps this praise is merely my bias toward Robert Altman seeping in—after all, as […]

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2015 Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago

2015 Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 Peace on Earth Film Festival (POEFF), presented by Transcendence Global Media, NFP, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special events, will showcase a captivating exploration of film in the areas of nonviolence, tolerance and social justice – with corresponding panels and filmmaker Q&As – at the Chicago Cultural Center’s […]

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2 New on Blu-ray: The Wild One/The Lady from Shanghai

2 New on Blu-ray: The Wild One/The Lady from Shanghai

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mill Creek Entertainment has put out some Blu-rays in the past that I’ve been personally thrilled to add to my collection, especially given the totally reasonable price of their discs. Chief among these previous releases are no doubt Krull, Blue Thunder, Donnie Brasco, their assorted Gamera collections, Flatliners, and even Last Action Hero for the […]

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And You Belong

And You Belong

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

And You Belong is a film about the collaborative music duo Scream Club, an exclusive group of women performing electronic, techno, and hip hop. Their music is simple, with uncomplicated beats backing up fun, straightforward lyrics. Scream Club’s main players are Cindy Wonderful and Sarah Adorable, both of who identify themselves as female, homosexual musicians. […]

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Vice

Vice

| March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I really had high hopes for this.  The trailer looked really cool, I like Bruce Willis a lot, and so I went into this completely sold.  Unfortunately, the movie refused to meet me half way and give me something somewhat unique or interesting that I could latch onto. The story is simple enough, though it […]

Son of a Gun

Son of a Gun

| March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

JR (Brenton Thwaites) is spending six months in a maximum security prison.  Once inside, after impressing one of the more respected inmates, Brendan (Ewan McGregor), JR is cared for and protected from harm.  In exchange, upon his release, JR agrees to work for Brendan and his boss Sam (Jacek Koman).  Once JR plays his part […]

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Late Phases

Late Phases

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

What amazes me about this world is that a movie can get produced that’s 100% up my alley—that speaks to the crazed, horror fanboy inside me—and yet somehow make it all the way to home video without it ever having made so much as a blip on my radar prior to that video announcement. Late […]

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R100

R100

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’re a fan of depraved Japanese cult cinema, like early Takashi Miike or Noburo Iguchi films, you simply owe it to yourself to see Hitoshi Matsumoto’s R100, which is the most, bats#!t, gonzo, absurdist film I’ve ever seen and that’s a great thing. Nao Omori plays Takafumi Katayama, a lonely salaryman whose wife has […]

Convicts

Convicts

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Olive Films brings 1991’s Convicts to blu-ray for the first time.  The film, starring Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones is largely set on an old plantation where Duvall’s character oversees a group of convicted felons as they work the land like slaves.  With Duvall’s senility settling in over the course of the film, he […]