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Monday Morning

Monday Morning

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The homeless are often viewed as no more than the decay of modern society. They roam the streets of urban areas, dirty and disheveled, begging for whatever spare change well-to-do citizens can spare as they rush along. It’s Christmastime in Minneapolis, and Thomas Bach (Victor Browne) no doubt has big plans for his winter vacation. […]

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The Sleeper

The Sleeper

| February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

The trend of emulating past styles and eras of film keeps on truckin’, like the man said. The next month will see the release on home video and in theaters of such retro fare as Joseph Guzman’s Grindhouse/grindhouse tribute Nude Nuns with Big Guns, Stuart Simpson’s Russ Meyer/Roger Corman homage El Monstro Del Mar, and […]

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Time Again

Time Again

| December 5, 2011

I was born in 1984; the year a Terminator robot from the future tried to assassinate Sarah Connor; the year before Marty McFly first hit 88 miles per hour; five years before Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the quantum leap accelerator… and vanished. I grew up in a golden age of time-travel stories and have […]

Ratline

Ratline

| November 23, 2011

Independent filmmaker Eric Stanze first gained attention with his super low-budget horror film Savage Harvest in 1994, and won major acclaim in the underground horror community with the harrowing Scrapbook, which was named Rue Morgue magazine’s “Best Independent Movie of 2001.” Given the often punishing content and style of the films produced and released by […]

Scalene

Scalene

| November 7, 2011

Zack Parker’s Scalene has been getting attention recently from horror web sites like Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting, which is somewhat confusing since it is not a horror film at all. What Scalene actually is, however, is considerably more difficult to define. While not quite as graphically violent as Simon Rumley’s recent Red, White & […]

Interview with Haunted Sunshine Girl

Interview with Haunted Sunshine Girl

| October 25, 2011

A Girl. A Camera. A Ghost. Haunted Sunshine Vlog There’s a crud load of pretty young things all over the Internets, vlogging their miseries and joys, and occasional guitar strummings — thanks lonelygirl15! And some of them have become quite famous — no thanks Biebs! As usual, much of the stuff is pure nose goblins. […]

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The Telephone Game

The Telephone Game

| August 10, 2011

“Two people who work very closely together and who are attracted to each other, and are playing a couple; playing people who are in love and who have been together for many years…there’s a trick that you play on your imagination when you’re acting, and sometimes…those things blend. The real life and the play. You […]

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GGS

GGS

| July 14, 2011

If you go to the film’s Kickstarter website, you will find this description: “GGS is a thriller short film that explores issues such as government surveillance, food deserts, power dynamics, family loyalty, honesty and betrayal.” Filmmaker David Holcombe has this to say about the film: “The script was built around this image to include many […]

Clacson

Clacson

| July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Clacson is a cleverly-titled short film exposing the disadvantages of human error in an ironic and entertaining way. The film, whose title means “horn” in Italian, was filmed in Milan, Italy. The camerawork is nice, and definitely unconventional when compared to American films. Some of the angles are very unique. There is also a bit […]

Put Up Your Dux

Put Up Your Dux

| July 7, 2011

In 1988, the classic Jean-Claude Van Damme film Bloodsport was released. All hardcore martial arts fans immediately lose any and all credibility if they do not adore this movie. It is the definition of a cult classic, a giant in the martial arts film genre. The film purports to tell the true story of a […]

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