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Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE VOID Is Fulci-Flavored Hell

The Void draws inspiration from a number of horror influences, including Hellraiser, The Beyond, H.P. Lovecraft, and Lucio Fulci. The film premiered at Fantastic Fest 2016 in Austin to a packed house, with producer Casey Walker and directors Jeremy Gillespie and...

TURBO KID: Turn Your Joy Up To 11 With This Apple Prequel Music Video

Stop everything that you are doing and watch this music video for Le Matos' song from the Turbo Kid OST No Tomorrow. Directed by trio truimphant RKSS it stars arguably one of everyone's favorite characters from the film, Apple. It...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: The Unbearable Lightness of TONI ERDMANN

German filmmaker Maren Ade's third feature, Toni Erdmann, about an estranged father connecting with his adult daughter in increasingly unorthodox and aggravating ways, garnered glowing critical praise when it premiered in competition at Cannes this past spring. While there is...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: ZOOLOGY, How Natasha's Tail Set Her Free

Everyone hopes that they are special and unique in some way. Whether it's a subtle uniqueness that only presents itself in being exceptional within our own little circle, or the kind of superhuman abilities that we attribute to those who...

Blu-ray Review: BLOOD SIMPLE, Satisfying Neo Noir At Its Best

It's always fun to witness the debut of a fantastic filmmaker. In this case, it's the birth of TWO filmmakers, the team of Joel and Ethan Coen, who debuted in the lexicon of cinema with the neo-noir film Blood Simple in 1984....

Now on Blu-ray: VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and BEYOND, The American Dream Melts Into Psychedelic Mush On Criterion Blu

Brand new from the Criterion Collection this month is a pair of whacked out features that chronicle the decay of the American Dream in glorious high definition. Mark Robson's Valley of the Dolls is an adaptation of Jaqueline Suzanne's best...

Now on Blu-ray: EVILS OF THE NIGHT and TABOO, A Sleazy Double Header

Vinegar Syndrome recently released a pair of super sleazy films that might be of interest. An alien invasion/abduction horror from the '80s called Evils of the Night delivers lots of skin and a few bloody deaths, while adult classic Taboo...

Blu-ray Review: DISCO GODFATHER, A Gaudy, Goofy, Glorious Film From Rudy Ray Moore

Vinegar Syndrome closes out their series of Rudy Ray Moore films with his fourth, and sadly final, major motion picture, Disco Godfather. Moore's movie star shone bright in the mid to late '70s, but by the end of the decade...

Review: OPERATION AVALANCHE, Reel Emotion and the Faking of the Moon Landing

There is a lure to the film camera that is almost primal. It draws you in, ever closer, a potent combo of machine and magic. Pressed against your ear and cheek, the click-whir miracle of celluloid is god calling you...

Blu-ray Review: RAISING CAIN Re-Cut Rocks

Raising Cain is a film that had me screaming at the drive-in along with a friend in 1992 (yes drive-ins still existed then, and still do). John Lithgow's portrayal of Dr. Carter Nix and all his varied personalities and roles (Cain,...

Now on Blu-ray: RAIDERS!, An Engaging Tale of Bootstrap Ingenuity

When Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark was released in 1981, it was unlike anything American theaters had seen for at least a generation. Set in 1936, the homage to the adventure serials of the '30s and '40s proved...

Blu-ray Review: PRIVATE VICES, PUBLIC VIRTUES LE Re-examines Miklós Jancsó's Legacy

First off, let me be frank: All I know about the work of Hungarian filmmaker Miklós Jancsó I learned from this release. The name certainly rang a bell when I first heard about Private Vices, Public Virtues making its way...

Blu-ray Review: BLUE SUNSHINE Rises on Blu-ray from Filmcentrix

Jeff Lieberman's Blue Sunshine is a fascinating bit of drug paranoia horror from the end of the era of free love. The film has recently been recovered and restored from the original 35mm negatives discovered in 2014. It's been on...

Now on Blu-ray: In LOVE & PEACE, Sono Sion Gives Us The Warmest Feelings

Japanese filmmaker Sono Sion made a lot of movies in 2015. Before the year was up, Sono had no less than six films on cinema screens around the world at festivals and back home in Japan. So far the only...

Locarno 2016 Review: In ENDLESS POETRY, Alejandro Jodorowsky Ups the Ante

Chilean born Alejandro Jodorowsky can be called many things: Mystic, sage, tarot master, director, screenwriter, actor, mime, graphic novel scribe, healer, philosopher, novelist, playwright, spiritual guru. All that and more could fit on his resume... if he was a man...

Review: Scream Factory's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Blu-ray

In 1978, Philip Kaufman's remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers hit theaters. The all-star ensemble cast included Art Hindle, Brooke Adams, Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, and Veronica Cartwright. Whatever side of the ongoing remake debate you're on,...

Now on Blu-ray: Rudy Ray Moore's PETEY WHEATSTRAW, The Devil's Son-in-Law

Anyone who has ever been married knows that In-laws, even the kindest ones, are no joke. Now, just imagine if the father of your betrothed is the Devil himself. This is the predicament in which Rudy Ray Moore's Petey Wheatstraw...

Now on Blu-ray: Dolemite Returns in THE HUMAN TORNADO From Vinegar Syndrome

In the immediate aftermath of Rudy Ray Moore's Dolemite and its surprise success, it was decided that the team needed to keep the momentum going and a sequel was green lit almost immediately. Jerry Jones, who wrote the screenplay for...

Now on Blu-ray: PSYCHIC KILLER, Astral Projection Drive-In Horror

Back in the early 1970s, when Psychic Killer (also known as The Kirlian Effect) was made, astral projection was a big thing with leftover hippies. The idea was that through focused meditation and careful, thorough training, a person could project...

Review: COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS Dreams with Insight and Ambition

When we are faced with our dreams, not the ones we toil for in life, career, or romance, but the ones we are bathed in during sleep (and they very well may be the same ones as in waking), a...