Issue 1

Kurosawa 100

August 18, 2015

from August 14th through August 21st

Martha Marcy May Marlene

  • Sean Durkin
  • USA  /  2011
December 12, 2011 by Carson Lund

This year, the annual film to inspire typically half-baked inquiries over reality vs. fantasy, questions such as “is it all in her head?”, and roundabout discussions entertaining such insipid snippets of dialogue as “did you ever have that feeling where you can’t tell if something’s a memory or if it’s something you dreamed?”, is Sean […]

Fear of Fear

  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • West Germany  /  1975
November 19, 2011 by Matthew Mesaros

Another fascinating Fassbinder here and, for the most part, a world away from the politics of Mutter Küster. […]

Samaritan Girl

  • Ki-duk Kim
  • South Korea  /  2004
November 15, 2011 by Carson Lund

Historically, Samaritanism is defined not by the geographical association with Samaria but by the Hebrew term Shamerim, which […]

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

  • Werner Herzog
  • USA, Germany  /  2009
November 12, 2011 by Mark Mesaros

The usual Herzog trope of madness and obsession played against a pitiless backdrop is present, if on a […]

Paranormal Activity 3

  • Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
  • USA  /  2011
November 10, 2011 by Mark Mesaros

I think the “found footage” template has finally reached its pitch. Now it may be incautiously laid to […]

The Tempest

  • Julie Taymor
  • USA  /  2010
November 7, 2011 by Matthew Mesaros

To date I’ve seen three adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. All were abysmal. All left me questioning just […]

The Mill and the Cross

  • Lech Majewski
  • Poland, Sweden  /  2011
November 5, 2011 by Carson Lund

It has become an increasingly rare occasion to be able to use the word “original” or “unique” with […]

Fright Night

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November 4, 2011 by Matthew Mesaros

Just to get it out of the way, there’s no way I could ever write-up anything about Fright […]

Spider Baby

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October 31, 2011 by Matthew Mesaros

I haven’t been a fan of dressing up or trick-or-treating since high school, but I love watching horror […]


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October 23, 2011 by Matthew Mesaros

Halfway through Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, I identified the vague splinter of recognition that had bugged me since about […]


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October 19, 2011 by Carson Lund

While critics and viewers continue to single out Cliff Martinez for his lush but silly musical efforts on […]