Tag Archives: 2010s

Wake Wood (David Keating, 2011)

Its messy final third aside, which substitutes thoughtfulness for bone-headed xeroxes of scary-kid film tropes and threadbare CGI gushes, this film inverts The Wicker Man’s rural United Kingdom terror (the luddite community of the titular town are mostly kind and … Continue reading

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Trollhunter (Trolljegeren) (André Øvredal, 2010)

The tone of this Blair Witchy mockumentary is established early on, when grizzled mancub Otto Jespersen storms out of a dark forest, oily leather jacket flapping behind him like a broken wing, hollering “troll,” as if hailing a cab on … Continue reading

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Piranha (Alexandre Aja, 2010)

This film’s audience is presumably encouraged, especially in the comin’-at-ya! way the 3-D works in this film, to take verboten (and strangely boring) pleasure in the consumption practices of the recently-unearthed prehistoric razor-teethed fish of the title (that eyeball/those entrails/etc. … Continue reading

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Paracinema #12 (June 2011)

Were that there more genre magazines with as sharp an eye for design, with as wide-ranging (and, dare it be ventured, populist) a taste in films, and with as much enthusiasm for all shapes of cinematic treasures as this one.

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Shock Cinema #39 (2010)

The fine folks at this long-running establishment review films from the abject abyss of forgotten filmland and, more importantly, interview actors and filmmakers from its margins. Captivating and crucial.

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Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection (2010)

This slab of amazing is a tome haunted by the friendly ghosts of video tapes, ‘zines, and the U.S. Postal Service, and a reminder that, like going to a movie theater in an insalubrious borough, film journalism involves sweaty labor … Continue reading

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