Tag Archives: 2010s
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
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
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
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.
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.
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