Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor for LitReactor.com. He has also written for ChuckPalahniuk.net. He was a guitarist in the band SpeedSpeedSpeed, and is the poison pen behind thejamminjabber, although he's not so sure he should admit it.
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following.]For anyone that was there, I'm the jerk that flipped off the screen and walked out during the screening of The Revenant at Fantastic Fest this year. For those who weren't, The Revenant... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following.]CHAOS REIGNS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS LARS VON TRIER'S ANTICHRIST (contains spoilers) Lars Von Trier does not strike me as the type of man who takes well to the mocking of his work, no... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following.] This past Friday was the New York premiere of Marcel Sarmien and Gadi Harel’s coming of age horror flick Deadgirl. Co-director Harel was in attendance (as were a pair of single-digit aged... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following.] I recently had the “opportunity” to view both L'instinct de mort and L'ennemi public n° 1, neither of which has seen a stateside release at this time. The timing of the subtitles... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review.] I’m a sucker for anything Kaufmanesque, that special brand of weirdness with a metaphysical edge. I am not, however, a sucker for Hong Kong style melodrama. How about a Hong... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review.] I’m a sucker for anything Lynchian, that special brand of weirdness encompassing the dark and bizarre. Invariably, the eponymous term is slapped on as a selling point, and anything described... More »
[Because covering the New York Asian Fest for us apparently wasn't enough to keep him occupied, our thanks now go out to Joshua Chaplinsky for sending along this review of Nicholas Winding Refn's Bronson as well.] (The NY premiere... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review.] Crush and Blush is the story of Yang Mi-sook, a deluded English teacher stalking her married co-worker. When she learns the object of her desire is having an affair with her... More »
"She'll come back. They always do." Or, she'll be back, according to the subtitles on the screener, but that doesn't seem like the ideal translation. A former Tokyo call girl and an alcoholic ex-cop attempt to help a young woman... More »
As I popped in the screener for Children of the Dark, I thought, why am I doing this to myself? Why, out of over fifty films did I pick one described by the NYAFF as containing more horrible things per... More »
We need celebrities like medieval peasants needed kings and queens. Not to rule over us or impose taxes; but to offer us a tantalizingly distant glimpse into a glittering world wholly not our own, but of a piece with our own. The version of the universe where we won and...
Whether you're new to Italian horror master Dario Argento (Suspiria) or a seasoned fan, this excellent montage/essay put together by Belgian directing team Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet (Amer, The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears) is essential viewing. Also in today's Euro Beat, Cahiers du Cinema highlights the best...
It was already a good show, one of the best new broadcast TV series of the year. And then Joe Carnahan blew up The Blacklist, directing and co-writing an episode that was bloodier, more urgent, and more painful than anything that had come before. James Spader, who emerged in the...
While the United States is wrapped up warm celebrating Thanksgiving with its nearest and dearest - that one holiday that no one outside of America really understands or cares about - Team Twitch again casts fresh eyes over some overlooked gems of world cinema. This month, by sheer coincidence, proves a...
This year, fans of Japanese animation were treated to not one, but two films from Studio Ghibli, as both of its founding fathers released a film of their own. In the Summer we had The Wind Rises by Miyazaki Hayao, and last week saw the premiere of The Tale of...