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.] 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 »
Much has already been written, both on these pages and many others, about the landmark Hollywood-China co-production that is Marvel and DMG Entertainment's Iron Man 3. The film, directed by Shane Black, is the third solo outing for Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark, and has proved a phenomenal success around...
CHAPTER 4: THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANNA KARINA AND BUTT PLUGSI'm sitting outside at a small Café that my editor told me to meet him at. I'm a 10 minute walk from the Marche Du Film convention hall and I'm still waiting for my editor to arrive so he take guide...
MIKE'S JOURNAL. MAY 13. MORNINGI wake up sometime around five AM. My flight to France doesn't leave until five PM. I should be there for security check in sometime around 3PM. There is no reason for me to be up this early but I'm feeling anxious. I have an itch...
CHAPTER ONE: THE BIGGER THE SIDEBURNS, THE BIGGER THE ASSHOLE. I've hit the big time now. I've finally made it. I'm in like Flint from here on out. I'm boarding a plane to France where I'll be attending the Cannes Film Festival for the first time.No more unpaid blogging from...
I have a running argument about whether or not movie box office is a zero-sum game. I tend to attack film earning potential from the "mother of two" perspective - which is that while yes, it's nice to believe that if a film is good it has a theoretically unlimited...