Joshua Chaplinsky
New York City, New York

Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor for LitReactor.com. He has also written for ChuckPalahniuk.net.

I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND Review

György Pálfi, the man responsible for the subdued murder mystery Hukkle, and the grotesque, Eastern Bloc artistry of Taxidermia, returns with I Am Not Your Friend, a Soderberghian exercise in low budget improvisation. The film follows a small group of... More »
  

TRIBECA 2010: DOG POUND Review

[ Once again, props go to Joshua Chaplinksy for this review ]Four Years ago, a bizarre little film called Sheitan made me a fan of director Kim Chapiron for life. It starred Vincent Cassel as a demented hillbilly who makes... More »
  

TRIBECA 2010: Another Take on THE SENTIMENTAL ENGINE SLAYER

[ Our Thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review ]Omar A. Rodriguez Lopez is gonna need a bigger hat rack. The prolific solo artist and fearless leader of Latin progsters, The Mars Volta, is now a bona fide filmmaker.... More »
  

1 Review

[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review.  1 was screened as part of the Lincoln Film Society's recent contemporary Hungarian cinema program.]More interesting than enjoyable, but at times more frustrating than interesting, Pater Sparrow's adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's... More »
  

Joshua Chaplinsky's Fantastic Fest Diary: THE REVENANT

[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 »
  

Joshua Chaplinsky's Fantastic Fest Diary: ANTICHRIST

[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 »
  

DEADGIRL Review

[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 »
  

MESRINE: L'instinct de mort and L'ennemi public n° 1 Reviews

[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 »
  

NYAFF 09 Review: WRITTEN BY

[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 »
  

NYAFF 09 Review: THE FORBIDDEN DOOR

[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 »
  

BRONSON Review

[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 »
  

NYAFF 09 Review: CRUSH AND BLUSH

[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 »
  

NYAFF 09 Review: MAGAZINE GAP ROAD

"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 »
  

NYAFF 09 Review: THE CLONE RETURNS HOME

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 »
  
 
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