Fear & Loathing at Fantastic Fest 2013, Part 2: CHAOS REIGNS, ASSHOLES!

CHAPTER 4: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IS DEAD; I KILLED IT, I AND I. It's Thursday night, September 26th 2013. Or maybe, I should say that it's Thursday night October 1st 2009. I don't know. Time travel is really... More »
  

Fear & Loathing At Fantastic Fest 2013, Part I: Back To The Womb. (NSFW!)

CHAPTER 1: ON THE ROAD AGAINIt's Tuesday night and I'm driving a 2011 cherry red Cadillac station wagon. It's rented of course. I could never afford a 2011 Cadillac. Even in 2021, I still won't be able to afford a... More »
  

The Stack: HIDDEN IN THE WOODS, SIMON KILLER, DAY OF THE DEAD, THE DEVIL BAT, And More

Welcome back to The Stack. I'm sneaking this episode in before I leave for Fantastic Fest; it's a light week but there are some real gems here. For those not easily offended, Hidden in the Woods from Artsploitation will probably offend you... More »
  

Fear & Loathing At TIFF 2013, Part 5: Why Does Everything Have To End With People Dying?

CHAPTER 12: NOSTALGIAWhen I was 12, I had a friend named Brian. Brian was a piece of shit. For about two years, we were inseparable. We would ride our bikes to the comic book shops together, we snuck into R-rated... More »
  

Fear & Loathing At TIFF 2013, Part 4: An American Werewolf In Toronto

CHAPTER 9: WELL, THAT JUST HAPPENED. My father has dropped me off at a hole in the wall road house out by the Toronto Pearson airport. This barely standing shack of an establishment is the only commercial business in sight.... More »
  

Fear & Loathing At TIFF 2013, Part 3: Because I Got High, Because I Got High, Because I Got High

CHAPTER 6: 16 OUNCES OF BEEF, 8 OUNCES OF BOURBON, 6 OUNCES OF CANNABIS, TWO MEN & 1 PREPAID PHONE. Somehow, my father and I have found our way to the shady side of Toronto, or at least, as shady... More »
  

Fear & Loathing at TIFF 2013, Part I: Daddy Didn't Love Me Stories

CHAPTER 1: THE FOUR STORIESCHAPTER 2: HOOKERS, METH, LOFTS, AND CONDOS. IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. It's just a little past one in the morning on a Saturday night.  It's Labor Day weekend, it's officially the last weekend of the... More »
  

New To Netflix: Hysterical Women, High School Gone Bad, Taxidermy, and Todd Solondz

Welcome to this week's entry for New To Netflix! This week we go from Alfred Hitchcock to Todd Solondz, with stops in-between featuring an animated homage to Jacques Tati. Oh, and how about a little murder in high school? We... More »
  

The Stack: Simon Rumley Trilogy, UNIT 7, AMOUR, PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, New Shout Factory Blu-rays, And More

In this week's edition of my home entertainment roundup, you can watch Meat Loaf worship Alice Cooper and Art Carney, pre-Miami Vice Don Johnson fight off a bevy of post-apocalyptic beauties, dive headfirst into the incredible animated canvas of The... More »
  

Fantasia 2013: Boozie Movies Reviews Clive Barker's HISTORY OF THE DEVIL

Streams have been crossed and worlds have collided because Boozie Movies has set out to review a theatrical live production with Title 66's presentation of Clive Barker's History of the Devil at the 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival. Whew. That... More »
  

Surveying The Glandscape: Russ Meyer At The Anthology Film Archives

Just about anyone who stops by Twitch is bound to know the name Russ Meyer, and is at least aware of a film entitled Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, or perhaps Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. Associated with the man... More »
  

The Stack: THE ART OF ELYSIUM, THE DAMNED, ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY, THE HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES, ISHTAR, And More

The August 13 edition features The Art of Elysium from Titan Books, the classic French post-war thriller The Damned from Cohen Media Group, winner of the 1933 Best Picture Academy Award, Calvacade, the Blu-ray debut of Ishtar from Sony, and... More »
  

The Stack: HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN, THE FOG, Danny Boyle's TRANCE, STREET TRASH, And Much More

Films mentioned this week in our video review roundup include Sony's Magic Magic, West of Memphis and Shout Factory's Ralph Bakshi's Heavy Traffic, Swamp Thing, The Incredible Melting Man, Kentucky Fried Movie, and The Producers. 20th Century Fox catalogue titles... More »
  

Destroyed Faces In The Cinema Of Nicolas Winding Refn

One of the first posters for Only God Forgives shows everybody's darling Ryan Gosling with a face covered in blood. He has a black eye and seems defeated without any expression left. Gosling appears to be the opposite of what... More »
  

Fifteen Unfilmable Novels And The Directors Who Should Try Anyway

Ah, the 'unfilmable' novel. Go back ten or fifteen years and it seems everyone had some sort of list of great novels that could never be brought to the screen. The limitations at the time were largely technical and in... More »
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Twitchvision: Talking IRON MAN 3 and More HOT DOCS!

With Hot Docs winding down this weekend, was time to highlight a couple more faves, from the Ross Brother's 3-hour-epic River, through Caucus, After Tiller, and 12 O'Clock Boys. Full reviews of these to come, so consider these a video... More »
  

Brussels 2013 Wrap: Blood, Guts, Singing Filmmakers

During the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, I saw vengeful ghosts, vampire threesomes, transvestite killers, monstrous gorillas, giant spiders and at least a dozen decapitations. Just as entertaining though, were the multiple directors that I saw singing a cappella to... More »
  

The Stack March Episode One: WESTWORLD Finally Hits Blu, Plus ELM STREET Films, SCHINDLER'S LIST, PHANTASM II, And More

Welcome Back to The Stack! They say March comes in like a lion and in this case I'm inclined to agree. This turned out to be one of my most fun months ever. The 70s sci-fi dystopian classic Westworld hit Blu,... More »
  

Slamdance 2013: All Wrapped Up

The 2013 Slamdance Film Festival has been over for 12 days now and I just don't want it to end, hence no wrap up of the festival... until now. Better late than never then. So without much fuss let's dive... More »
  

FEAR & LOATHING @ SUNDANCE PART 2: Leaving Park City

CHAPTER 2: THESE FUCKERS MAKE THE BOURGEOIS LOOK THE PROLATERIATThe moment you reach the entrance of the Salt Lake City airport, the first thing you realize is that you truly are out in the middle of nowhere. I look around... More »
  
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