The Stack: DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY Ultimate Collector's Edition, HALLOWEEN 35th Anniversary Digibook, ROOM 237, And More

Welcome back to The Stack. I'm back from Fantastic Fest! It was amazing but the pile on my desk is awe-inspiring. What to my wondering eyes did appear but the Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition, a passel of Shout Factory... More »
By Dave Canfield   

Fear & Loathing at Fantastic Fest 2013/2009, Part 5. As if Things Could End Any Other Way. (NSFW)

CHAPTER 12: LEAVE THE HAT ON, COWBOYIt's roughly one in the morning and I'm having an impromptu picnic with Rebecca at Barton Springs, a natural spring fed pool in south Austin. Rebecca was able to snatch a bottle of vodka... More »
By Greg Christie   

Fear & Loathing At Fantastic Fest 2013/2009, Part 4: The End Is Mighty F*cking Nigh

CHAPTER 10: KEEP AUSTIN WEIRDBefore there was the internet, there was public access television, an entirely open and free air space where anyone could create their own television program and present to the unassuming masses. And just like the internet,... More »
By Greg Christie   

Fear & Loathing at Fantastic Fest 2013/2009, Part 3. The Important Things We Forget, the Stupid Things We Remember

CHAPTER 7: FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS. FAILURE & SELF ENTITLEMENT or LIFE AFTER FILM SCHOOLWithin the film world, there are essentially five categories of people. There are the chosen few, those needles in the haystacks fortunate enough to find success, financially... More »
By Greg Christie   

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 »
By Greg Christie   

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 »
By Greg Christie   


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 »
By Dave Canfield   

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 »
By Greg Christie   

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 »
By Greg Christie   

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 »
By Greg Christie   

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 »
By Greg Christie   

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 »
By Kurt Halfyard   

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 »
By Dave Canfield   

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 »
By Greg Christie   

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 »
By Peter Gutierrez   


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 »
By Dave Canfield   


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 »
By Dave Canfield   

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 »
By Todd Brown   

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 »
By Jason Gorber   
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