THE INTERVIEW BIZARRE: 6 QUESTIONS FOR 7 FILMMAKERS

“THE THEATRE BIZARRE” IS CURRENTLY IN LIMITED RELEASE! As I was writing my questions for “The Theatre Bizarre” filmmakers, it occurred to me that I was very interested in what each of them thought about the Grand Guignol itself…



Posted on February 1, 2012 by

THE THEATRE BIZARRE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASED! The filmmakers of each segment didn’t just toss gore and entrails around in some lame attempt to shock. They thought about their work long and hard, and then they raped our brain…


Posted on January 27, 2012 by

REFLECTIONS IN THE FUNHOUSE MIRROR: A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT MORGAN

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILMMAKER! I’ve made it no secret that I think Robert Morgan is one of the best independent filmmakers working today. This isn’t empty flattery either. His entire oeuvre, in my opinion, is never less than excellent, or at the very least I feel that you’ll never feel cheated watching one of his films…



Posted on January 20, 2012 by

LOVE

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

2011 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! The film is a grand epitaph to the human race and everything beautiful that sprung from it…


Posted on July 31, 2011 by

THE REEF

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 94 minutes

2011 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! I feel that there’s a distinct difference between a movie that I like and a movie that is good. The Reef could serve as a perfect example of a movie I think is very well made, while not liking it one damn bit…


Posted on July 28, 2011 by

RED STATE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

2011 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT FILM! The story is chopped and channeled like a hot rod of prose. It’s genuinely masterful in its ability to cut out all the fat and gristle and get to the point as fast and efficiently as possible…


Posted on July 25, 2011 by

THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

2011 FANTASIA FILM FEST SELECTION! Who is Stumpy Sam? Why, only the rock-and-rollingest, deformed maniac prowling the woods this side of Crystal Lake!


Posted on July 24, 2011 by

RETREAT

3 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

Deadly viruses, crazed military people, Cillian Murphy, England… Anyone else getting the feeling that we’ve all seen this before somewhere?


Posted on July 23, 2011 by

ANOTHER EARTH

5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 92 minutes

2011 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! The very last scene before the fade to black is so utterly haunting that I don’t think I’ve ever felt my breath taken away like that before. It was perfect, in fact just about everything in this movie is…


Posted on July 19, 2011 by

JEREMY KNOX’S SUPER FANTASTIC 2011 FANTASIA FEST TRAILER REVIEW EXTRAVAGANZA

Every year I like to kick off the festival by writing a compilation of all the movies I think I’d like and will try to watch when I go. Sometimes I don’t get a chance to see all of them, usually for alcohol related reasons, but I try to catch as many as I can…



Posted on July 12, 2011 by

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

“Hobo with a Shotgun” manages to be like a one and a half hour version of its own trailer. Not only is it good, but it miraculously retains the same look, mood and feel from beginning to end…


Posted on April 7, 2011 by

RETURN TO BABYLON

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 70 minutes

Hollywood hides its ghosts better than anyone else, but that doesn’t mean they’re not out there rattling around in their unquiet graves…


Posted on March 28, 2011 by

LEMMY

5 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 123 minutes

This is a fast paced, funny romp through Lemmy’s day-to-day life. Even if you’re not a fan of “Motorhead,” or heavy metal for that matter, this will be enjoyable because so much of it has the rhythm and timing of comedy…


Posted on October 9, 2010 by

BEATING HEARTS

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 11 minutes

Matthew Garrett’s short film “Beating Hearts” reminds me a little bit of Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” or Hemmingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants.” Both are stories that seem, on a superficial level, not to have much of a story at all, but it’s in the omissions that lurk all their secrets…


Posted on September 5, 2010 by

INTO ETERNITY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

…the film transforms itself from a documentary about nuclear disposal into a science fiction movie taking place in the present…


Posted on August 16, 2010 by

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