NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: REANIMATED

5 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 101 minutes

Even the most die-hard purist will recognize the love and talent that went into every aspect of this production. This isn’t a remake of anything. This is a Frankenstein’s beautiful monster of a movie, courtesy of more than 150 mad doctors…


Posted on October 22, 2010 by

ALL ABOUT EVIL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

“All About Evil” is an unabashed homage to groovy ghoulishness. With a starting point of Corman’s “Bucket of Blood”, “All About Evil” adds in liberal dashes of H.G. Lewis exploitation, Ted V. Mikels and just a pinch of John Waters camp…


Posted on August 7, 2010 by

BOOK OF LORE / GRAVE MISTAKES DOUBLE FEATURE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes / 85 minutes

All in all, someone seeking out “so bad it’s good” entertainment would be advised to look elsewhere, because both movies are genuinely good…


Posted on April 24, 2010 by

THE GOOD SISTERS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

“The Good Sisters” is the mature and thoughtful third feature from JimmyO and April Burril, hot on the heels of their successful cult film, “Chainsaw Sally.”There were many different routes JimmyO could have taken with this story and the easiest way out would have been sheer exploitation…


Posted on April 3, 2010 by

MIND FLESH

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes minutes

If it weren’t for the hallucinations, London cabbie Chris would consider his life boring…


Posted on March 30, 2010 by

LONDON BETTY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

“Billy’s friends were assholes, but so was he. And you stick by your friends…”


Posted on September 16, 2008 by

THE DUELING ACCOUNTANT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

An immensely enjoyable absurdist comedy, “The Dueling Accountant” tells the story of corporate business, ancient feuds, the hypocrisy of family and how your life never ends up the way you planned…


Posted on September 14, 2008 by

PRETTY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

As a culture, we put too much emphasis on the body, on the physical, which is really Quigley’s character’s only refuge. This is a short well-worth checking out…


Posted on July 19, 2008 by

RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT: SHOOTING A LOW BUDGET PICTURE

RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT: SHOOTING A LOW BUDGET PICTURE

So we’ve returned, bruised, battered and weary, perhaps wiser, from the wilds of Rochester, NY. A few months ago, Amy was recruited to take part in a new movie for Low Budget Pictures, helmed by LBP’s generalissimo, Chris Seaver. In a moment of madness, Chris asked me to take a part as well. Now, we’ve […]



Posted on June 10, 2008 by

COUP DE GRACE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

Beautifully-photographed on 35mm, “Coup De Grace” is a mannered, sometimes esoteric, deliberately-paced drama about a woman at a crossroads in her life…


Posted on June 4, 2008 by

THE LOST (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 119 minutes

Ultimately, “The Lost” is much more than the sum of its parts and is definitely worth repeated viewings if only for the remarkable depth of storytelling and use of quiet moments to underscore the louder ones…


Posted on April 10, 2008 by

RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT – 3:10 TO IDIOCY

RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT – 3:10 TO IDIOCY

I do not understand Hollywood’s love of remakes. Not in the slightest. Americanizing Japanese horror aside, where the theory is that Americans hate and loathe and fear subtitles and therefore will not sit through foreign films no matter how many long-haired scary little girls there are, so we must add white faces and subtract every […]



Posted on January 21, 2008 by

RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT: ATTACK OF THE ATHEISTS

RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT: ATTACK OF THE ATHEISTS

“Why don’t we trust readers? Why don’t we trust filmgoers? Oh, it causes me to shake my head with sorrow that such nitwits could be loose in the world.” ““ Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy. So the Catholic League is at it again. They’re calling for a sight-unseen boycott of The […]



Posted on November 29, 2007 by

ON EVERY CORNER

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2207
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 0 minutes

They’re not panhandlers—make no mistake. The street performers of Pittsburgh want to make that perfectly clear. This is their job. They stake out high-traffic corners in front of shops and on bridges and sing, play a variety of instruments, juggle, dance and generally do their best to entertain the passersby…


Posted on September 5, 2007 by

RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT: HOW I DIDN’T SPEND MY SUMMER VACATION.

RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT: HOW I DIDN’T SPEND MY SUMMER VACATION.

Since we spent our summer shooting our new movie, we haven’t had much of an opportunity to actually watch many movies, much to the chagrin of my Netflix list. The only thing that keeps depression at bay is that this summer has, for the most part, sucked for movies. I say that like it’s some […]



Posted on August 29, 2007 by

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