BEYOND VANILLA

4 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 91 minutes

Mondo lovers will find some truly ghastly “real sex” footage…


Posted on April 19, 2004 by

DAY OFF THE DEAD

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

For seven minutes, in black and white, we follow these funny’n’cute li’l computer animated skeleton people around…


Posted on April 17, 2004 by

DARTH DAYS

DARTH DAYS
1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

This comic short is a mock documentary about the “real” Darth Vader, portrayed here as a guy who played himself in the movie because he always wore the mask all the time already…


Posted on April 16, 2004 by

SOLITUDE

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

Self-trained, by watching movies, which is, of course, extremely important, but, unbacked by textbook theory, most indie filmmakers make egregious errors that they themselves are blithely unaware of…


Posted on April 16, 2004 by

THE BUSINESS

2 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 16 minutes

This short film about a passel o’ gangsters sitting around trading funny stories over drinks is so determined to stand in the shadow of “Reservoir Dogs” that Quentin Tarantino probably felt it the first time these folks screened this short for an audience…


Posted on April 13, 2004 by

SUPER BADASS (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 73 minutes

This totally if not sublimely ridiculous pile of nonsense is – yes – unbelievably funny…


Posted on April 12, 2004 by

TERRARIUM

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 83 minutes

Big words deployed in onscreen titles are misspelled. I mean, really. No one but a filmmaker’s parents has to take that kind of carelessness…


Posted on February 13, 2004 by

THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH/BABY EAT BABY

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 22 minutes

Zagar and his collaborators Nathan Caswell and Michael Reich understand, at least as well as anyone, that graphic imagery broadens the mind, as well as the possibilities of narrative discourse…


Posted on February 6, 2004 by

ON THE KILLING FLOOR

ON THE KILLING FLOOR
2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 61 minutes

None of the people we see killing animals are developed into real “characters;” they are allowed to remain ciphers, and they fade, indistinguishable, into the blood-spattered background…


Posted on January 11, 2004 by

VAMPIRE CARMILLA and GAME OF PLEASURE (DVD)

VAMPIRE CARMILLA and GAME OF PLEASURE (DVD)
2 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

It’s another example of how the genre erotica keeps getting weaker, as the independent American cinema keeps producing more and more of it…


Posted on January 10, 2004 by

INCUBUS (DVD)

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 78 minutes

Franco still lives on his own planet – it’s still the same one – and, though it may be shocking and shameful, I still feel at home there…


Posted on January 9, 2004 by

STANK TITS WEDDING VIDEO

STANK TITS WEDDING VIDEO
2 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

This eight-minute video short was made by some very stoned guys who might still be in high school…


Posted on December 24, 2003 by

HOME MOVIES BY PETER KIRBY

HOME MOVIES BY PETER KIRBY
1 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 71 minutes

The wall behind my TV was considerably more interesting than what was on it throughout the duration of this tape…


Posted on December 24, 2003 by

HIT

HIT
4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

This organized crime mockumentary, in the Spinal Tap/Guffman mode, tracks the downward spiral of the once proud Pascanelli family…


Posted on December 16, 2003 by

THE HEADHUNTER

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

If Troy McGatlin makes a couple more movies, he might find the voice he unfortunately lacks…


Posted on November 27, 2003 by

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