MACHINES OF LOVE AND HATE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 81 minutes

Throw in an affair between the drifter and the daughter, a less than wholesome relationship between the husband and wife, mysterious scars, voyeurism, bizarre sex, medical experiments, nudity, blood and a dark past that may tie them all together and what you have is one hell of a film…


Posted on June 23, 2003 by

MAN BITES DOG (DVD)

5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

It is one of those great, weird films that you will enjoy showing to friends and loved ones just to see how they react…


Posted on March 6, 2003 by

DOWN BY LAW (DVD)

5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 107 minutes

“Down By Law” is a seminal film of the American independent movement and a must have for fans of Jarmusch…


Posted on February 20, 2003 by

GOOD TIDINGS

GOOD TIDINGS
4 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 19 minutes

A 2002 LONG ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM EXPO REVIEW! It is
certainly refreshing to see a filmmaker with his own
voice and talent not give in to the temptation to be
gimmicky…


Posted on September 20, 2002 by

COX’D AND LOADED: AN ALEX COX INTERVIEW

The tag of “independent” filmmaker has become more a name brand in recent years than anything truly meaningful. Alex Cox, the director of such legendary films as “Repo Man,” “Sid & Nancy” and “Straight to Hell,” is living proof that truly independent-minded cinema is not dead yet. Cox continues to make his own brand of quirky, often subversive but always interesting cinema…



Posted on September 9, 2002 by

TED DEMME (1964-2002)

Director Ted Demme (age 37) is dead. He was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center in full cardiac arrest after collapsing following a celebrity basketball game…



Posted on January 14, 2002 by

THAT DARN PUNK

3 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

Who doesn’t love a punk? Who doesn’t love movies? Hence, who wouldn’t love a punk movie made by punks, starring punks with an all-star punk soundtrack?


Posted on July 24, 2001 by

MANNING ON MANNING

THE LATEST INSTALLMENT IN FILM THREAT’S INVESTIGATION INTO SONY’S PHONY FILM CRITIC DAVID MANNING. In light of the recent revelation by Sony Pictures that David Manning, “Film Critic” for the Ridgefield Press, was indeed a creation of their advertising department, Film Threat’s ever-diligent researchers have unearthed several more quotes by this controversial writer…



Posted on June 8, 2001 by

SUNDANCE AND CRITERION TEAM UP

Coming to a television near you – The Sundance Channel and The Criterion Collection are combining their sizable cinematic clout for a televised festival of some of the greatest films ever made…



Posted on June 4, 2001 by

COX’D AND LOADED: AN ALEX COX INTERVIEW (part 2)

TK



Posted on May 26, 2001 by

COX’D AND LOADED: AN ALEX COX INTERVIEW (part 3)

TK



Posted on May 25, 2001 by

SPARTACUS (Criterion Special Edition DVD)

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 1960
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 0 minutes

DVD REVIEW! All said “Spartacus” was then and still remains granddaddy and reigning king of gladiator flicks…


Posted on May 2, 2001 by

MONA LISA (CRITERION SPECIAL EDITION DVD)

5 Stars
Year Released: 1985
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 104 minutes

DVD REVIEW! “Neil’s image of London… was London seen through the eyes of an Irish poet…”


Posted on April 3, 2001 by

A CONVERSATION WITH MAVERICK FILMMAKER JOSEPH STRICK

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW! Many filmmakers can feign independence but few can lay claim to such a do what you like career as that of director Joseph Strick. With a filmography spanning forty-plus years (including an Oscar for best documentary and a nomination for Best Screenplay) and at the age of seventy seven, Strick continues to operate well outside the Hollywood system making films on his own terms…



Posted on March 31, 2001 by

JERRY LEWIS’ “THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED” REVEALED! (part II)

PART TWO OF FILM THREAT’S FANTASTIC EXCLUSIVE! Perhaps it sounded like a good idea at the time – “The ‘Nutty Professor’ Does Auschwitz”? Sometime around 1972, Jerry Lewis embarked on a most bizarre, and many would argue, questionable film project. The film in question is, of course, the now notorious and largely unseen “The Day the Clown Cried,” a film about, of all things, a concentration camp clown whose job it is to lead children into the ovens…



Posted on March 23, 2001 by

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