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WTH Just Happened?: House

WTH Just Happened?: House


“For all of its oddities, grotesqueries and eccentricities, the single strangest thing about Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House (Hausu) is probably its heritage. How does a legendary studio like Toho commission a film to capitalize on the success of Jawsand wind up with a haunted house flick? Forget the fact that House shares practically zero DNA with … Continue reading

WTH Just Happened?: ‘Where is Mama’s Boy?’

WTH Just Happened?: ‘Where is Mama’s Boy?’


“Ever blind-watched a movie just because you recognized its supporting cast? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Hey, I know this person from the secondary roles they’ve played in internationally prominent films!” and used that as justification to check out the random, obscure titles they spend most of their timing slumming it in? If so, … Continue reading

Review: Deathgasm, 2015, dir. Jason Lei Howden

Review: Deathgasm, 2015, dir. Jason Lei Howden


“It’s best to think of Jason Lei Howden’s Deathgasm as the spiritual kin of Brendon Small’s great Adult Swim seriesMetalocalypse. They’re both gleefully over-the-top odes to all things metal—from the music to its ethos and iconography. Metalocalypse ran from 2006 to 2012 before capping off with a one-hour rock opera in 2013 and focused on … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Episode 2.07, “Lockdown”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Episode 2.07, “Lockdown”


“Brooklyn Nine-Nine has really been whiffing on its holiday episodes this season; first it was “Halloween II,” now it’s “Lockdown.” These episodes suffer from the exact same storytelling problems, both superficial and fundamental. Neither manage to outdo their predecessors from yesteryear, but in all honesty that’s not a huge issue—if either managed to just be … Continue reading

Review: Cyrus, 2010, dir. Jay and Mark Duplass

Review: Cyrus, 2010, dir. Jay and Mark Duplass


Can we really associate mumblecore to indie filmmaking any longer and remain completely honest after 2010’s Cyrus? While the movement-essential Duplass brothers, Mark and Jay, don’t relinquish the personality and character of the cinema that they champion, they do work with a cast that strikes a watermark far, far above what past entries in their … Continue reading

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Episodes 4-5

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Episodes 4-5


(In which I talk of Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things and The Wolf and the Lion.) Well, things are picking up quite nicely in the enthralling political and social dramas unfolding in Westeros and the lands across the Narrow Sea, aren’t they? As I said in the last installment, Game of Thrones‘ first few episodes … Continue reading

Movies That Matter: Ichi the Killer

Movies That Matter: Ichi the Killer


I never said that this series would be pretty, did I? I’m sure that someone out there is questioning what kind of person I must be for a movie like Ichi the Killer to be a defining and important part of my growth as a cineaste, which, I suppose, is fair enough to ask even … Continue reading