Church of the SubGenius Documentary Will Provide You Slack!

Soy Nero

Monogamish

Blade Runner 2049

Assholes

Norman Pinski Come Home

In the Podcast: Variety!

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Patient 62

Let’s Play Two

Church of the SubGenius Documentary Will Provide You Slack!

Have you always been angling for SLACK? Are you in the know?  Does the name Ivan P. Stang strike a chord? Perhaps something you remembered from a dream, or dreamed that you remembered?  Have you heard the good news from J.R. “Bob” Dobbs? If this sounds like you, you’re going to enjoy this little side … Continued

Soy Nero

Iranian-born helmer based in Paris, Rafi Pitts (It’s Winter, The Hunter), couldn’t have chosen a more scalding topic for his new drama, Soy Nero, than the Mexico-US immigration entanglement. The story was co-written with the Romanian Razvan Radulescu, the creative mind behind movies such as The Death of Mr. Lazarescu and Child’s Pose, and sought … Continued

Monogamish

If you don’t think Dan Savage is one of the most awesome people in the world, well, then you’re wrong. He is. If you just said “Who is Dan Savage?” then listen up.   Filmmaker Tao Ruspoli was so distraught after his divorce that he went into pilgrim/seeker mode questioning monogamous pair bonding and set … Continued

Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 is everything you want it to be and nothing you don’t. It encapsulates and resonates with what went before while taking the narrative in a new direction. It organically emerges from Blade Runner. In 1982 we were just embarking on a golden age of film Science Fiction though we did … Continued

Assholes

I’ll just say it. Assholes is a vile, disgusting movie. This genre of gross-out movies get its kicks from splashing the most horrifying images on screen and calling it art. Writer/director Peter Vack brilliantly creates a film loaded with disgusting images and makes it make sense. Assholes’ premise is simple. Take the word, “asshole” and … Continued

Norman Pinski Come Home

The universe is riddled with many unanswered questions. Most pressing is what if Frankenstein’s monster was a young man raised in a nice Jewish home? The answer you seek comes in the form of Aaron Rudelson’s short film, Norman Pinski Come Home. The film centers on Howard and Louise Pinski (Ray Iannicelli and Elaine Bromka) … Continued

In the Podcast: Variety!

It’s a hodgepodge of movie talk this week on Film Threat! Will Star Trek: Discovery boldly take the franchise to new and exciting places? Is Annabelle: Creation an overlooked horror classic? Who knew Eddie Vedder loved baseball so much? We go deep into Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! and learn our Punk Rock history with Turn It … Continued

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The name Andrzej Wajda assuredly brings good memories to the most attentive cinephiles because the celebrated Polish filmmaker, who left us last year at the age of 90, was the one responsible for masterpieces such as the 50’s war trilogy A Generation, Kanal, and Ashes and Diamonds, and some wise proletariat observations such as Man … Continued

Patient 62

Recently I’ve been under a tiny bit of fire over one of my reviews for a low-budget indie project. Without naming any names and pointing any fingers at a whiny Australian filmmaker who got his feelings hurt over my mean review, I want to make something perfectly clear; I hate giving bad reviews to independent … Continued

Let’s Play Two

Let’s Play Two is a strange documentary featuring the band Pearl Jam. I went into it blind thinking it was just going to be another music documentary about a band I love, but almost immediately it sets itself apart. It’s one part artful concert film and one part love letter to baseball and the history … Continued