Quantcast
Flixist
FLIXIST - Where movie lovers blog.
DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist






Meet the Flixist Team >>   Alec Kubas-Meyer
Alec Kubas-Meyer 's blog
★ Flixist | Reviews & Features Editor ★
About
Alec Kubas-Meyer signed up for Flixist in May of 2011 as a news writer, and he never intended to write a single review. Funny, then, that he is now the site's Reviews Editor. After stumbling upon the existence of that year's New York Asian Film Festival only two days before it began (and getting very lucky that they wanted the press), he saw some movies that radically changed his worldview, and that was that. Now he is one of the most prolific reviewers on the site, greatly helped by the constant stream of screening series and film festivals around New York City. Generally speaking, the films he reviews are ones that won't make many waves in mainstream American cinema, but he feels that, bad or good, those are the films that need the coverage most of all.

He likes all kinds of movies, everything from Jason Siegel-centered romantic comedies to black-and-white Swedish arthouse movies to movies that would make the average person all but skin themselves in the shower in an attempt to get clean. Also Asian films, especially Korean films. Alec really likes Korean films, thanks in large part to that same film festival.

When not watching or writing about movies, Alec is a student at Sarah Lawrence College where he continues to search for an academic concentration. He also plays videogames, and writes about them on the internet sometimes. Usually for The Daily Beast.
Badges
Following  


Tribeca Review: Maravilla

One of the most significant differences between a documentary and a film based on a true story is that documentaries can be about things that failed. Documentaries about big events are often started during the setup, and it&r...   more

Tribeca Review: Maravilla photo

Review: Soft in the Head

Every once in a while, I see a movie that feels truly unique, and when that happens I tend to obsess over the process instead of the result. For better or worse, some films are just different, and while I definitely appreciate that difference, sometimes I really just have to wonder why. Soft in the Head is different, and I spent much of the film wondering. I never found an answer.   more

Review: Soft in the Head photo

Director Patrick Hughes thinks the US remake of The Raid is really interesting

The upcoming remake of The Raid may be kind of unnecessary, but it's happening anyway, and now director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) has let loose a few details about his next project. "We have a really, ...   more

Director Patrick Hughes thinks the US remake of The Raid is really interesting photo

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is here

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival was one of the first festivals Flixist ever covered. That was back before my time, but I was part of our coverage of the 2012 and 2013 fests, and I'm excited to be a part of it again. This year,...   more

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is here photo

Review: Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

In my mind, Lars von Trier doesn't make comedies. The only other von Trier films I've seen are the first two entries in the Depression Trilogy, Antichrist and Melancholia. I enjoyed them all in their own way, but as...   more

Review: Nymphomaniac: Vol. I photo

Review: The Raid 2: Berandal

I will admit that I have not seen every movie that has ever been made. I have not seen every action film, martial arts film, or even all of the most revered of the action and martial arts films. I’ve seen my fair share,...   more

Review: The Raid 2: Berandal photo

Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 2: The Explorers

In France, Le Transperceneige was released as three volumes: L'échappe (The Escape), in 1984; L'arpenteur (The Surveyor), in 1999; and La traversée (The Crossing), in 2000. In the space between th...   more

Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 2: The Explorers photo

Review: Guilty of Romance

I greatly enjoyed Himizu, another 2011 Sion Sono film released last week in NYC theaters, but there was something it lacked that I expected from that sort of film: sex. It had the violence (although it was definitely subdued ...   more

Review: Guilty of Romance photo

Review: Himizu

I can see why Sion Sono was drawn to Himizu. The manga, which ran from 2001 to 2002, seems like exactly the sort of thing that would appeal to the man who made Cold Fish and Suicide Club. But that's not really a com...   more

Review: Himizu photo

What did you think of the 86th Academy Awards?

Bit late this week because reasons (same ones that explain why my video quality is so terrible), but opinions never die, so whatever! Although most of us have probably already forgotten that the Oscars happened a mere 6 days...   more

What did you think of the 86th Academy Awards? photo

After the Credits: The Academy Award Gravity didn't deserve to win

I have nothing but respect for Emmanuel Lubezki. He's an excellent cinematographer who has composed some spectacular shots in his time. But I also think that his Oscar win Sunday night was misguided. Gravity, while perhaps t...   more

After the Credits: The Academy Award Gravity didn't deserve to win photo

What is your favorite Harold Ramis film?

Monday's news that Harold Ramis has passed was both shocking and extremely depressing. The kind of sadness that can only really be combated by watching a Harold Ramis film (which can in and of itself make things worse, but t...   more

What is your favorite Harold Ramis film? photo

After the Credits: Feeling bad after negative reviews

True story: Reviewing movies is not all sunshine and rainbows. Like any job, there are parts of it that really kind of suck. This week, I decided to talk about one that was particularly relevant to my life: feeling bad about...   more

After the Credits: Feeling bad after negative reviews photo

Netflix Now: Blue is the Warmest Color Edition

So here's something I didn't expect: Blue is the Warmest Color is now available on Netflix Instant. Abdellatif Kechiche's spectacular three-hour romance is being released on Blu ray and DVD by the Criterion Collection, b...   more

Netflix Now: Blue is the Warmest Color Edition photo

Review: Child's Pose

At first glance, Child's Pose is making a political statement about the class divide present in modern day Romania. The narrative of a wealthy family trying to skirt its responsibilities to a poor family is heavily charg...   more

Review: Child's Pose photo

RIP Harold Ramis (1944-2014)

When you think about classic comedy films, your thoughts will inevitably turn to Harold Ramis's filmography. The writer of Ghostbusters and Animal House and writer/director of Caddyshack and Groundhog Day (among oth...   more

RIP Harold Ramis (1944-2014) photo

What is your favorite movie remake?

In honor of the Robocop remake that I still haven't seen yet but is apparently pretty good, this week, members of the Flixist staff took to their cameras to talk about their favorite remakes. (Spoiler: nobody said Roboc...   more

What is your favorite movie remake? photo

Review: Almost Human

I've realized something important in the past year or two: I don't really like period pieces. I like watching films from other eras and seeing them as they represent their own culture and time, but I don't really like seeing ...   more

Review: Almost Human photo

After the Credits: Not caring about unlikable characters

Last week, I saw a movie I didn't like very much, but I found the fact that I didn't like it interesting. I got about halfway through writing the review when I realized that I would rather talk about it than write. Hence thi...   more

After the Credits: Not caring about unlikable characters photo

What is the worst date movie?

Happy Valentine's Day everybody! Some of you are watching this video because you have nothing else to do today, and others are terrified that they're going to show their significant other the wrong thing and end their nights...   more

What is the worst date movie? photo

Review: A Field in England

Did you know that there was an English Civil War in the middle of the 17th century? I had no idea, but apparently from 1642 to 1651, there were three sets of battles between those who followed the king and those who beli...   more

Review: A Field in England photo

First trailer for The Purge: Anarchy shows potential

It's here, the official unveiling of the sequel to the divisive political-horror film The Purge. The sequel, dubbed "Anarchy" will be leaving the wealthy suburbs to show what life is really like for those glorious 12 ho...   more

First trailer for The Purge: Anarchy shows potential photo