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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 (and Features) 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 can be found making them amateurish-ly. He also plays videogames, and writes about them on the internet sometimes, usually for The Daily Beast.
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12:00 PM on 10.17.2014

Interview: Adam Saunders, producer and CEO of Footprint Features

The role of a producer has always been kind of opaque to me. I just fundamentally get what directors do, cinematographers do, writers, etc., but "Producer" is such a broad term and encompasses so many things. For that reasons...

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4:00 PM on 10.16.2014

Review: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

You should see Birdman. In fact, you need to see Birdman. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film is something truly special, and were it not for the fact that Boyhood finally saw its release, it would u...

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2:00 PM on 10.15.2014

NYFF Review: Inherent Vice

I’m not educated enough to have an intelligent conversation about Inherent Vice. I’m smart enough, but to seriously wrestle with what Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s book is tryin...

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1:00 PM on 10.12.2014

NYCC: Cosplay photos from the floor

If you live in New York, you're probably used to walking pretty quickly to get from points A to B. This makes being in a packed convention center like the Javitz Center during the increasingly popular New York Comic Con absol...

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10:30 AM on 10.12.2014

NYCC: So... someone made "sexy" female Freddy vs. Jason figurines

You know what I've never once thought? "There should be female versions of Freddie Krueger and Jason Vorhees!" And even if I had, I certainly wouldn't have followed that thought with, "Let's put them in skimpy outfits and sex...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

5:00 PM on 10.10.2014

Review: Whiplash

I thought the good folks over at the NYFF were kidding when they described Whiplash as "Full Metal Jacket at Julliard." I've been burned by their film descriptions before, so I couldn't trust something that just sou...

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6:00 PM on 10.08.2014

Dark Side of the Sun film series playing at New York's Japan Society

New York's Japan Society is awesome. I love the annual Japan Cuts film festival, and while it's definitely their biggest film-related event, there's a lot of other cool film-related (and not film-related) stuff that goes on t...

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6:00 PM on 10.06.2014

Flixist Discusses: An analysis of David Fincher's Gone Girl (Part 2)

Welcome to part two of our two-part discussion of David Fincher's Gone Girl. If you missed part one, I highly recommend checking it out. This is a direct continuation of the dialogue that special guest Hubert Vigilla and I ha...

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8:00 PM on 10.03.2014

Flixist Discusses: An analysis of David Fincher's Gone Girl (Part 1)

David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl is The Big Thing right now, and rightly so. It's a great film, and it's one that deserves to be considered in depth. Given how significant the narrative curveballs ...

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10:00 AM on 10.03.2014

Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl is the book of the moment. Much as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was The Big Thing when David Fincher adapted it for US screens, Gillian Flynn's novel seems to be ubiquitous. Everyone is reading it and t...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

10:00 AM on 09.26.2014

The 52nd New York Film Festival is upon us

Hello everyone. It's festival time again! The 52nd New York Film Festival kicks off tonight with the world premiere of David Fincher's Gone Girl, and continues through October 12th, closing with Alejandro González I&nt...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

2:00 PM on 09.25.2014

How I did Kickstarter: Deciding on the rewards

Each of these posts have made reference to how important any given aspect of the Kickstarter project is. The pitch text is the most important, but so is the video! And also the goal. And while all of that is true, none of it ...

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4:00 PM on 09.19.2014

How I did Kickstarter: Making the pitch video

While I would say that the written pitch is probably the most important part of a Kickstarter project, the video is definitely the face of it. And it’s also vital. While you aren’t required to have a pitch video,...

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11:00 AM on 09.14.2014

Review: The Pirates

Every so often, a film comes along that completely shatters your expectations. You think you've got it figured out and then it throws a curveball. Then another. Then five more. Soon you realize you can't figure the film out a...

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5:00 PM on 09.12.2014

How I did Kickstarter: Writing the pitch

When you go to a Kickstarter page, what's the first thing you do? I always read (or at least skim) the text of their pitch. If it looks interesting, I'll read through it properly. If not, I'm not going to back it. If I see th...

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12:00 PM on 09.08.2014

How I did Kickstarter: Avoiding content-specific stretch goals

Another few days, another few backers. Seriously, this is one of the most stressful things I've ever done in my life, and I can't even imagine what it would be like on a larger scale. In the grand scheme of things, $3,500 is ...

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12:00 PM on 09.05.2014

How I did Kickstarter: Choosing a goal (and considering stretches)

We're now a week into our Kickstarter, and it's been pretty crazy. As of this writing, we've made more than one-third of our goal, which is fantastic. If we can keep up this momentum during the lull that always befalls projec...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

11:00 AM on 09.03.2014

Netflix Now: Joseph Khan's Detention Edition

Here's a partially true fact about me: If someone wants to be my friend, they have to watch Joseph Khan's Detention. If I spend any amount of time with a person and they haven't seen it, I hound them about it until they ...

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9:00 AM on 09.03.2014

Nick Cave performing in NYC for special screening on 20,000 Days on Earth

Are you a Nick Cave fan? Do you live in or around New York City? Then you need to mark September 20th on your calendar, because whatever you might have been doing that day is less important than what you will be doing now. To...

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2:00 PM on 09.01.2014

How I did Kickstarter: Five things I wish I knew before starting

My friend and I launched our Kickstarter four days ago. A lot has happened since then, some behind the scenes and some exceedingly public. Through all of that, a few lovely people (primarily friends and family) have already h...

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1:00 PM on 08.31.2014

Review: Kundo: Age of the Rampant

When I decide to watch a movie, it is usually based on two thing: Whether or not the press picture implies some kind of action. The runtime. While there's obviously some leeway on the first one, once a movie pushes past the...

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4:00 PM on 08.29.2014

I'm Kickstarting a short film, and you're coming with me

Sometimes a particularly scathing review is met with some version of "Oh yeah? Let's see you do better." While I don't think it's a valid non-argument, it's an interesting thought. But if you have ever felt that way after re...

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