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Review: Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus

It's strange to think that a show like Invader Zim would still have a dedicated fanbase nearly 18 years since its initial release. Mostly I would think that its continued popularity has something to do with how hard it's hard to pin down Zi...

 
 
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Contest: Win a Blu-ray copy of cult horror classic Maniac

You'll lose your mind over this contest: Win a Blu-ray copy of Maniac: Limited Edition! It's new release Tuesday, which means we're continuing our streak of giving away great Blu-rays from our friends at MVD Entertainment. Today's rele...

 
 
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Review: Blessed Are the Children

Blessed Are the Children is a slasher flick with an intriguing hook. Imagine if the Westboro Baptist Church ghouls who gained notoriety for their vitriolic protests of abortion clinics and funerals stalk a young woman who terminated a pregn...

 
 
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Trailer for Netflix's Apostle has bloody puritanical torture

From writer and director Gareth Evans of The Raid, the first trailer for Netflix's Apostle certainly isn't wanting for violence. We have giant drills to bore into skulls and spiked rolling pins to eat up hands worse than a garbage disposal...

 
 
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Tenacious D announced a followup to the Pick of Destiny

The best band ever PERIOD, Tenacious D are currently in the sixth year of their six-year cycle of a new album release and with the imminent release of  Post-Apocalypto some more information is coming out about what the new album w...

 
 
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Review: The Endless

The Endless follows Justin and Aaron, two brothers who escaped from a cult in the California wilderness called Camp Arcadia, ten years ago. Movies centered around a cult tend to focus on the leader or its active members by relying on the i...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Endless Poetry

In what may be the final years of Alejandro Jodorowsky's life, his work has turned inward and become sentimentally personal. He's exploring his own autobiography, but retelling it in his own odd way. Jodorowsky's previous film, 2013's The D...

 
 
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Review: The Bad Batch

Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night was a sparse yet stunning debut that overflowed with languid cool. So much of Girl Walks gets by on its moody/artsy posturing, which had shades of Jim Jarmusch's early work mixed with an ...

 
 
 
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Invader Zim will return in TV movie form, meatbags!

Jhonen Vasquez was an important cultish part of my teenage years, and I can still find his creative fingerprints in my sense of humor. I loved his comics Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and Squee (these days especially the latter); there w...

 
 
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Review: David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life hits a sweet spot in terms of its release date. Lynch's feature-length debut Eraserhead has just turned 40 years old, and the new season of Twin Peaks starts in May. There's bound to be a resurgence of all thi...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Tampopo

Prior to this week, the last time I saw Juzo Itami's 1985 food comedy Tampopo was in the mid-90s. I remembered so little of the movie save for the fact that I enjoyed it. Some isolated scenes are easy to recall, though. There's an etiquette...

 
 
 
 
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NYC: Metrograph showing Willy Wonka in 35mm Labor Day weekend

If you live in New York City and can't get into the AMC screenings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this weekend, you may still get to see the movie on the big screen in the next few days. Metrograph (one of my favorite indie theate...

 
 
 
 
 
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The Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival will be on Netflix

After breaking Kickstarter records, the new cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000 has found a home. And no, I'm not talking about the Satellite of Love. They announced during San Diego Comic-Con that the MST3K revival will be on Netflix. The...

 
 
 
 
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Review: A Touch of Zen

A Touch of Zen is King Hu's masterpiece, yet unless you're patient and a bit adventurous, it may not be the best introduction to his work. Dragon Inn, his straightforward wuxia classic from 1967, might be a more palatable entry point into K...

 
 
 
 
 
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RIP Andrzej Zulawski (1940-2016)

Andrzej Zulawski, the Polish director behind cult classics such as Possession and On the Silver Globe, passed away on Wednesday. He was 75 years old. In 2012, BAMcinématek held a retrospective of Zulawski's work titled "Hysterical Ex...

 
 
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RIP Abe Vigoda (1921-2016)

Abe Vigoda, best known for his work in Barney Miller and The Godfather, passed away yesterday. He was 94 years old. While he was recognizable character actor throughout his long career, at a certain point in his life, Abe Vigoda was most fa...

 
 




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LFF Harriet"Be free or die"

 

Gemini Man"Does whatever a gemini can"

 

LFF The Aeronauts"Reach for the sky"

 

NYFF Saturday Fiction"Life during wartime"

 

The Addams Family"Just be yourself (but not too much!)"

 

Parasite"Class mobility is a lie"

 

Lucky Day"Luck's run out"

 

LFF Knives Out"Whodounut"

 

LFF Bad Education"Ain't misbehavin"

 

NYFF The Whistlers"Whistling away the jail days"

 

LFF Marriage Story"Romcom in reverse"

 

LFF The Report"Democracy under scrutiny"

 

Preacher (Season 4)"The Messiah will dance!"

 

LFF The King"High drama"

 

LFF Jojo Rabbit"Ja Hitler!"

 

LFF Hope Gap"Deficient"

 

LFF Lucky Grandma"You'll never look at your grandma in the same way again"

 

LFF Waves"Ripple effect"

 

First Love"Tough love"

 

The Spy"What would you do for your country?"

 

Joker"Ha. Ha. Ha?"

 

NYFF The Irishman"Martin Scorsese's greatest hits also feels like a long goodbye"

 

Killer Sofa"Give 'em the chair!"

 
 
 
 
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