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Review: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

A couple weeks ago was the finale for the forty-first season of Saturday Night Live. At one point, fairly late in the show, a familiar title screen came up: "An SNL Digital Short" For people who loved everything from "Lazy Sunday" to "...

 
 
 
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The Lonely Island movie has begun filming

It's been a while since we've heard news on the Lonely Island's upcoming movie, but now that we have we're once again excited. The movie now has a title... we think. Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie may just be a moniker or it c...

 
 
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Review: Frankenstein's Army

When it's firing on all cylinders, Frankenstein's Army is a great monster movie. The creatures that appear on screen have an odd aesthetic to them: warped, fascistic, mechanized; rusty and pockmarked and necrotic; it's humanity perverted in...

 
 
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Review: Behind the Camera: Why Mr. E Went to Hollywood

As a reviewer, there's only so many, there is a constant cloud hanging over my head questioning whether or not I am just deluding myself into thinking I can about a film. I'm always asking myself if I have the knowledge or the context or ev...

 
 
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This Is Spinal Tap soundtrack getting reissued on vinyl

This Is Spinal is one of the best movies of the 1980s and one my my favorite movies of all time. It's still the grandaddy of the mockumentary genre, and I don't think it'll be topped in terms of execution or sheer quality. The soundtrack to...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Luke's Change

Did you ever think the Death Star may have blown up a little too easily? In a parody of the 9/11 conspiracy film Loose Change (complete with hilariously overbearing backing track), Graham Putnam's Luke's Change  is a short film t...

 
 
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Review: The Bay

[This review was originally posted as part of our 2012 New York Film Festival coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the wider theatrical release of the film.] Found-footage films can be tricky. In most of them, there's a single ca...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Kinshasa Kids

[For the next month, we will be covering the 50th New York Film Festival. Keep coming back to Flixist for news, features, and reviews of some of the most anticipated films on the festival circuit in 2012. Check out all of our coverage here....

 
 
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Review: A Necessary Death

On its poster, Wes Craven's 1972 film Last House on the Left used the tagline, "To avoid fainting, keep repeating, It's only a movie ... only a movie ... only a movie ..." I don't think the film is quite that intense, but as a bit of m...

 
 
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Review: One Hundred Years of Evil

It's important for a mockumentary to be believable. Real documentaries can fall back on their legitimacy if things ever take a turn for the ridiculous, but mockumentaries can't do that. The instant you question a mockumentary, it begins to ...

 
 
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Jon Stewart producing film on jailed former guest Bahari

Back in 2009, the Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari was arrested during the Iranian election protests. He was imprisoned for 118 days, with all but eleven of those days spent in solitary confinement. His experience was obviously terrifying ...

 
 
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Review: Certifiably Jonathan

If you haven't heard of Jonathan Winters, you've certainly seen his influence. While the bulk of his comedic career was in the fifties and sixties, Winters is the inspiration for many modern comedians, if not their hero. Robin Williams want...

 
 




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Frozen 2"Thawing"

 

Ford v Ferrari"Car Wars"

 

10 Minutes Gone"Regrettably forgettable"

 

Recap: The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 1)"Star Wars, but with more shooting"

 

The Shed"It's actually about the vampire inside the shed"

 

Lady and the Tramp"Wait, this isn't a cash grab?"

 

Midway"戦争はつまらない"

 

Primal"Cage v. Jaguar"

 

Official Secrets"For your eyes only"

 

Doctor Sleep"Not The Shining"

 

Red Letter Day"'You were going to kill my daughter... live on the internet!?'"

 

Terminator: Dark Fate"We're fated to get more sequels"

 

Inside Game"A different kind of whistleblower"

 

Marla"IUDEAD on arrival"

 

The Lighthouse"A twisted tale of American horror"

 

Zombieland: Double Tap"New zombies, same jokes"

 

Carmen Sandiego (Season Two)"Sins of the father"

 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"EEEEEEEEVIIIIIIIIIIIIL"

 

Trick"Give me something good to stab (and stab and stab)"

 

Metallica: S&M²"Fight Fire With Fire"

 

LFF Harriet"Be free or die"

 

Gemini Man"Does whatever a gemini can"