Sordid Cinema #94: ‘It Follows’

Sordid Cinema #94: ‘It Follows’

  After taking a few weeks off, we are back to discuss a stylish indie thriller that has been getting universal praise from critics world-wide. The terror in David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows…

TriBeCa Diary, The Home Stretch: Sad Arnold

TriBeCa Diary, The Home Stretch: Sad Arnold

Although your humble correspondent missed three days of TriBeCa films in a row due to a back injury, there was no way he could miss Maggie. Director Henry Hobson was able to attract…

SOS This Week Podcast #5: The State of Women in Film

SOS This Week Podcast #5: The State of Women in Film

Plus: 'Rogue One', Animated Spider-Man, and Robin Hood

For the fifth episode of SOS This Week, we’re taking over the Sound on Sight Podcast iTunes feed. If you currently subscribe to that podcast, our new podcast should now appear in that feed,…

Damn Good Podcast – Twin Peaks S01E03: Rest in Pain

Damn Good Podcast – Twin Peaks S01E03: Rest in Pain

It’s Laura Palmer’s funeral, and of course Leland has to ruin this too! Not, of course, before Snake and The Bobber throw down against Broody McBroodsalot. We discuss in this episode how there…


SFIFF58 2015: ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ is as multifaceted as its subject

SFIFF58 2015: ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ is as multifaceted as its subject

58th San Francisco International Film Festival

“Why did strangers weep for Steve Jobs?” asks prolific documentarian Alex Gibney in his latest project Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, which seeks to understand the public’s curious affinity for the…

TriBeCa Diary, The Home Stretch: Sad Arnold

TriBeCa Diary, The Home Stretch: Sad Arnold

Although your humble correspondent missed three days of TriBeCa films in a row due to a back injury, there was no way he could miss Maggie. Director Henry Hobson was able to attract…

Vincenzo Natali’s ‘Nothing’ is about the dangerous power of social structures

Vincenzo Natali’s ‘Nothing’ is about the dangerous power of social structures

If Cube (1997) was writer-director Vincenzo Natali's crack at a gruesome, Sartre/Kafka-tinged Twilight Zone episode, then his 2003 film Nothing is his take on the Theatre of the Absurd, a stripped-down character study…

‘Ginger Snaps’, ‘It Follows’, and the Horror of Adolescence

‘Ginger Snaps’, ‘It Follows’, and the Horror of Adolescence

It Follows, this year’s genre film of choice for mainstream critics, has been compared to many films. With its indeterminately-retro vibe, well-executed tracking shots, and melodic yet creepy score, it hearkens back to…


Orphan Black, Ep. 3.02, “Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis” takes a step in the right direction

Orphan Black, Ep. 3.02, “Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis” takes a step in the right direction

After the underwhelming season three premiere, “Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis" is encouraging, moving what appears to be the crucial arc for the season, the introduction of Project Castor and the CastorClones, towards more…

Television that Home Video Forgot: Do Over (2002)

Television that Home Video Forgot: Do Over (2002)

Excavating through the vastness of television history to feature programs from broadcast past that were critically maligned and/or lost on the way to home video.…

Louie, Ep. 5.03: “Cop Story” examines male insecurity, served up two ways

Louie, Ep. 5.03: “Cop Story” examines male insecurity, served up two ways

A familiar but engaging episode features a perfectly-cast Michael Rapaport as an overbearing, insecure cop from Louie's past.…

Arrow, Ep. 3.20: “The Fallen” crumbles under the weight of its own absurdities

Arrow, Ep. 3.20: “The Fallen” crumbles under the weight of its own absurdities

On some level, I've got to admire Arrow's audacity this season. They've really carved themselves out a monumental task, attempting to juggle all these different dramatic balls at the same time - and…


SFIFF58 2015: ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ is as multifaceted as its subject

SFIFF58 2015: ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ is as multifaceted as its subject

58th San Francisco International Film Festival

“Why did strangers weep for Steve Jobs?” asks prolific documentarian Alex Gibney in his latest project Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, which seeks to understand the public’s curious affinity for the…

TriBeCa Diary, The Home Stretch: Sad Arnold

TriBeCa Diary, The Home Stretch: Sad Arnold

Although your humble correspondent missed three days of TriBeCa films in a row due to a back injury, there was no way he could miss Maggie. Director Henry Hobson was able to attract…

Cannes ’15 completes lineup with Gaspar Noé’s ‘Love’

Cannes ’15 completes lineup with Gaspar Noé’s ‘Love’

The Cannes 2015 lineup wasn’t done quite yet. Today, several films were added to the Un Certain Regard and In Competition categories, bringing the final, completed lineups of each up to 19 films. Chief…

Tribeca 2015: ‘Man Up’ Fails to Woman Up

Tribeca 2015: ‘Man Up’ Fails to Woman Up

At 34, Nancy (Londoner-accented Lake Bell) is a flakey journalist on the reluctant look for love at the pestering of friends and family. Through a case of mistaken identity hinging on a self-help…


Sordid Cinema #94: ‘It Follows’

Sordid Cinema #94: ‘It Follows’

  After taking a few weeks off, we are back to discuss a stylish indie thriller that has been getting universal praise from critics world-wide. The terror in David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows…

Sketchy Episode 168 – ‘Big Hero 6′

Sketchy Episode 168 – ‘Big Hero 6′

Several months after it won the Oscar for “Best Animated Feature,” Sketchy finally decides to discuss “Big Hero 6.” Featuring the voice talents of Scott Adsit (from 30 Rock), T.J. Miller (from everywhere),…

SOS This Week Podcast #5: The State of Women in Film

SOS This Week Podcast #5: The State of Women in Film

Plus: 'Rogue One', Animated Spider-Man, and Robin Hood

For the fifth episode of SOS This Week, we’re taking over the Sound on Sight Podcast iTunes feed. If you currently subscribe to that podcast, our new podcast should now appear in that feed,…

Damn Good Podcast – Twin Peaks S01E03: Rest in Pain

Damn Good Podcast – Twin Peaks S01E03: Rest in Pain

It’s Laura Palmer’s funeral, and of course Leland has to ruin this too! Not, of course, before Snake and The Bobber throw down against Broody McBroodsalot. We discuss in this episode how there…


‘Star Wars’ takes a breath with issue #4

‘Star Wars’ takes a breath with issue #4

Following the series' initial, action-packed story arc, Jason Aaron and John Cassaday settle in for a relatively quiet fourth issue. This is a breath-taking issue, a chance for the creators to focus on…

A Tribute to the Late Hulk Artist Herb Trimpe

A Tribute to the Late Hulk Artist Herb Trimpe

Over the past week, the global comic community once again came together to pay tribute to artist Herb Trimpe, who sadly passed away at age 75. As a fan of the Incredible Hulk,…

‘Divinity’ #3 is a tense, reality bending crescendo

‘Divinity’ #3 is a tense, reality bending crescendo

Although Valiant has only released three issues of Divinity to date, and will conclude upon the fourth and final issue, it is pretty safe to say that this mini-series deserves to be in…

‘Terrible Lizard': stomp around

‘Terrible Lizard': stomp around

Terrible Lizard #1 – #5 Written by Cullen Bunn Art by Drew Moss Colors by Ryan Hill Published by Oni Press Let it not be said that Cullen Bunn does not have his…


You can pick up a PS4 for £290 in the UK right now

You can pick up a PS4 for £290 in the UK right now

  If you’ve not picked up a current-gen console yet and you’ve got £290 sat in your wallet getting bored, now might be the time to treat yourself. While PlayStation’s UK Twitter revealed that…

‘Bit.Trip.Runner’ and The Odyssey: The Failure Chronicles, Vol. 1

‘Bit.Trip.Runner’ and The Odyssey: The Failure Chronicles, Vol. 1

Indie Express

As a hardcore gamer, I obviously have a pretty high opinion of myself when it comes to the realm of gaming. I have masochistically forced myself through many a brutally difficult adventure, and…

‘Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest’ is the anti-thesis of a heroic adventure

‘Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest’ is the anti-thesis of a heroic adventure

Legendary Journeys

Adventure is often written as a metaphor for idealistic youth, where anything is possible and conquering the world seems an inevitability. From whiny Luke Skywalker to sleepy-headed Link, the departure from the comfort…

Weekly news roundup: ‘Star Wars Battlefront,’ ‘Guitar Hero Live,’ and more

Weekly news roundup: ‘Star Wars Battlefront,’ ‘Guitar Hero Live,’ and more

Press that pause button and stretch those fingers. It’s time to roundup this weeks gaming news and find out what we missed when we stepped away from the internet. This week Star Wars…


Sex, Politics, and Socialized Medicine – The Films of Denys Arcand

Sex, Politics, and Socialized Medicine – The Films of Denys Arcand

Every generation believes that the generation to follow it, and possibly the generation to precede it, will, or already has, led to the deterioration of civilization. In Denys Arcand’s 2003 film The Barbarian…

New on Video: ‘Odd Man Out’

New on Video: ‘Odd Man Out’

Directed by Carol Reed and presented by the legendary J. Arthur Rank, Odd Man Out is one of the pinnacle achievements in post-war British cinema. …

Canadian Cult Cinema: The Overlooked & Underrated

Canadian Cult Cinema: The Overlooked & Underrated

You love the horror, suspense thriller, action and science fiction films that make up the world of Canadian cult cinema affectionately known as Canuxploitation. You’ve watched the entire David Cronenberg genre filmography (if…

‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare’ is the King of Metalsploitation

‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare’ is the King of Metalsploitation

The first scene plays out like an anti-thesis to the satanic and heavy metal antics that the film devotes itself too. The setup is quaint. A young father happily shaves his face. A…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sordid Cinema #94: ‘It Follows’

Sordid Cinema #94: ‘It Follows'

  After taking a few weeks off, we are back to discuss a stylish indie thriller that has been getting…

Televerse

The Televerse #190- Daredevil S1 with Kyle Anderson

The Televerse #190- Daredevil S1 with Kyle Anderson

April’s embarrassment of TV riches continues this week, making for another long podcast. First up are the comedies, including a…

SOS This Week

SOS This Week Podcast #5: The State of Women in Film

SOS This Week Podcast #5: The State of Women in Film

For the fifth episode of SOS This Week, we’re taking over the Sound on Sight Podcast iTunes feed. If you…

NonCompliant

NonCompliant #6 “Sabrina vs. Predator”

NonCompliant #6 "Sabrina vs. Predator"

Katy Rex returns to NonCompliant as we discuss the new horror tinged take on Sabrina, the surprising feminist themes of…

NXpress: Nintendo Podcast

NXpress #4: ‘Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows’ with David D’Angelo of Yacht Club Games

NXpress #4: 'Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows' with David D'Angelo of Yacht Club Games

This week, David D’Angelo, programmer of Shovel Knight joins us to discuss the video game industry as well as the…

Open Source

Open Source #19: The Xbox That Might’ve Been

Open Source #19: The Xbox That Might've Been

The Open Source crew look back at Microsoft’s original plan for the launch of the first Xbox – giving it…

Under the Hood

Under the Hood #9: “Even God Doesn’t Know What to Make of You”

Under the Hood #9: "Even God Doesn't Know What to Make of You"

It's the second-to-last Under the Hood of the season, but Banshee doesn't believe in calms before storms.…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 69: “Conquer”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 69: "Conquer"

From start to finish, the episode, aptly titled “Conquer” was a surprising conclusion to what many are calling the best…

Game Of Thrones Podcast

Game of Thrones Podcast #31: “The House of Black and White”

Game of Thrones Podcast #31: “The House of Black and White"

The second episode of the fifth season of Game of Thrones titled “The House of Black and White,” found ample…