The Genius behind the Toilet Paper: the films of Chang Hyung-yun

The Genius behind the Toilet Paper: the films of Chang Hyung-yun

Korean animator and director, Chang Hyung-yun has mastered the rare feat of balancing on the line between insanity and genius. He’s natural orientation along this difficult precipice allows him not just to walk…

Taking notice of the truly exceptional sonic wizardry of ‘Love & Mercy’

Taking notice of the truly exceptional sonic wizardry of ‘Love & Mercy’

Sound has been an essential part of filmmaking for nearly ninety years, yet is the art and the craft of sound mixing and sound editing is not especially appreciated by modern cinephiles, including…

True Detective, Ep. 2.03, “Maybe Tomorrow”: Driving, talking, very little police work

True Detective, Ep. 2.03, “Maybe Tomorrow”: Driving, talking, very little police work

By far the worst thing about this week's third episode of True Detective's second season is that it feels mostly inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. Not that it is entirely clear…

Penny Dreadful, Ep. 2.10, “And They Were Enemies” walks alone

Penny Dreadful, Ep. 2.10, “And They Were Enemies” walks alone

Penny Dreadful concludes its second season with one of its most emotionally wrought episodes in memory. There is no victory here for our monstrous players, and worst of all, they find themselves alone.…


The Genius behind the Toilet Paper: the films of Chang Hyung-yun

The Genius behind the Toilet Paper: the films of Chang Hyung-yun

Korean animator and director, Chang Hyung-yun has mastered the rare feat of balancing on the line between insanity and genius. He’s natural orientation along this difficult precipice allows him not just to walk…

Schwarzenegger can’t save ‘Terminator Genisys’ from boring fate

Schwarzenegger can’t save ‘Terminator Genisys’ from boring fate

Despite some top-notch special effects and nostalgic callbacks, there’s a serious lack of fun and adventure in 'Terminator Genisys.' It seems that fate has finally caught up to this dilapidated franchise.…

‘Magic Mike XXL’ will make you laugh until your chiseled abs hurt

‘Magic Mike XXL’ will make you laugh until your chiseled abs hurt

'Magic Mike XXL' is a thoroughly entertaining trifle that doesn’t have a malicious bone in its perfectly-sculpted body. Director Gregory Jacobs serves up a hilarious slice of All-American beefcake that puts a smile…

We Will Leave Someday: Jia Zhang-ke’s Westward, or Eastward Departure

We Will Leave Someday: Jia Zhang-ke’s Westward, or Eastward Departure

The entwined subjects of time passing and landscapes changing have always been synonymous with the work of Chinese director Jia Zhang-ke; his latest feature, Mountains May Depart, expands these ideas to a point that exists…


True Detective, Ep. 2.03, “Maybe Tomorrow”: Driving, talking, very little police work

True Detective, Ep. 2.03, “Maybe Tomorrow”: Driving, talking, very little police work

By far the worst thing about this week's third episode of True Detective's second season is that it feels mostly inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. Not that it is entirely clear…

Penny Dreadful, Ep. 2.10, “And They Were Enemies” walks alone

Penny Dreadful, Ep. 2.10, “And They Were Enemies” walks alone

Penny Dreadful concludes its second season with one of its most emotionally wrought episodes in memory. There is no victory here for our monstrous players, and worst of all, they find themselves alone.…

Humans, Ep 1.02: “Episode Two” develops storylines, with mixed results

Humans, Ep 1.02: “Episode Two” develops storylines, with mixed results

Dr. Millican's storyline opens up another way in which synth consciousness would alter their functions, while Laura takes steps to remedy her unease about Anita in an episode that further builds the show's…

KCC: Reitzell embraces distortion, homage in standout score to Hannibal, Ep. 3.05, “Contorno”

KCC: Reitzell embraces distortion, homage in standout score to Hannibal, Ep. 3.05, “Contorno”

The wonderful use of the La gazza ladra overture in this episode is a reference to A Clockwork Orange, in which the main character attacks two compatriots to the strains of this overture,…


The good, the bad. My first trip to Montreal Comiccon was a smashing success

The good, the bad. My first trip to Montreal Comiccon was a smashing success

The 7th annual Montreal Comiccon, was held at the Palais des Congrès this past weekend and for the first time in seven years, I was able to attend the event. Past Cons were…

Dispatch from the LA Film Festival 2015: ‘Crumbs’

Dispatch from the LA Film Festival 2015: ‘Crumbs’

It’s not clear what’s going on at the start of Crumbs, except for the info imparted via opening titles, that we are in some sort of post-apocalyptic world, where mankind has lost the…

Dispatch from the LA Film Festival 2015: ‘The Vanished Elephant (El elefante desaparecido)’

Dispatch from the LA Film Festival 2015: ‘The Vanished Elephant (El elefante desaparecido)’

From the very opening, we are warned that this is a film of doubling and illusion. A car slowly pulls up and to a stop in a nighttime Lima street, but we gradually…

Dispatch from the LA Film Fest 2015: ‘Jimmy’s Hall’

Dispatch from the LA Film Fest 2015: ‘Jimmy’s Hall’

After the foolish fondness of The Angel’s Share (2012), Ken Loach is back in familiar ground with the story of Jimmy Gralton, who built a community hall in Ireland’s County Leitrim in the…


SOS This Week #14: All Remakes Are Not Created Equal

SOS This Week #14: All Remakes Are Not Created Equal

This week marks the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future, which seems like a perfect time to wonder if Hollywood has any plans on remaking it. Ask Robert Zemeckis, and the answer…

The Televerse #200- The Sopranos with Sarah D. Bunting

The Televerse #200- The Sopranos with Sarah D. Bunting

Thanks to a few underwhelming premieres last week, the podcast is once again a manageable size this week! After a brief rant from Kate about SYTYCD, we talk some comedy, including a long-overdue…

Movie Lovers Podcast Episode #12 – What We Do In The Shadows and Vampire Comedy Movies

Movie Lovers Podcast Episode #12 – What We Do In The Shadows and Vampire Comedy Movies

On today's episode of the Movie Lovers Podcast, Randall Unger from TheMovieNetwork.com, Katherine, and Chris review What We Do In The Shadows and discuss everything about the vampire comedy genre. Topics include thoughts…

The Televerse #200- The Sopranos with Sarah D. Bunting

The Televerse #200- The Sopranos with Sarah D. Bunting

Thanks to a few underwhelming premieres last week, the podcast is once again a manageable size this week! After a brief rant from Kate about SYTYCD, we talk some comedy, including a long-overdue…


‘We Stand on Guard’ #1 pits Canada against The U.S.

‘We Stand on Guard’ #1 pits Canada against The U.S.

The creative team of We Stand on Guard does a stellar job of introducing a premise that seems like it could be yet another false poke at Canada as a joke but it…

‘Outcast’ #10: The Heart of the Matter

‘Outcast’ #10: The Heart of the Matter

Ten issues in and Robert Kirkman throws a curveball: there are no physical demons in this issue of Outcast, rather it’s the emotional demons that cut the deepest. Kyle is still furious with…

‘No Mercy’ #4: Little Acts of Selfishness

‘No Mercy’ #4: Little Acts of Selfishness

After a truly horrible night in the last issue, the main players in No Mercy see their situation as it is: bleak. Sitting in the middle of nowhere with nothing (substantial) to eat…

‘Midnighter’ #2 is full of action and relatable romance

‘Midnighter’ #2 is full of action and relatable romance

When Steve Orlando writes Midnighter (through two issues), he spends equal time on both his personal life and violent crusade of justice. (That he seems to like a little bit too much.) Midnighter…


Street Dreams: Hopes and dreams for ‘Street Fighter V’

Street Dreams: Hopes and dreams for ‘Street Fighter V’

Post E3

Sports. Poker. Paintballing. BBQs. These are just a few of the many ways that man has looked within to seek out an emotional connection with his fellow man. But nothing has done as…

Did someone just find the rarest and most treasured piece of video game memorabilia?

Did someone just find the rarest and most treasured piece of video game memorabilia?

An extremely rare and precious prototype of what appears to be a Nintendo-Sony Playstation has been discovered. Before Sony entered the home console arena it partnered with Nintendo to work on a CD-ROM…

‘Mother Russis Bleeds': If it bleeds, you can kill it

‘Mother Russis Bleeds': If it bleeds, you can kill it

Post E3

Long before the cultural indoctrination of FPSs, RPGs, MMOs and MOBAs there was a game genre too cool to be reduced to the likes of an acronym. The side-scrolling beat ‘em up, or…

The Nintendo Paradox

The Nintendo Paradox

On June 16, 2015, Nintendo made a long awaited announcement regarding a franchise that had been seemingly forgotten after a less than well received entry. It had been five years since this game…


The Genius behind the Toilet Paper: the films of Chang Hyung-yun

The Genius behind the Toilet Paper: the films of Chang Hyung-yun

Korean animator and director, Chang Hyung-yun has mastered the rare feat of balancing on the line between insanity and genius. He’s natural orientation along this difficult precipice allows him not just to walk…

Taking notice of the truly exceptional sonic wizardry of ‘Love & Mercy’

Taking notice of the truly exceptional sonic wizardry of ‘Love & Mercy’

Sound has been an essential part of filmmaking for nearly ninety years, yet is the art and the craft of sound mixing and sound editing is not especially appreciated by modern cinephiles, including…

‘Terminator’ is still the best film James Cameron has directed

‘Terminator’ is still the best film James Cameron has directed

Ricky D’s Favourite Cult Films #68

In 1984, James Cameron released his sci-fi thriller The Terminator: the story of a killer cyborg sent from the future, and programmed to kill the mother of a future rebel chief. Arnold Schwarzenegger…

Scorsese’s return to the casino

Scorsese’s return to the casino

In 1995 acclaimed director Martin Scorsese made one of his best loved films, the intense crime drama Casino. And earlier this year he revisited the casino format with a multi-million dollar advertisement for…


Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #99: Mad Max Special Part 2 (50 things you didn’t know about ‘Fury Road’

Sordid Cinema #99: Mad Max Special Part 2 (50 things you didn't know about 'Fury Road'

  All great things come to an end. It’s the very last episode of Sordid Cinema, and what better way…

Televerse

The Televerse #200- The Sopranos with Sarah D. Bunting

The Televerse #200- The Sopranos with Sarah D. Bunting

Thanks to a few underwhelming premieres last week, the podcast is once again a manageable size this week! After a…

SOS This Week

SOS This Week #14: All Remakes Are Not Created Equal

SOS This Week #14: All Remakes Are Not Created Equal

This week marks the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future, which seems like a perfect time to wonder if…

This is Our Design

This is Our Design #30: “Aperitivo”

This is Our Design #30: "Aperitivo"

Have a listen as the crew discusses change among the central characters, Bella's departure, our new Mason Verger and much…

NXpress: Nintendo Podcast

NXpress #13: Brick by brick, a celebration of Super Mario Bros.

NXpress #13: Brick by brick, a celebration of Super Mario Bros.

Thirty years later after the release of Super Mario Bros., Mario remains the face of videogaming and one of the…

Open Source

Open Source #24: E3 2015 Roundup

Open Source #24: E3 2015 Roundup

Well, that’s it. E3 2015 has come and gone for another year, bringing with it the usual whirlwind of announcements,…