The Definitive ‘What the F**k?’ Movies: 30-21

The Definitive ‘What the F**k?’ Movies: 30-21

30. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) Directed by: Jan Švankmajer We’ve already seen two films from Jan Švankmajeron the list, but this elaborate movie about a number of separate, but connected people takes the cake.…

The Cosmopolitans, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” presents a delectable view of Paris

The Cosmopolitans, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” presents a delectable view of Paris

Amazon Pilot Review

As Amazon continues to attempt to expand into original programming with their pilot season, they are promoting many of their pilots as the work of a distinct, well-known voice: “produced by Steven Soderbergh”…

Moorhead and Benson continue to prove they are the coolest filmmakers with this amazing promo for TIFF entry ‘Spring’

Moorhead and Benson continue to prove they are the coolest filmmakers with this amazing promo for TIFF entry ‘Spring’

If you don’t know who Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorhead are, pay attention. The pair of filmmakers directed one of our favourite films back in 2012: With Resolution, Benson and Moorhead weren’t…

The Best TV Show Is Being Remastered and Rebroadcast in HD

The Best TV Show Is Being Remastered and Rebroadcast in HD

Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, The Wire is regarded by many, as the greatest television show ever made. The American crime drama set and produced in…


‘The Calling’ can be read as commentary on contemporary Christianity

‘The Calling’ can be read as commentary on contemporary Christianity

The Calling Directed by Jason Stone Written by Scott Abramovitch 2014, USA Canadian culture has long been a topic of discussion among intellectuals simply because there are those who argue that it doesn’t…

‘Starred Up” is some of the bravest filmmaking of the year

‘Starred Up” is some of the bravest filmmaking of the year

Most prison stories are stories about men. But there are stories about men, and then there are stories about masculinity. The latter is much harder to pull off, because masculinity means different things…

‘Life of Crime’ is a fun but lesser Elmore Leonard adaptation

‘Life of Crime’ is a fun but lesser Elmore Leonard adaptation

Ordell Robbie (Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def) and Louis Gara (John Hawkes) get much more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer (Tim Robbins). As…

‘If I Stay’ is a win-win for both teenagers and adults

‘If I Stay’ is a win-win for both teenagers and adults

If I Stay Written for the screen by Shauna Cross Directed by R.J. Cutler USA, 2014 Based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman, If I Stay tells the story…


Red Oaks, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” is enjoyable, but capable of more

Red Oaks, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” is enjoyable, but capable of more

Amazon Pilot Review

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh recently made a new foray into television following his announced retirement from filmmaking to helm all episodes of the first season of Showtime’s The Knick. That’s not the only tv…

Hysteria, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” predicts an un-engaging series

Hysteria, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” predicts an un-engaging series

Amazon Pilot Review

A veteran of television writing, and known mostly for having created the ABC science fiction drama Invasion, Shaun Cassidy’s next foray to the small screen comes courtesy of Amazon. Titled Hysteria, the series…

Really, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” is funny, but fails at drama

Really, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” is funny, but fails at drama

Amazon Pilot Review

While the Broken Lizard comedy troupe were behind four movies from 1996 to 2006, recent years have seen the group members branching out individually. One particularly prominent member of the group has been…

Hand of God, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” sets up a very promising show

Hand of God, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” sets up a very promising show

Amazon Pilot Review

While Ron Perlman is known for his roles in movies such as Hellboy and Pacific Rim, he’s no stranger to television, having risen to prominence as the titular Beast in the 80s tv…


TIFF: Watch the trailer for Russian Cannes darling ‘Leviathan’

TIFF: Watch the trailer for Russian Cannes darling ‘Leviathan’

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Elena) and the winner of Best Screenplay at 2014′s Cannes film festival comes Toronto and Telluride player Leviathan. The film is an inside look into modern day Russia and…

The Telluride Film Festival announces its 2014 line-up

The Telluride Film Festival announces its 2014 line-up

As per tradition, the Telluride Film Festival announced its line-up today, just one day before it kicks off. Here is a brief overview of the programming: The 41st Telluride Film Festival is proud…

Fantastic Fest: Second wave of film line-up announced

Fantastic Fest: Second wave of film line-up announced

The lineup for the second wave of films at 2014′s 10th Annual Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas has arrived, and with it a potential Oscar contender, Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler. The film, a pulpy…

Telluride Film Festival 2014: Most Anticipated

Telluride Film Festival 2014: Most Anticipated

The Telluride Film Festival seemingly appears overnight against the gorgeous backdrop of rugged mountains. It lasts just four days but in fact it takes more than a month of intensive labor to transform the elementary school,…


Sketchy Episode 134 – ‘Mighty Max (w/ Sock Talk Podcast)’

Sketchy Episode 134 – ‘Mighty Max (w/ Sock Talk Podcast)’

Newcomb welcomes the guys from “Sock Talk Podcast” and the creators of the new documentary “My Name Is… Jonah” to discuss Mighty Max. Plenty of tangents. Enjoy! My Name Is… Jonah www.MyNameIsJonahFilm.com Sock…

Awesome Mix Tape Volume 4: Best Soundtracks & Scores of 2014 (Part One)

Awesome Mix Tape Volume 4: Best Soundtracks & Scores of 2014 (Part One)

Sound On Sight Podcast #290

I’m back with another mix tape, only this time the compilation consists solely of the best music from movies released in 2014 (January to the end of August). As per usual, I’ve also…

The Televerse #156- Fishing With John with Tyler Smith

The Televerse #156- Fishing With John with Tyler Smith

It’s another week of TV season and series finales here on the podcast, giving us plenty to discuss. First we kick things off with a light Week in Comedy and some reality, including…

This is Our Design #17: “Oeuf”

This is Our Design #17: “Oeuf”

NBC might not have aired it, but we here at This is Our Design were never going to pass up on the chance to talk about "Oeuf," Hannibal's most notorious episode. Co-hosts Sean…


‘Southern Bastards’ #4 Unpredictable, Progressively Violent, and Shocking

‘Southern Bastards’ #4 Unpredictable, Progressively Violent, and Shocking

Southern Bastards #4 Story by: Jason Aaron Art by: Jason Latour Cover by: Jason Latour Jason Aaron and Jason Latour began working together four years ago when Latour teamed up with Aaron to…

Pop #1 – Big sci-fi with heart

Pop #1 – Big sci-fi with heart

Pop #1 Story by Curt Pires Art by Jason Copland Colors by Pete Toms Publisher: Dark Horse Pop #1 published by Dark Horse, written by Curt Pires, and drawn by Jason Copland is…

‘Batman/Planetary: Night on Earth’ Celebrates the Batmen of Many Eras

‘Batman/Planetary: Night on Earth’ Celebrates the Batmen of Many Eras

In the pantheon of unarguably great comics, Warren Ellis' Planetary holds a permanent seat, being both devilishly clever in its premise and magnificent in its execution. For some 27 issues Ellis, along with…

Avengers #29-34 Brings High Concepts Full Circle

Avengers #29-34 Brings High Concepts Full Circle

Avengers #29-34 Written by Jonathan Hickman Pencils by Leinil Francis Yu Inks by Gerry Alanguilan Colors by Sunny Gho & Matt Milla Published by Marvel Jonathan Hickman started writing Marvel Comics’ flagship team…


‘Resogun’ is a fast, frenetic nightmare of bliss

‘Resogun’ is a fast, frenetic nightmare of bliss

Indie Express

Resogun HouseMarque Sony Computer Entertainment PS4 Released alongside the PlayStation 4, HouseMarque’s homage to classic shooters such as Defender and Datastorm was easily the best pick of the launch games (and in many…

‘Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King’ paints an ash wonderland of tumultuous despair

‘Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King’ paints an ash wonderland of tumultuous despair

It's pretty well known by now that the mantra of the Souls series is "Prepare to die." Yet, one finds one's self continuously shocked at the near-trolling levels of effort that From puts…

BioShock’s Uncertain Future

BioShock’s Uncertain Future

For a publically traded company that is “dependent on the future success of [their] Grand Theft Auto products”, it takes an unwavering amount of confidence and respect in RockStar to allow a 5-year…

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ a shock-by-the-minute indie gem, and quite possibly the scariest game you’ll ever play

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ a shock-by-the-minute indie gem, and quite possibly the scariest game you’ll ever play

Indie Express

Cawthon delivers a riveting work that also breaks considerable new ground. Radically fresh and every bit as frightening, Five Nights at Freddy's has a very simple setup: and somehow that simple premise turns…


The Definitive ‘What the F**k?’ Movies: 30-21

The Definitive ‘What the F**k?’ Movies: 30-21

30. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) Directed by: Jan Švankmajer We’ve already seen two films from Jan Švankmajeron the list, but this elaborate movie about a number of separate, but connected people takes the cake.…

New on Video: ‘Out of the Past’

New on Video: ‘Out of the Past’

There are multiple reasons why Out of the Past is such an exemplary work in the world of noir, and part has to do with just how faithfully and inventively it adheres to…

New on Video: ‘The Dance of Reality’

New on Video: ‘The Dance of Reality’

The Dance of Reality is a Felliniesque chronicle of occasionally inflated childhood reminisces and the sociopolitical factors that form one's identity is a beautiful film, lovingly crafted, episodic though at times meandering, and…

Saturday Shorts: ‘Departure Date’, starring Ben Feldman

Saturday Shorts: ‘Departure Date’, starring Ben Feldman

Today’s film is the 2012 short Departure Date. Shot on a plane flying at 35,000 feet, the film is written and directed by Kat Coiro, and stars Philip Baker Hall, Luis Guzmán, Janeane…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Awesome Mix Tape Volume 4: Best Soundtracks & Scores of 2014 (Part One)

Awesome Mix Tape Volume 4: Best Soundtracks & Scores of 2014 (Part One)

I’m back with another mix tape, only this time the compilation consists solely of the best music from movies released…

Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #83: Defending the ‘Sin City’ Franchise

Sordid Cinema #83: Defending the 'Sin City' Franchise

When Sin City was released, it was a remarkable achievement – a comic book adaptation that didn’t look or feel…

Hey You Geeks Podcast

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 32: Meh About Fall Movies

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 32: Meh About Fall Movies

Fall movie season is right around the corner. This week, we take a look through the slate of movies coming…

Televerse

The Televerse #156- Fishing With John with Tyler Smith

The Televerse #156- Fishing With John with Tyler Smith

It’s another week of TV season and series finales here on the podcast, giving us plenty to discuss. First we…

Open Source

Open Source #5: Gamescom 2014

Open Source #5: Gamescom 2014

Open Source is off to Cologne! Join the crew as they look over the big announcements from Gamescom 2014, including…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 134 – ‘Mighty Max (w/ Sock Talk Podcast)’

Sketchy Episode 134 - 'Mighty Max (w/ Sock Talk Podcast)'

Newcomb welcomes the guys from “Sock Talk Podcast” and the creators of the new documentary “My Name Is… Jonah” to…

Game Of Thrones Podcast

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: “The Children”

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: "The Children"

  When Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss promised the season four finale would be their finest yet, they…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 53: “A”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 53: “A”

For the second half of The Walking Dead Season 4, the survivors have been following the train tracks and on…

Shot by Both Sides

‘Nightmares’ as unstable as a one-legged pirate walking a tightrope

'Nightmares' as unstable as a one-legged pirate walking a tightrope

Nightmares Directed by John Lamond Screenplay by Colin Eggleston 1980, USA The Italians might have done it best but the…