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Brainwashing Giants

Jen Senko's New Documentary on How the Media is Infiltrating Our Minds
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"Trumbo"

GOP fascism, the '50s version...
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Spider-Man Shouldn't be Black

Or A White Man Solves the Race Problem...
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Justice delayed: "Kill the Messenger" vindicates Gary Webb

Jeremy Renner stars as the heroic, blackballed journalist Gary Webb...
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Lloyd Kaufman: The Kotori Interview

The legendary founder of Troma talks about keeping independent cinema alive, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and bubble baths....
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The Pain and Beauty of "Losing LeBron"

The new documentary is hands-down the most insightful, genuine, definitive look at not just how sports and life in Cleveland are intertwined, but what it means to be a Clevelander. The filmmakers talk about the city's identity, filming in Cleveland, and their vision for the future....
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"Nebraska"

Thoughts on the Best Picture nominee from Alexander Payne, director of "Sideways"...
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"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Is Martin Scorsese's new film a return to form?...
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"American Hustle"

A few words on David O. Russell's Golden Globe-winning flick...
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Top Films of 2013

Some of our picks for the best films of last year!...
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"Inequality for All"

Economic inequality is skyrocketing in the United States. This movie explains why....
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Truth is in the eye of the interpreter: a review of "Room 237"

Why Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" is about the Holocaust, the genocide of the American Indians, Freud, and Minotaurs...
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"Searching for Sugarman"

A non-spoiler review of the sleeper hit that has become this year's Best Documentary favorite...
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No!

The Best Foreign Film nominee which helps us re-live the moment Chile got rid of Augusto Pinochet - at the ballot box...
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Honest Abe Makes Sausage

Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and the many historical parallels between then and now...
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First Glance: "The Master"

Thoughts on the best acted movie of the year...
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Dexter - Season 7 - (P)review

A new season of the serial killer series that's severed heads and serrated shoulders above anything else on prime time....
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Preggers: The Comedic Web Series That's Not A Total Shitcom

The culture shock of 2 NYC chicks when they are cajoled into the confusing new-age world of modern pregnancy makes for a good gentlemanly punch in the c**t....
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Fix: The Ministry Movie

The long-awaited documentary on Ministry is finally here!...
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Kevin Chenault's "Young Islands"

An ace exploration of ordinary people and their extraordinary problems if I ever saw one....
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Soska Twins Talk About Ass-Kicking, Hookers & American Mary

Interview with the filmmakers behind "Dead Hooker in a Trunk"...
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Dead Hooker in a Trunk

Review of Soska Sisters' Debut Film...
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Kotori Films Is HERE!

Kotori Films is now a reality, with our debut of a music video for Chris Hatton's "Facebook Licks My Balls"...
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Cook Them, Eat Them, Shit Them Out

Setting the Film World on Fire with "Fright Flick" Director Israel Luna...
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Keeping It Real

Documentaries, 2011...
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Through the Cracks

The Greatest Overlooked Flicks of the Decade...
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Wayne Ewing and the Art of Cinema Verite

Wayne Ewing talks about his new film, "Animals, Whores & Dialogue: Breakfast with Hunter Volume 2"...
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Christmas Movies for the New Age

From the chilly hills of NE Ohio, here's a different kind of list of Christmas films....
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Shade of Grey - DVD Review

"SHADE OF GREY" (Celebrity Video Distribution) Starring SCOTT GANYO + BENJAMIN RILEY + MONICA BARAJAS + JENNIFER BERKEMEIER                                      written + directed by JAKOB BILINSKI Jakob Bilinski’s...
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Chad Ferrin's Unspeakable - An In-Depth Review of the Film & Its Maker

I was turned on to Chad Ferrin’s films after Amazon suggested I might like The Ghouls. Amazon was right and, after watching it three times,...
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Death in Charge - Film Review

“Death in Charge” A short film by Devi SnivelyStarring Marina Benedict + Kylie Shalfa + Gillian ShureMusic by David Ricard  Visual Effects by Ian StrangbergWritten...
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Trippin' - DVD Review

Title: Trippin’Directed by: Devi SnivelyWritten by: Devil Snively  (Based on True Events)Starring: Zed Wilson, Heathyr J. Clift, Ken Dusek, Jr., Nicole Buehrer, Lindsay Robertson "That is...
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EASTER BUNNY KILL! KILL! Film Review

"Easter Bunny Kill! Kill!" is one of those glorious gruefests that leaves you to your own emotiona-moral devices, unaware of whether you should laugh or cringe or both....
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Death on a Factory Farm

This review was tough to write, even for someone who loves to eat meat. I hope it's as tough to read....
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The Border Wall

Filmmaker Wayne Ewing on his newest documentary that explores the massive wall being built along the US/Mexico border....
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Ex Post Facto

Will the Academy finally put an end to their shameful snubbing of Martin Scorsese? (Long after the fact.)...
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Better Than Ever

With films like "Donnie Darko," "American Beauty," and "Magnolia," you'd have to be on crack to think that movies today aren't as good as they used to be....
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Pepper Spray and the Art of Storytelling

Daily coverage from the 2003 Sundance Film Festival...
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The Outsiders of New Orleans: Loujon Press

The Outsiders of New Orleans: Loujon Press, a new film by Wayne Ewing, about some old-school publishers who did their things bohemian style....
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"Do The Right Thing"

Film Review from the Vaults of Time. I wrote this in 1997, and although my opinions of the film are pretty much the same, I also think that Spike Lee does have a gist for filmmaking, as was seen in "X" and "Summer of Sam."...
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Cannibal Holocaust

What "The Blair Witch Project" ripped off...or at least, tried to....
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NO LIMITS a review of the Digital Playground release

No Limits is the adult answer to David Fincher's The Game and a damned good one at that....
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GETTING WET ON THE PLAYGROUND: A Digital Playground Puff Piece by Lex Sativa

...it is obvious why the interactive approach won Digital Playground a "Best Interactive DVD" award from AVN, one of the leading adult film authorities, two consecutive times....
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Reverie 10

SPUN is a unique find, an authentic Masterpiece that's currently playing in but a few theaters across the world. Sadly, it doesn't seem like it will be around for too much longer......
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The Spaghetti Splatter King: LUCIO FULCI (1927-1996)

You may have heard of him. You may have not. Chances are you have not unless you are into horror flicks. Chances are you have seen or heard of one of his films at some point: Lucio Fulci, the man who made such Italian gore classics such as Zombie, House By the Cemetery, The Gates of Hell and many more....
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The Mirth of Love and the Smell of Fucking

A tribute to Sex and John Cameron Mitchell's "The Sex Film Project"...
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Out of the Darkness the Zombie Did Call

Rob Zombie is a Hellbilly cutthroat. Bob Freville is a Long Island sociopath. Witness the SHOCK & [Conversational] DECAY as the two team up for an eerie interview that will leave you on the edge of your beanbag! WARNING: JUST KEEP TELLING YOURSELF...'IT'S ONLY AN INTERVIEW! IT'S ONLY AN INTERVIEW!...
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Tension In Dead Wood: A Review of Rob Zombie's "House of 1,000 Corpses"

"A place where life and death are meaningless and pain is God."...
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"You Never Know How Long You Have To Reach For Your Goals"

Interview with Brandon Sonnier, director of "The Beat"...
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Chewing the Fat of the Celluloid Succubus

Ranting correspondence between two Fiends about Film. VOLUME I: "Training Day"...
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Pepper Spray and the Art of Storytelling PART TWO

Givin' it to you Real, The Great McGee stocks up on pepper spray for his daily and continuous update of the 2003 Sundance Film Festival....
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Better Than Ever

With films like "Donnie Darko," "American Beauty," and "Magnolia," you'd have to be on crack to think that movies today aren't as good as they used to be....
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Russian Ark

One of the most thrilling cinema experiences imaginable – a ride through the waters of history, aboard Russian Ark....
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CINEMA OF 2004

SOMETHING TO WEEP OVER OR SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO?...
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Johnny Depp's SECRET Magic

Why Johnny Depp is the shit, as well as reason to check out SECRET WINDOW....
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Breakfast With Hunter

Review of BREAKFAST WITH HUNTER, the newest (and best) documentary about the legendary Hunter S. Thompson....
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PG-13

C.R.E.A.M. "Cash Rules Everything Around Me" There's something very sad about SCARY MOVIE 3 being rated PG-13....
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Phone Booth Shmone Booth

As it turned out, Farrell wasn't all that bad in the role...not at all. Except, of course, for his lousy New Yorker accent which sounds more like a Jew doing an impression of a Puerto Rican than an Irishman impersonating a New York dude...
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The Hebrew Hammer

Hanukkah is in trouble, but fear nothing! The Hebrew Hammer is on the case!...
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Jack's Playground Vol. 2

There is nothing sexier or more genuinely beautiful than what is real. Happy spanking!...
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Has the King of Twisted gone soft? Hell No!!

Has the King of Twisted gone soft? Hell No!!...
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Down & Out II

"Down & Out 2 ??? Who the fuck ever heard of Down & Out 1 ???"...
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Cabin Fever: Terror in the Flesh

A kind of, sort of review...
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Shock

Before he passed away, Mario Bava teamed up with his son to deliver one more for the books, plus pass his torch on....
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Right On Time

Antoher look at the underworld of filmmaking....
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EL TOPO: An Epic Review

“Today you are seven years old. Now you are a man. Bury your first toy and your mother’s picture.”...film is nothing short of hypnotic... ...Jodorowsky's epic spaghetti western revisited......
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Hope, Thy Name Is Cedar Lee

The Cedar Lee Theater is one of the only signs that Ohio is not completely lost....
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Intrepid Aspirations

A report from the 2004 Sundance Film Festival on what the future of Independent Cinema has in store....
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"Brain Damage, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Getting Shot, Arrested or Otherwise Mutilated"

Interview with Wayne Ewing, director of "Breakfast with Hunter"...
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Christmas Film List from the Colon of America

From the snowy hills of NE Ohio, here's a different kind of list of Christmas films....
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Input From The Man

Frank Pierson, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, responds to my diatribe....
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Hedwig And The Angry Inch

Brilliance Ignored By The Elite...
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