Film Reviews

8 Freakiest and Most Influential Animated Films from Greencine

03.13.11 | Permalink | Comment?

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A list of out-there animated classics featuring Watership Down, Fritz the Cat, and The Dirdy Birdy! at GreenCine.

Fictive Muse

Writers and Poets On Film

03.13.11 | Permalink | Comment?

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A look at some of the conceptual and aesthetic risks of bringing the written word to the screen, as found in this article at GreenCine.

Spiritual Fodder

Surprisingly Spiritual Films #2: Bad Lieutenant

03.13.11 | Permalink | Comment?

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Read about the serious spiritual issues at play in Abel Ferrara’s film Bad Lieutenant (1992) at Somebody Hit The Lights!

What Is Going On In America Right Now?

A Discouraging Word: “Retard,” Best Boy, and Hipster Censorship

03.13.11 | Permalink | Comment?

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Check out this piece at Somebody Hit The Lights! about the use of the morally defunct word “retard,” featuring crusading letters to a local periodical, and a wonderful, Oscar winning film about living as a mentally challenged man, Bestboy (1980).

Humorous Articles and Bits of Tid

from The Unfettered Letters: A Real “Gentleman’s Club”

03.13.11 | Permalink | Comment?

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Click if you dare!  Dispatches about the latest in adult entertainment innovations from Unfettered Letters.

Humorous Articles and Bits of Tid

from The Unfettered Letters: Haikus For the Spiritually Challenged

03.13.11 | Permalink | Comment?

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Click right here to read haikus by corporate folks struggling with their spirituality.  Prepared to be moved.

You Look Delicious and I Would Like To Taste You...

from The Unfettered Letters: Chicken-Little Killed in Freak Accident

03.12.11 | Permalink | Comment?

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Go here to find out what happened to one of childhood’s most beloved neurotics!

Film Reviews

“Lord Save Us From Our Followers” Film Review at Greencine

11.01.10 | Permalink | Comment?

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guru.greencine.com/archives/2010/06/lord_save_us_fr.html

From The Vaults

From The Vaults: The Mystical Dashboard: A Review of the Sci-Fi Film “Primer”

02.17.10 | Permalink | Comment?

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The Mystical Dashboard: Primer and the Frontiers of the Low Budget (originally appeared on the now defunct Some Other Magazine website in 2004.) By Simon Augustine When I was about seven, I went through a period of rapt fascination with “drugstore magic” – trick cards, plastic contraptions that pushed a spike through a quarter or […]

Film Reviews

Surprisingly Spiritual Films #2: Elite Squad from Somebody Hit The Lights! Dot Com

02.14.10 | Permalink | Comment?

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Surprisingly Spiritual Films #1: Elite Squad: Badasses Passing Through, First Section By Simon Paul Augustine “When you pass through, no one can pin you down, no one can call you back.” – Yung-An In Rio de Janeiro ghettos are ruled by two things: stunning poverty, and drug lords who offer potential escape from a pervasive […]

From The Vaults

“Disco’s Last Gasp:” A Review of Cult Film “The Apple”

12.04.09 | Permalink | Comment?
Glitter. A horrible biblical allegory. The disco apocalypse. Stop the boogie just long enough to read the full review of the film “The Apple,” originally published on the website for Stop Smiling Magazine in September 2004. This was the first review I wrote and inspired and Indian hot-tub salesman from California who is a huge fan of The Apple to become friends and dueling critics. To you, Melfy Nazrahad.

Film Reviews

Disturbing Night At The Movies: Part I at Greencine

11.04.09 | Permalink | Comment?
The introduction and first part of the list of the 25 most disturbing movies of all time at GreenCine.

Film Reviews

Minds In Progress Part III Horrors

09.08.09 | Permalink | Comment?
The third section of Minds In Progress: Mental Illness In American Cinema. Horror movies!

Film Reviews

Minds In Progress Part II Dramas and Docs

09.03.09 | Permalink | Comment?
Part Two of Minds In Progress: Mental Illness In American Cinema at GreenCine: Dramas and Documentaries.

Film Reviews

Minds In Progress: Mental Illness In American Cinema at GreenCine

09.03.09 | Permalink | Comment?
This is the first part of an article I first had published on GreenCine, Minds In Progress: Mental Illness in American Cinema. It is followed by three subsequent sections covering the milieus of: Dramas and Docs, Horrors, and Comedies. It touches films such as One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, Good Will Hunting, Ordinary People, The Exorcist, Coming Apart, The Ruling Class, Harold and Maude, among many others.

Film Reviews

From Not Coming To A Theater Near You Dot Com: Truly A Piece of Sh*t: A Review of Fat Girl

05.01.09 | Permalink | Comment?
A slightly negative review of Catherine Breillat’s film Fat Girl and a funny barrage of commentary.

Film Reviews

"Cronos" Film Review from 31 Days of Horror

11.02.08 | Permalink | Comment?
A review of the surreal horror film Cronos for Not Coming To A Theatre Near You’s 31 Days of Horror.

Film Reviews

"Deathdream" Film Review from 31 Days of Horror

10.06.08 | Permalink | Comment?
A look at Deathdream, a lost horror film wonder from the mid 70s that serves as a wonderfully apt and creepy Vietnam (and Iraq) war allegory.

Film Reviews

The Most Spiritually Affecting Buddhist Movies

08.12.08 | Permalink | Comment?
At GreenCine, a list of some of the most moving Buddhist movies.

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Most Disturbing Films of the New French Horror

08.12.08 | Permalink | Comment?
A look at the “New Wave of French Horror” for Greencine back in 2008. The article was cited in Wikipedia – the big time!

Film Reviews

“Operation Filmmaker” Review

07.27.08 | Permalink | Comment?
A look at the documentary film Operation Filmmaker at the website Not Coming To A Theatre Near You.

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Writers and Poets In Film

07.27.08 | Permalink | Comment?
An article for GreenCine about depictions of writers and poets in cinema, from Bukowski to Neruda to Walt and back again.
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