Point of Honor, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” sets up a potentially compelling series

Point of Honor, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” sets up a potentially compelling series

Amazon Pilot Review

A group of compelling, well-drawn characters and a willingness to show different perspectives on the American Civil War make Point of Honor one of the more promising pilots in Amazon's latest selection.…

The Man in the High Castle, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” presents a world with long-term potential

The Man in the High Castle, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” presents a world with long-term potential

Amazon Pilot review

For fans of Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle will have undoubtedly already been on their radar for quite some time. Dick's fiction has been adapted into several acclaimed films,…

Mad Dogs, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” shows promise, but needs some work

Mad Dogs, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” shows promise, but needs some work

Amazon Pilot Review

Despite some thinly sketched characters and poor exploration of Belize, where the show is set, Mad Dogs sets up an intriguing show by moving at a quick pace and successfully portraying the frayed…

Cocked, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” has significantly more misses than hits

Cocked, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” has significantly more misses than hits

Amazon Pilot Review

Rather than examining its main characters, Cocked settles for glorifying or mocking them, compounding the problem by poor characterisation and a lack of development of the storylines presented, resulting in a pilot that…


Philip Roth adaptation ‘The Humbling’ makes bland stabs at relevance

Philip Roth adaptation ‘The Humbling’ makes bland stabs at relevance

In 2009, New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani referred to Philip Roth’s novella The Humbling as “an overstuffed short story, […] a slight, disposable work about an aging man’s efforts to grapple…

‘The Duke of Burgundy’ is the S&M masterpiece we need

‘The Duke of Burgundy’ is the S&M masterpiece we need

With a narrative built on repetition - the cyclical nature of seasons, feelings and passions - The Duke of Burgundy’s unique structure defies traditional plot and narrative in favour of sensations and experiences.…

‘A Woman Under the Influence’: Marriage in Crisis

‘A Woman Under the Influence’: Marriage in Crisis

A Woman Under the Influence Directed by John Cassavetes Written by John Cassavetes 1974, USA “Woman is a symptom of Man” — Jacques Lacan A Woman Under the Influence (1974) tells the story of a…

‘JLG/JLG: self-portrait in December’

‘JLG/JLG: self-portrait in December’

“I disappear between these two moments of speech/ self-portrait not autobiography” – Jean-Luc Godard Never has Godard been so melancholic and comedic in one film. JLG/JLG: self-portrait in December (hereafter referred to as…


Point of Honor, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” sets up a potentially compelling series

Point of Honor, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” sets up a potentially compelling series

Amazon Pilot Review

A group of compelling, well-drawn characters and a willingness to show different perspectives on the American Civil War make Point of Honor one of the more promising pilots in Amazon's latest selection.…

The Man in the High Castle, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” presents a world with long-term potential

The Man in the High Castle, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” presents a world with long-term potential

Amazon Pilot review

For fans of Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle will have undoubtedly already been on their radar for quite some time. Dick's fiction has been adapted into several acclaimed films,…

Mad Dogs, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” shows promise, but needs some work

Mad Dogs, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” shows promise, but needs some work

Amazon Pilot Review

Despite some thinly sketched characters and poor exploration of Belize, where the show is set, Mad Dogs sets up an intriguing show by moving at a quick pace and successfully portraying the frayed…

Cocked, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” has significantly more misses than hits

Cocked, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” has significantly more misses than hits

Amazon Pilot Review

Rather than examining its main characters, Cocked settles for glorifying or mocking them, compounding the problem by poor characterisation and a lack of development of the storylines presented, resulting in a pilot that…


Sundance 2015: ‘Knock Knock’ sees Eli Roth and Keanu Reeves offer camp glory

Sundance 2015: ‘Knock Knock’ sees Eli Roth and Keanu Reeves offer camp glory

Sundance Film Festival 2015

Watching an Eli Roth film is the cinematic equivalent of passing a kidney stone. It’s painful, exhausting, nauseating,and makes you wish you were dead. Which is why it’s such a surprise that his…

Sundance 2015: ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’ fascinates but leaves you cold

Sundance 2015: ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’ fascinates but leaves you cold

Sundance Film Festival 2015

Stockholm, Pennsylvania is a perfect example of an interesting film that doesn’t work on a cinematic level. It starts out from the perspective of a kidnapping victim, only to switch midway through…

Sundance 2015: ‘Girlhood’ rivals Linklater’s opus

Sundance 2015: ‘Girlhood’ rivals Linklater’s opus

Sundance Film Festival 2015

When Boyhood broke at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, almost everyone agreed that Richard Linklater had created a powerful statement about the nature of growing up. Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood probably won’t generate that…

Sundance 2015: ‘Eden’ at least has a great soundtrack going for it

Sundance 2015: ‘Eden’ at least has a great soundtrack going for it

Sundance Film Festival 2015

Mia Hansen-Løve's film follows the 20-year journey of a young French DJ named Paul, who gets caught up in the house and electro scene that propelled Daft Punk to stardom. Daft Punk is…


Sketchy Episode 154 – ‘Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (w/ David Smith)’

Sketchy Episode 154 – ‘Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (w/ David Smith)’

Sketchy examines the phenomenon of the nonsensical, 90s cartoon that is “Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.” Ryan and Ingrid are joined by filmmaker and all-around awesome guy David Smith. Enjoy! Follow Sketchy facebook.com/SketchyPodcast…

Sketchy Episode 153 – ‘Death Note’

Sketchy Episode 153 – ‘Death Note’

This week, Sketchy welcomes back Darwan Pursoo who is now joined by his girlfriend, Whitney Fields, to discuss the exciting anime series “Death Note.” Watch it, then listen to us. Then enjoy… in…

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

It’s bad news for our friends down under, as the upcoming uber-stylish (and uber-violent) Hotline Miami 2 gets refused certification in Australia. Is it time to let gamers decide for themselves what they should…

The Televerse #177- Enlisted with Les Chappell

The Televerse #177- Enlisted with Les Chappell

The Comedies are coming! it’s another week of TV premieres here on the podcast, giving us the longest Week in Comedy in recent memory. We kick things off with said comedies, including premieres…


‘Wonder Woman’ #38 is unfocused and soulless

‘Wonder Woman’ #38 is unfocused and soulless

Wonder Woman #38 Written by Meredith Finch Art by David Finch Published by DC Comics When it was announced, the main draw of Meredith Finch’s run on Wonder Woman was that it would…

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #13 has a plot tangled in a web of its own making

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #13 has a plot tangled in a web of its own making

The penultimate chapter of "Spider-Verse" begins with the ragtag band of Spiders scattered and lost. However, having perhaps finally found a safe refuge from the Inheritors, they find a Spider-Totem tied to Peter's…

Not much substance to ‘Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance’

Not much substance to ‘Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance’

The Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance #1 Written by Mark Rahner Illustrated by Edu Menna, Thiago Ribiero Published by Dynamite It hardly needs to be said that the original televised incarnation of The…

‘Superior Iron Man’ #4 delivers brilliant political commentary

‘Superior Iron Man’ #4 delivers brilliant political commentary

Superior Iron Man returns to spinner racks and this time with one of the most politically charged and hard hitting issues to date. If the idea of Tony Stark donning Apple styled armor…


This 90′s style ‘Strafe’ trailer is just what your day needed

This 90′s style ‘Strafe’ trailer is just what your day needed

Strafe, a (hopefully) upcoming FPS has just released their first trailer as part of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the game. Be warned though, this early look is literally face-meltingly awesome. Anyone who…

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

It’s bad news for our friends down under, as the upcoming uber-stylish (and uber-violent) Hotline Miami 2 gets refused certification in Australia. Is it time to let gamers decide for themselves what they should…

‘Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children’ is a muddled but ultimately worthwhile successor

‘Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children’ is a muddled but ultimately worthwhile successor

Media Flux

When the teaser for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children first burst upon the scene in the fall of 2003, it would have been a staggering understatement to say fans were excited. In fact,…

The Most Anticipated Wii U Games of 2015

The Most Anticipated Wii U Games of 2015

The Nintendo Wii U is without question, the underdog of the console market, even if it is the best console on store shelves right now. For gamers like myself, the most important difference…


‘Thief’ is Michael Mann’s coming out party, boosted by the magnetic James Caan

‘Thief’ is Michael Mann’s coming out party, boosted by the magnetic James Caan

Friday Noir #115

Minor quibbles aside, there is little doubt that Thief remains one of the director’s more accomplished and assured projects. It serves as an indicator of the material that speaks to him, material he…

New on Video: ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant’

New on Video: ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant’

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is a fascinating examination of sexual intensity and infatuation gradually undercut by acrimony and deceit …

Red States and Blue States: Anderson’s ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ and an Ode to Godard

Red States and Blue States: Anderson’s ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ and an Ode to Godard

P.T. Anderson Week Spotlight

From the pool party dive in Boogie Nights inspired by Mikhail Kalatozov’s I Am Cuba to the steering wheel scene in Hard Eight that so deftly recalls Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur, playing spot the reference with Paul Thomas Anderson is always fun. It is through…

The Case against Paul Thomas Anderson

The Case against Paul Thomas Anderson

P.T. Anderson Week Spotlight

In his relatively short time directing films, Paul Thomas Anderson has been called a rock star, a genius, an artist who knows no limits, the most devout filmmaker of his generation, and even…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sound On Sight Podcast, #400: Final Episode featuring ‘Inherent Vice’ and the Top 10 Movies of 2014

Sound On Sight Podcast, #400: Final Episode featuring 'Inherent Vice' and the Top 10 Movies of 2014

This is it, folks. After 400(!) episodes, Ricky and Simon decided to wrap up the Sound on Sight podcast. To…

Televerse

The Televerse #177- Enlisted with Les Chappell

The Televerse #177- Enlisted with Les Chappell

The Comedies are coming! it’s another week of TV premieres here on the podcast, giving us the longest Week in…

Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #91: ‘Rover’ and ‘Locke’

Sordid Cinema #91: 'Rover' and 'Locke'

  Once upon a time, Ricky and Simon planned a podcast. In it, they would discuss two films readily available…

Hey You Geeks Podcast

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #39: The Force Awakens Trailer, Jared Leto’s Joker and more

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #39: The Force Awakens Trailer, Jared Leto's Joker and more

This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re talking about the awesomeness that is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.…

Open Source

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

It’s bad news for our friends down under, as the upcoming uber-stylish (and uber-violent) Hotline Miami 2 gets refused certification in…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 154 – ‘Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (w/ David Smith)’

Sketchy Episode 154 - 'Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (w/ David Smith)'

Sketchy examines the phenomenon of the nonsensical, 90s cartoon that is “Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.” Ryan and Ingrid are…

The Mid-Season Replacements

The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 12: People Are Lazy

The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 12: People Are Lazy

2015 is here - but before the spring season begins, Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti sit back and reflect on…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 61: “Coda” with guest Todd VanDerWerff

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 61: “Coda" with guest Todd VanDerWerff

As a midseason capper, “Coda” was a bit of a mixed bag. Rick attempts to negotiate with Dawn for the…

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…