‘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 joined Aaron to draw an…

’7 Boxes’ – Living with cell phones in Paraguay

’7 Boxes’ – Living with cell phones in Paraguay

Even within Latin America, Paraguayan cinema does not exactly dominate the cultural conversation and, sadly, remains something of a mystery. In fact, outside of Argentina, Brazil, and maybe Chile, the rest of South…

‘Moebius’ is an Oedipal feast

‘Moebius’ is an Oedipal feast

Who needs words when you can deliver a visceral punch with nothing more than images? In Moebius, South Korean writer-director, Kim Ki-duk, has crafted nothing short of a masterpiece in minimalism. …

Watch this Fantastic Video Essay: ‘Martin Scorsese The Art of Silence’

Watch this Fantastic Video Essay: ‘Martin Scorsese The Art of Silence’

  Martin Scorsese is unquestionably a brilliant director of unparalleled talent. His films not only explore common themes but also are heightened by Scorsese’ touch for realism. When you think of Scorsese’s trademarks,…


‘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…


The Strain, Ep. 1.08, “Creatures of the Night” is a contained nightmare

The Strain, Ep. 1.08, “Creatures of the Night” is a contained nightmare

Often in serialized television, some of the best episodes come when the action is narrowed down and focused on a specific character (as in "Two Boats and a Helicopter" and "Guest", in the…

Doctor Who, Ep. 8.02, “Into the Dalek”: Excellent character work outweighs familiar third act

Doctor Who, Ep. 8.02, “Into the Dalek”: Excellent character work outweighs familiar third act

The Daleks aren’t going anywhere, but with massive Whovian Peter Capaldi’s Dalek story out of the way, they’ll hopefully go on hiatus for a while and take their tiresome plot retreads with them,…

Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.05, “Life’s a Mystery”: equally frustrates and intrigues

Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.05, “Life’s a Mystery”: equally frustrates and intrigues

Last week’s episode of Hell on Wheels, “Reckoning”, was a slow and disappointing entry. There were great moments but given how exceptional the first three episodes of the season were, “Reckoning” left much…

The Bridge Ep. 2.08 “Goliath” a narrative turning point with a strong central theme

The Bridge Ep. 2.08 “Goliath” a narrative turning point with a strong central theme

The longer The Bridge's second season continues, the more a singular thematic thread becomes apparent. Regardless of character, the second season of The Bridge is about the struggles of living in a world…


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,…


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 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…

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

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

+ ' The Fade Out;' Mark Rappaport Films & 'Five Nights at Freddy's'

When Sin City was released, it was a remarkable achievement – a comic book adaptation that didn’t look or feel like every other comic book adaptation release before it. It was bold, daring,…


‘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 joined Aaron to draw an…

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…


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…

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ features four formidable freaks and fisticuffs

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ features four formidable freaks and fisticuffs

Fistful of Film Fury #19

Of all the properties from the 1980s to make it big in pop culture, few would have placed bets in favour of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a black and white, somewhat gritty…

‘Money Madness’ has its faults but offers commentary on a timeless problem

‘Money Madness’ has its faults but offers commentary on a timeless problem

Friday Noir #107

When the aforementioned shift in mood occurs Money Madness finally engages with though-provoking material that adds far more complexity to the film than previously imagined. Simply put, the strategy Steve employs to get…

Wide World of Horror: ‘Hell’ – the sun brings death just as readily as it does life

Wide World of Horror: ‘Hell’ – the sun brings death just as readily as it does life

Dirty, grimy, and dusty, that’s how best to describe Hell. The heat can be felt, the dryness of the film comes off of the screen like a hot summer day in Chicago. Tim…


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 133 – ‘Back To The Future: The Animated Series’

Sketchy Episode 133 - 'Back To The Future: The Animated Series'

Sketchy finally gets around to Back To The Future: The Animated Series. Is the cartoon just as beloved as 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…

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…