NYFF ’14: ‘Hill of Freedom’ – hysterical and wickedly intelligent in its depiction of everyday stupidity

NYFF ’14: ‘Hill of Freedom’ – hysterical and wickedly intelligent in its depiction of everyday stupidity

New York Film Festival 2014

For those unfamiliar with the work of South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo, his movies typically go something like this: some demotic people get together and drink a lot, and they talk about their…

2014 Fall Network TV Preview: Fridays and Sundays

2014 Fall Network TV Preview: Fridays and Sundays

Several network series return this week, but the fall season starts in earnest next week. Before the premieres kick off, here are SoS TV Editor Kate Kulzick, SoS Managing TV Editor Deepayan Sengupta,…

Fantastic Fest 2014: ‘When Animals Dream’ brings a gripping atmosphere to this coming-of-age story

Fantastic Fest 2014: ‘When Animals Dream’ brings a gripping atmosphere to this coming-of-age story

It is never clear what exactly Marie is turning into. The sudden manifestation of thick body hair would seem to suggest a werewolf, but When Animals Dream does not follow the normal werewolf…

Fantastic Fest 2014: ‘ABCs of Death 2′ is always watchable but rarely memorable

Fantastic Fest 2014: ‘ABCs of Death 2′ is always watchable but rarely memorable

It seems only natural for an expansive anthology like ABCs of Death 2 to offer up such a mixed bag of short films. There are 26 in total, each running for approximately four…


‘Swim Little Fish Swim’ is a multi-layered look at art and relationships in NYC

‘Swim Little Fish Swim’ is a multi-layered look at art and relationships in NYC

A musician conditioned by his anti-capitalistic beliefs, struggling to make a living for his wife and young daughter, finds hope from a runaway Parisian artist trying to escape the shadows of her famous…

The Nostalgia Files: ‘King Kong’ (1976) – World Trade Center Tribute

The Nostalgia Files: ‘King Kong’ (1976) – World Trade Center Tribute

On September 11th, 2001, a dark chapter in world history was written. The World Trade Center, the part of the Pentagon and thousands of lives were lost at the hands of terrorism. A…

The Essentials: Readings and Viewings on Godard’s Adieu au Langage

The Essentials: Readings and Viewings on Godard’s Adieu au Langage

Over fifty years after Godard helped changed the face of Western cinema with Breathless, his work remains divisive, innovative and for lack of a better word, avant-garde. While Adieu au Langage is Godard’s…

‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ is gravely misguided

‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ is gravely misguided

There is a moment in the new thriller, A Walk Among the Tombstones, that you really feel things shifting into overdrive. The unstable elements in the film collide to raise expectations for…


Doctor Who, Ep. 8.05, “Time Heist” a forgettable caper, despite stylish flourishes

Doctor Who, Ep. 8.05, “Time Heist” a forgettable caper, despite stylish flourishes

After weeks of memorable episodes, series eight of Doctor Who has its first dip with “Time Heist”, which sees the Doctor and Clara embroiled in a bank heist. Despite some fun visual flourishes…

2014 Fall Network TV Preview: Fridays and Sundays

2014 Fall Network TV Preview: Fridays and Sundays

Several network series return this week, but the fall season starts in earnest next week. Before the premieres kick off, here are SoS TV Editor Kate Kulzick, SoS Managing TV Editor Deepayan Sengupta,…

The Knick, Ep.1.06, “Start Calling Me Dad”: Placenta surgery, prostitutes, and child death

The Knick, Ep.1.06, “Start Calling Me Dad”: Placenta surgery, prostitutes, and child death

Just another day at the Knick

This week's episode begins with Thackery living up to his more whacky reputation, calling Bertie into work in the middle of the night to ramble on about his new coke-induced placenta surgery ideas.…

Z Nation, Ep. 1.02, “Fracking Zombies” gives bites of big action

Z Nation, Ep. 1.02, “Fracking Zombies” gives bites of big action

When it comes to zombie fiction in the recent couple of years, there has been a tendency for projects to bite off more than they can chew. With so many heavy themes being…


Port Townsend Film Festival: Day Two witnesses the epic ‘Return of the River’

Port Townsend Film Festival: Day Two witnesses the epic ‘Return of the River’

Day Two at the Port Townsend Film Festival heralded the arrival of legendary independent filmmaker, John Sayles.  Screening his Academy Award-nominated film, Lone Star, Sayles comes armed with many stories of horror and…

NYFF ’14: ‘Hill of Freedom’ – hysterical and wickedly intelligent in its depiction of everyday stupidity

NYFF ’14: ‘Hill of Freedom’ – hysterical and wickedly intelligent in its depiction of everyday stupidity

New York Film Festival 2014

For those unfamiliar with the work of South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo, his movies typically go something like this: some demotic people get together and drink a lot, and they talk about their…

Fantastic Fest 2014: ‘When Animals Dream’ brings a gripping atmosphere to this coming-of-age story

Fantastic Fest 2014: ‘When Animals Dream’ brings a gripping atmosphere to this coming-of-age story

It is never clear what exactly Marie is turning into. The sudden manifestation of thick body hair would seem to suggest a werewolf, but When Animals Dream does not follow the normal werewolf…

Fantastic Fest 2014: ‘ABCs of Death 2′ is always watchable but rarely memorable

Fantastic Fest 2014: ‘ABCs of Death 2′ is always watchable but rarely memorable

It seems only natural for an expansive anthology like ABCs of Death 2 to offer up such a mixed bag of short films. There are 26 in total, each running for approximately four…


Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 392: ‘Ghostbusters’ Franchise

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 392: ‘Ghostbusters’ Franchise

Czech-born but Canadian based Ivan Reitman first emerged as director of the little seen Foxy Lady, followed by the Canadian exploitation classic Cannibal Girls. Initially, Reitman was better known as a producer in…

Open Source #6: ‘Destiny’, ‘Minecraft’ and Twitch, Oh My!

Open Source #6: ‘Destiny’, ‘Minecraft’ and Twitch, Oh My!

  DON’T PANIC! The Open Source crew have returned after a brief break, complete with your irregularly scheduled broadcast of news, reviews and irrelevant rantings. It must have been a triple-paycheck month over…

The Televerse #159- That Mitchell and Webb Look with Alasdair Wilkins

The Televerse #159- That Mitchell and Webb Look with Alasdair Wilkins

The fall TV season is nearly upon us, bringing with it a slew of summer series finales and pilot previews and giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. Simon Howell…

Sketchy Episode 136 – ‘Ghost In The Shell’

Sketchy Episode 136 – ‘Ghost In The Shell’

This week, Sketchy covers another recent-classic of Anime. It’s 1995′s “Ghost In The Shell,” which is a well-known influence on The Matrix. Enjoy! Song Say My Name by Odesza Follow Sketchy ILoveWomen.org facebook.com/SketchyPodcast…


‘The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World’ Review

‘The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World’ Review

The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1 Story by Grant Morrison Art by Chris Sprouse Publisher: DC After the grand opening statement in last month’s first issue, Grant Morrison’s epic universe…

‘Hellraiser: Bestiary’ #2 features the best and the worst stories of the series yet

‘Hellraiser: Bestiary’ #2 features the best and the worst stories of the series yet

Hellraiser: Bestiary #2 Written by Various Art by Various Published by BOOM! The anthology series Hellraiser: Bestiary continues with the second issue, which features the best and the worst stories of the two issues yet. It…

‘Godzilla: Cataclysm’ #2 Review

‘Godzilla: Cataclysm’ #2 Review

Godzilla: Cataclysm #2 Written by Cullen Bunn Art by Dave Wachter Published by IDW **Full Spoilers** Godzilla: Cataclysm #1 was a good first issue, but seemed like it was running the risk of…

Miles Morales: ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ #5 is a Beautifully Colored Setup Issue

Miles Morales: ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ #5 is a Beautifully Colored Setup Issue

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #5 Written by Brian Michael Bendis Art by Dave Marquez Colors by Justin Ponsor Published by Marvel Comics In its role as a penultimate issue in a story arc, Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #5 fulfills…


‘Guacamelee!’ is ludicrous metroidvania fun

‘Guacamelee!’ is ludicrous metroidvania fun

Indie Express

One of the greatest things about the indie marketplace is how it has opened up the gaming medium in every direction imaginable. Take Guacamelee! for example: developer Drinkbox Studios wouldn't have had a…

A Week with ‘Destiny’

A Week with ‘Destiny’

Unless you were living under a rock last week, you took note of the highly anticipated release of Destiny, the MMO-styled first person shooter from Halo developer, Bungie. As of now, reviews of…

‘Final Fantasy XV’ premieres new TGS ’14 trailer

‘Final Fantasy XV’ premieres new TGS ’14 trailer

It's been almost 5 years since the last traditional Final Fantasy title, and with the mixed reactions that title received, it's not hard to see why. Final Fantasy XIII was a game-changer for…

A History of Violence: The Jack Thompson Story – Part One

A History of Violence: The Jack Thompson Story – Part One

Ask any gamer who Jack Thompson is, and it’s likely they’ll tell you not just who he is but exactly what they think of him, too. Long famed for his views on violence…


‘Swim Little Fish Swim’ is a multi-layered look at art and relationships in NYC

‘Swim Little Fish Swim’ is a multi-layered look at art and relationships in NYC

A musician conditioned by his anti-capitalistic beliefs, struggling to make a living for his wife and young daughter, finds hope from a runaway Parisian artist trying to escape the shadows of her famous…

‘Cause for Alarm’ is a gripping depiction of marital bliss gone awry

‘Cause for Alarm’ is a gripping depiction of marital bliss gone awry

Friday Noir #110

Here is a film operating on a simple enough premise that successfully winds up the tension with the greatest of ease. Just like little mechanical toys start performing their carefully programmed routines when…

Wide World of Horror: ’247°F’ – if the heat doesn’t get you, the run time will

Wide World of Horror: ’247°F’ – if the heat doesn’t get you, the run time will

There’s almost nothing more upsetting than a film that overstays its welcome. Trim somewhere around forty minutes to an hour off of 247°F and the end result would be a pretty great short…

A History of Violence: The Jack Thompson Story – Part One

A History of Violence: The Jack Thompson Story – Part One

Ask any gamer who Jack Thompson is, and it’s likely they’ll tell you not just who he is but exactly what they think of him, too. Long famed for his views on violence…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 392: ‘Ghostbusters’ Franchise

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 392: 'Ghostbusters' Franchise

Czech-born but Canadian based Ivan Reitman first emerged as director of the little seen Foxy Lady, followed by the Canadian…

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!! # 33: Sci-Fi Double Feature w/ The Zero Theorem & The Congress

Hey You Geeks!! # 33: Sci-Fi Double Feature w/ The Zero Theorem & The Congress

When we decided to do a double-feature episode on Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem and Ari Folman’s The Congress, we had…

Televerse

The Televerse #159- That Mitchell and Webb Look with Alasdair Wilkins

The Televerse #159- That Mitchell and Webb Look with Alasdair Wilkins

The fall TV season is nearly upon us, bringing with it a slew of summer series finales and pilot previews…

Open Source

Open Source #6: ‘Destiny’, ‘Minecraft’ and Twitch, Oh My!

Open Source #6: 'Destiny', 'Minecraft' and Twitch, Oh My!

  DON’T PANIC! The Open Source crew have returned after a brief break, complete with your irregularly scheduled broadcast of…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 136 – ‘Ghost In The Shell’

Sketchy Episode 136 - 'Ghost In The Shell'

This week, Sketchy covers another recent-classic of Anime. It’s 1995′s “Ghost In The Shell,” which is a well-known influence on…

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…

Darkness Becomes You Podcast

Darkness Becomes You Bonus Podcast: True Detective Mix-Tape

Darkness Becomes You Bonus Podcast: True Detective Mix-Tape

True Detective is many things – a beautifully poised, slow and ominous work of a mature, sure-handed director, and a show…