Ok, so you probably skipped the Oscars to watch The Walking Dead and Girls instead, and believe you me Spreadeagle author Kevin Killian gets that. Still it’s fun to see what stars show up looking high (Renee, the Kristens anyone?). Here’s the saucy highlight reel 2013 Academy Awards wrap-up to save you from your DVR.
Thirty years on there’s yet another cut of Sergio Leone’s epic of assimilation in the early 20th century, Once Upon A Time In America where murder, rape, booze and opium make the palette of a focus of nature, red in tooth and claw. Mark Asch reviews on the occasion of a Film Forum screening.
Medicine can be life saving, or poisonous. Can we come by the medicines we take without human guinea pigs? Where we once used prisoners, now there is a subculture of volunteers. Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher, directors of the much lauded October Country are back with a haunting document of the “off label” world. Off Label premiered this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival and is on to competition in Hotdocs in Toronto and then the San Francisco International Film Fest. Justin Stewart reviews.
Some big historically notable ship sank (again, on film), someone stuck their dick in pie, and Buffy was the hottest vampire SLAYER going. It was the 90s and it’s happening again in a theater near you. Ship sinking (but in 3D), pie molestors getting together for a reunion and more Vamps than you can shake a cross at. Oh and Cabin in the Woods, which is timeless right? Bradford Nordeen takes us to the multiplex.
Jon Raymond is the incredibly adroit screenwriter behind Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy, Old Joy, Meek’s Cutoff and the award winning tv miniseries Mildred Pierce. He’s also an author, and his latest novel Rain Dragon is reviewed here by filmmaker Donal Mosher (whose latest Off Label debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival tonight…review on that soon!). The two also sit down for a chat about the differences between script and prose writing and a heap of other tasty, sage stuff.