Scream XXX: A Porn Parody

Scream XXX: A Porn Parody

film review by: Witney Seibold

 

I think the first big success in the current wave of porn parodies was “Not the Bradys XXX,” which was, at the time, a rather clever conceit. How many porn-fancying Gen-Xers, if they were honest with themselves, didn’t want to see Marcia and Jane getting it on? (more…)

Published in: on June 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm  Comments (3)  

Super 8

Super 8

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

J.J. Abrams‘ “Super 8” was likely pitched as a “high octane ‘E.T.’” (more…)

Published in: on June 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm  Comments (3)  

X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

I used to read “X-Men” comics in high school, and I know many other people who also used to read about the exploits of Professor X and his not-so-merry band of mutated superpowered humans. And while all superhero fans can relate to this following phenomenon (indeed, as can anyone who has seen a remake or an adaptation in recent years purely for nostalgia), there’s something about the geek lifestyle that is akin to being a lapsed Catholic, or an ex-military type, or a retired athlete. You may have given it up, or mellowed in your adolescent passion, but you’re still kind of in it. (more…)

Published in: on June 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

In a Glass Cage (1987)

In a Glass Cage

Film review by: Witney Seibold 

My twisted quest to find the worlds sickest and most twisted films has now led me to Agusí Villronga‘s 1987 art-house shocker “In a Glass Cage,” a film about pedophiles, Nazis, revenge torture, extreme fetish, and one of the weirdest sex scenes this side of David Cronenberg. (more…)

Published in: on June 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm  Comments (3)  

Submarine

Submarine

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Richard Ayoade‘s coming-of-age film “Submarine,” deftly captures what it is like to be a teenager is ways that films about teenagers rarely bother to approach. The film’s hero, a mop-topped, Bud-Cort-looking 15-year-old Welsh schoolboy named Lloyd Tate (played with a wide-eyed, gee-whiz desperation by Noah Taylor), is desperate to be cool, and has, as so many teenagers do, affected a rebellious persona for himself predicated on old records, French New-Wave films, and broody sojourns to the gray, gray seaside. (more…)

Published in: on June 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

The texture of the floor you crawled on as an infant. The smell of smoke on July 4th. The filter of light through your window. The warm baths. The playful roughhousing. Swimming. The night air. The weird neighbor. The uncle who leans in a little too close. The kid who got injured. The time you witnessed a horrible accident. The time you overheard an argument. Caught a glimpse of the adult world. The afternoon buzz. The bigness of your parents. The resentment. The moment of standing up. The moment of doubt. The largeness of life. The bitterness. The clutching on. The letting go. The largeness of your life. The smallness of your life. The largeness of life. (more…)

Published in: on June 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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