Big Money Rustlas

Big Money Rustlas

Film review by: Witney Seibold

The Insane Clown Posse is a baffling phenomenon. Based out of Detroit, they are a horrorcore rap group of white men who wear garish, frightening clown makeup, espouse the typical gangsta criminal lifestyle (often singing about rape and murder), and, as was recently revealed, are vitriolically anti-intellectual, and even claim to be Pentecostal Christians posing as popular entertainment. (more…)

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Published in: on October 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm  Comments (3)  

Hereafter

Hereafter

Film review by: Witney Seibold

There are three stories in “Hereafter,” and it’s loaded with incident, but, thanks to Clint Eastwood‘s usual softly deft directing, and penchant for gentle, climax-free storytelling, it feels almost incidental. (more…)

Published in: on October 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

RED (2010)

RED (2010)

Film review by: Witney Seibold

There’s something kind of old-school about Robert Schwentke’s “RED.” It’s a thriller about classy sixty- and seventysomethings in classy situations, dealing with old school villains like Russians and corrupt politicians. It’s not shot in a gritty, “realistic” shakeycam style, but in a bright, chipper, clear fashion, that lends to humor rather than action. (more…)

Published in: on October 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Oliver Stone‘s “Wall Street” (1987) was such an impactful film, that it is shown, to this day, in classrooms across the country to teach students the dangers of certain economic thinking. (more…)

Published in: on October 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

Freakonomics

Freakonomics

Film review by: Witney Seibold

This anthology documentary purports to blow the lid off of the way the American economy works, and how it’s influenced by unseen and unseeable influences. It essentially takes the easy road, throws its hand up and says that your guess is as good as ours. This is hardly a novel concept, and has been explored in better films (I hear that “Inside Job” is pretty infuriating), and it lends to an ultimately pointless film, but, luckily, we have some talented superstar doc directors to take us on an amusing journey. (more…)

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The Top-10 Most Pretentious Horror Films

The Top-10 Most Pretentious Horror Films

Article by: Witney Seibold

Happy Halloween again. (more…)

Published in: on October 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Score (1972)

Score

Film review by: Witney Seibold

There was a time when adult films were made for adults, and not gasping adolescents who are addicted to the Internet. Back in the 1970s, porn wnet mainstram for the first time, and what better way to take a view of that than Radley Metzger’s 1972 bisexual chic classic “Score.” (more…)

Published in: on October 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm  Comments (6)  

The Top-10 Scariest Demons

The Top-10 Scariest Demons

Article by: Witney Seibold

Happy upcoming Halloween. (more…)

Published in: on October 8, 2010 at 9:45 am  Leave a Comment  

Catfish

Catfish

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Nev Schulman is a handsome and naïve twentysomething living in the big city, working as a dance photographer, and sharing an office with his documentarian brother Rel Schulman, and Rel’s associate Henry Joost. When Nev received a painting in the mail of one of his photos, recently published in the New York Times, he begins to seek out a rapport with the artist, an 8-year-old girl named Abby living in Michigan. Abby and Nev talk a lot, and Nev becomes good friends with Abby and Abby’s mother Angela, communicating online and by phone. They become friend on Facebook, and Nev soon enters the social circle of Abby and Abby’s family. (more…)

Published in: on October 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Town

The Town

Film review by: Witney Seibold

While “The Town” does not have the psychological heft of Ben Affleck‘s last directorial effort, “Gone, Baby, Gone,” nor is it marked by that film’s performing aplomb, “The Town” is still possessed of that local Bostonian authenticity that Affleck has now proven he is so good at directing, and it’s still a powerful crime drama. (more…)

Published in: on October 7, 2010 at 2:04 pm  Leave a Comment