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)  

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  

Stripperland

Stripperland

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

The true spirit of exploitation film lies, I think, in its inherent joy. Sure, it may be catering to our basest desires to see blood, guts, monsters and tits, but the makers of the best exploitation movies have a genuine love for the aesthetics of trash. Not so for the makers of the recent straight-to-video horror comedy “Stipperland,” who seem to be getting their motivation from a much uglier place. (more…)

Published in: on May 20, 2011 at 2:19 pm  Comments (1)  

The Sins of Madame Bovary (1969)

The Sins of Madame Bovary

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

I was astonished at how well Hans Schott-Schöbinger’s 1969 pseudo-erotic potboiler “The Sins of Madame Bovary” mirrored Gustave Flaubert’s 1856 masterpiece. (more…)

Published in: on May 11, 2011 at 12:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Stake Land

Stake Land

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

                Here’s my new theory: The color of blood in your vampire movie will necessarily dictate its tone. (more…)

Published in: on April 22, 2011 at 11:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Scream 4

Scream 4

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Of course I was apprehensive. (more…)

Published in: on April 15, 2011 at 12:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Super

Super

Film review by: Witney Seibold

While James Gunn‘s “Super” is structured like a comedy, it is, in fact, an unbearably tragic film. (more…)

Published in: on April 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

Source Code

Source Code

Film review by: Witney Seibold

“Source Code” is a film that’s not exactly about time travel, but is still rife with all the logical, paradoxical problems commonly encountered in time travel stories. (more…)

Published in: on April 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Zack Snyder‘s “Sucker Punch” kind of made my face ache. (more…)

Published in: on March 25, 2011 at 10:34 am  Comments (4)  
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