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Ki-ki-ki … ah-ah-ah

October 13, 2006
It's Friday the 13th -- just the very day I like to dust off my hockey mask, hustle to the nearest lake, and start...

AMERICAN HARDCORE: the complete interview

October 10, 2006
*The following is an (extremely) expanded version of an interview that appears in this week’s San Francisco Bay Guardian. Director Paul Rachman and writer Steven...

Keegan McHargue’s opening in NYC

October 10, 2006
By Mirissa Neff Better late than never right? Way back on September 21st I checked out the opening of Keegan McHargue's show The Control Group...

Why sleep when there are docs to watch??

October 9, 2006
That's my motto. I'm gonna get it tattooed in Olde English letters across my stomach, "Thug Life"-style. With the two question marks and everything....

Poppin’ and popcorn

October 6, 2006
Well, this comes as absolutely no surprise. As the Hollywood Reporter noted today, Newmarket Films is running into difficulties with the distribution of Death...

Bongmania and Perverse Penance: Vancouver International Film Festival, Days 3 & 4

The weekend is a time for perversion and penance, so what better way to begin mine at the Vancouver International Film Festival than with...

The loneliness of the long-distance runner

October 2, 2006
Documentaries are taking over my life. Lately, everything I wanna watch is either true or the next best thing. So it was only...

World Wide Web: Vancouver International Film Festival, Day Two

My second day at the Vancouver International Film Festival brought white lines of thin girls, silent film shadows, a Unabomber web, and American telemarketing...

Cat’s Eye: Vancouver International Film Fest, Day One

September 29, 2006
Toronto presents North America's mad mad mad world fall film fest option, while Vancouver gives post-Hollywood cinemaniacs a quieter, more contemplative choice. Thanks to...

27 cocks, 4 circle jerks, and a Human Urinal: The Almost Fabulous Intern goes to Folsom

September 28, 2006
Because I simply can't stand virgins (something about their Winnie the Pooh pyjamas), I sent my leather virgin intern, the one and only Justin...

Oh the humanity — and the genius of TV Carnage

September 27, 2006
A poodle-permed Rosie O'Donnell horrifying John Ritter? John Walsh in full effect? It's all in a day's tele-trawling for Derrick Beckles, aka Pinky, of...

The man behind America’s Biggest Dick

September 26, 2006
Dick Fucking Cheney is uncensored and exceptionally ornery in Bryan Boyce's short video America's Biggest Dick, which someone other than Boyce posted to YouTube,...

This charming Animal Charmer

September 26, 2006
No I'm not taking about the late Crocodile Hunter, I'm talking about Jim Fetterley of the duo Animal Charm. Along with Rich Bott (and...

Act naturally

September 26, 2006
I interviewed writer-director-editor-supporting actor Andrew Bujalski last year, prior to Funny Ha Ha’s August 2005 opening at the Red Vic. He’d actually completed his...

True religion genes

September 25, 2006
Tory in Jesus Camp. Copyright Magnolia Pictures. Fascinated disgust and aghast amusement are two feelings I don't experience often enough. Jesus Camp elicits both in...

Word up

September 24, 2006
Casual readers of this blog might deduce that all I ever do is watch movies. Well, that's mostly true. But I do a few...

The heroes BITE BACK!

September 18, 2006
From the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim show, Robot Chicken. So ridiculously stupidly funny.

One strike and you’re out

September 17, 2006
DVD available from Choices Video. My introduction to director William Gazecki came with his 1997 debut, the Oscar-nominated doc Waco: The Rules of Engagement. I...

Toronto International Film Festival: Five for the road

September 14, 2006
B. Ruby Rich reflects on some of her favorite TIFF '06 moments. * The scene: the world premiere of Dixie Chicks: Shut Up And Sing....

Toronto International Film Festival: When Bond met Qui-Gon

September 14, 2006
Michelle Devereaux reports. Before the world premiere screening of Seraphim Falls at the Elgin Theatre Wednesday night, Pierce Brosnan acted gruff and uncomfortable onstage,...

Toronto International Film Festival: Viggo, we love you, yeah yeah yeah

September 13, 2006
Celebrity sightings? Michelle Devereaux just spotted God at this year's Toronto International Film Festival: Toronto, Wednesday, 12:09am: I have just left the Ryerson Theatre, where...

The Kirby grip: A talk with director of This Film is Not Yet Rated

September 12, 2006
While briefly in San Francisco during an intense media tour promoting his much-buzzed doc This Film is Not Yet Rated, filmmaker Kirby Dick sat...