SOUTHLANDER: Diary of a Mediocre Filmmaker

Watching Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician, I found myself asking the question: who is this for? For a movie that postures like a knowing in-joke, it’s really tough to identify who is supposed to be in on the joke. Struggling musicians? The hangers-on on the margins of Hollywood? Aspiring filmmakers? Director Steve Hanfts friends?…

Cannonball

Reality is a cannonball Crashing through your safe house Knocking you off your fat couch Smashing your zombie drool TV Fucking up the entitled comfort It rips your previous privacy apart Not giving a fuck about your opinion Explosive round of self examination Privilege punks protesting privilege Sore losers rally chapped asses Booing and spewing…

Herk’s Carnival of Cinematic Perfection

Although I didn’t know it at the time, I was introduced to the work of Herk Harvey through Mystery Science Theater 3000. Harvey made educational and industrial shorts in the 1950s for the ominously named Centron Corporation. One such production examined the consequences of academic cheating with hilariously heavy handed existential weight. It was rightfully…

Who You Gonna Call?

Listen to my full discussion with my partner-in-crime, Dan Scully, on my podcast, I Like To Movie Movie. I had so much fun with Ghostbusters, I just had to see it again, and this time in multiple dimensions (puns!). There’s a good chance you’re reading this and don’t already know this about me – I…

Two of a Grind: Demons are Real!

Satanic rituals! Pregnancy! Death Cults! Rubber Suited monsters! This week on Two of a Grind we come to warn you: demons are real… or are they? These two films now streaming on The Grindhouse Channel feature a couple of satanic conspiracies, that may or may not exist only in the deteriorating minds of their protagonists.…

Grindhouse Film Misses the Mark But Shows Great Promise

Imagine, for a second, the idealistic throwback grindhouse slaughterfest: Sepia-toned desert? Check. The blown-off face of a man kissed against a car window? Check. A woman limping along while a white man with issues chases her? Check and check. Carnage Park, the fifth film from director Mickey Keating (Darling, POD), oozes aesthetic. From the way…

Klank, Just Being Klank

You won’t hear many comparisons to other artists in this review of Klank’s album Urban Warfare. That is because Klank is not trying to be anyone else – Klank is just being Klank. The five members: Klank Diolosa – Guitar & Vox, Pat Servedio – guitars, keys & programming, Danny Owsley – guitars, Charlie Parker…

Two of a Grind: July 5th Edition

Still feeling patriotic after yesterday’s festivities? Or maybe just hungover and in need of a good “hangover movie” or two? You’re in luck, because today’s Two of a Grind features two war movies and what is more American than war? While the greatest war film of all time, Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, is available for…