Dreams of Sexless Sex: The Farsighted’s Introduction to MUBI

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s Stream a Little Stream is our first MUBI edition of recommendations. It also is a double feature entry into The Cinephile Files.] If you haven’t heard about Mubi, let me take the opportunity to recommend it. They have an interesting take on the streaming service model. Instead of offering you a…

Attonito and Company At It Again with SIMPLICITY

It never ceases to amaze me how many successful bands New Jersey has produced, more specifically the town of New Brunswick. The Rutgers University city has produced acts that include Bon Jovi, The Smithereens, Catch 22/Streetlight, The Gaslight Anthem, Midtown, Thursday, and the topic of this review – The Bouncing Souls. Playing a basement in…

Ricky Baker: Once Rejected, Now Accepted

I didn’t choose the skux life, the skux life chose me Quirk is easy to pull off. Put a couple mismatched oddballs together, add some kitschy anachronisms, ironic sentimentality, vintage style, deadpan humor, and maybe throw in a pair of gym socks or a sweat band, and you’ve got quirk. Good quirk, on the other…

Follow Friday

Happy Friday! It’s my daughter’s fifth birthday today, so I’m covering things she likes in today’s Follow Friday. Instagram @igreads She loves it when we read to her. This ‘grammer focuses on featured reads from other users. Simply tag your book with #igreads to share with the community! ❉ @veronronicaca ❉ follow @igreads tag your…

The Cinephile Files: The Strange Case of EUREKA

Eureka is a beautiful, mysterious film filled with themes of greed, lust and paranoia.  The film opens with us in a blizzard to see Jack McCann (Gene Hackman), a gold prospector, nearly freeze to death before being rescued by a fortune teller (Helena Kallianiotes). She arranges for through “supernatural” means for Jack to hit rich.…

The Allstate Guy and His “Identical” Brother

Vincent Towers has murdered his father. The police suspect him, but they don’t have enough evidence to prove it. They’re closing in. Unbeknownst to everyone in Vincent’s social circle, he has a nearly identical half-brother, Clay. After his father’s funeral, Vincent invites Clay to come out to stay with for the week at his home…

ACCIDENTAL INCEST… Not for Everyone

Accidental Incest is the story of two depraved misanthropes, Milton and Kendra (Johnny Sederquist, Elyssa Baldassarri), who (as the title suggests) are relatives: brother and sister. Of course, they don’t find this out until after they’ve had sex.  Both happen to get murdered, go to heaven, and get a second chance from their respective guardian…

Take Me to the Grindhouse, Eh?

Eternal Evil is a Canadian horror film about a man who learns astral projection, then begins to do it in his sleep unintentionally. Soon, his unintentional projections become uncontrollable and he commits horrible, violent actions. He’s a supernatural sleepwalk (or sleepfly, as it were) killer and he doesn’t know how to stop. Among the supporting…

New Music Monday: The Roundup, August 8th Edition

We’ve got lots of good tunes for you this week… a few new albums, some upcoming tour dates, and more! Local Philly singer-songwriter Avi Wisnia is back East from his recent West Coast tour. He’s playing some great shows this month, including a few notable ones below: Philadelphia Folk Festival, Sunday Aug Grounds For Sculpture…

Drug Fueled Pregnancies Never End Well

It’s easy to want to like Antibirth. It’s a glitchy, hazy drug movie that goes in some interesting gross out body horror directions. Its character list is full of slackers: users, dealers, the barely housed, the barely employed. These are people who think nothing of the ongoing pursuit of hedonism because there’s nothing else going…

The Diamond in the Rough

This brings my viewing of the Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol. 2 collection from Arrow Films to a close, and I think it turns out I actually watched these in the right order. While Murder Unincorporated didn’t really work for me and Tokyo Mighty Guys only succeeded by being a sensible narrative, Danger Pays was a…

TOWER: Charles Whitman vs. the Goodness of Humanity

50 years ago today, August 1st, 1966 that Charles Whitman made his way to the university tower’s upper balcony, equipped with a sniper rifle, and opened fire. Tower retells the story of his victims, of the heroes who stepped up. The film combines animation with archival footage, voice actors with actual interviews, to trace the…