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FANTASIA 2017: A Brief Look at Glass Eye’s MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

There’s no denying that female directors are making a name for themselves as of late, and quite frankly it’s absolutely beautiful to see. If there’s anyone that deserves major credit, it’s Ana Asensio. Not only is Most Beautiful Island a powerhouse of a directorial debut, but Ana also produced, wrote, and starred in this 80…

The Kid in Black Recommends: Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights New Album, BROOKLYN BABY!

Welcome back to The Kid in Black Recommends! Today, I am recommending Brooklyn Baby! by Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights. It has 13 songs and I like most of them a lot. My favorite is “Pizza”… it’s funny and I like the beat. I was wondering why the album is called Brooklyn Baby. I know…

THE DRILLER KILLER is Dirty, Nasty, and Wonderful

There are those who kill violently. So says the poster’s tagline, enticing splatter fans to a bloody piece of exploitation. And the film definitely delivers on that promise. Abel Ferrara’s The Driller Killer is a scuzzy 1979 slasher about an artist cracking under the pressure of barely getting by in the squalor of pre-Giuliani New…