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  • Hollywood 90028

    Hollywood 90028

    ★★★★★

    Michelle: "Do you live alone?"
    Mark: "Everybody lives alone."

    Quite possibly the greatest, least discussed, and nearly forgotten film about Los Angeles and its beautifully, tragically endemic culture of twenty-somethings who have abandoned family, friends, and the comforts of home in pursuit of big city dreams. It is a reality that everybody recognizes, but that few would ever openly admit - especially to one another. Life in LA is frequently difficult, at times utterly unmanageable, and by default requires of…

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  • Mile 22

    Mile 22

    ★★★

    Peter Berg thinks he can be the new Tony Scott. But he cannot. No, sir.

    This is a FUCKING mess, especially on account of its hyper-kinetic, ADD-style editing combined with its characters who are all basically bumping chests with each other and saying "What? Come on, bro. Make a move!" Even so, there's something kind of (legitimately) stunning and even fun about this blustery late summer espionage entry in that it lays out every beat from the start and yet…

  • Slender Man

    Slender Man

    ★★½

    Say what you want about this otherworldly, betentacled, child-abducting forest dweller: he may a supernatural slimeball, but he always looks sharp.

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  • The Punisher

    The Punisher

    ★★★★★

    Forget PUNISHER: WAR ZONE. Goldblatt made an 80s action masterpiece.

    10 reasons why you should stop everything and watch THE PUNISHER now:

    1. Dolph Lundgren (!) as Frank Castle / The Punisher.
    2. Jeroen Krabbe (!) as the new don of the Italian mafia.
    3. Explosions. Lots of 'em. Explosions within explosions.
    4. Scuba-Ninjas. Stop. Read it again. Fucking scuba-ninjas!
    5. A deadly woman who crucifies a man with her earrings.
    6. A vision of Castle as a broken, fragile,…

  • Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    ★★★★

    "If something excites you, be brave. And go! Try to do it good, but do it." - Menahem Golan

    Two cousins, their sincere love of cinema, and the collapse of their empire.

    Hartley's previous doc (MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED!) fell victim to a sad tragedy in that it spent ninety agonizing minutes making fun of and shaming its subject matter. ELECTRIC BOOGALOO begins with the same regrettable tone, calling the films "silly," "stupid," and "low budget," but after 15 minutes, the…