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Film Review: Elder Island (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Based on the true events revolving around Beaver Island, Michigan, and King James Strang… Elder Island. 1856. Peter Wiggentstein turned to the men of the five island families around him and warned, “Tell nothing of this,” as the men all looked at the body of their former Reverend – gunned down just outside his own home …

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Film Review: Meow (short film) (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: MEOW is a bloodstained genre mash offering life lessons in demonic cats, dubious landlords and overbearing mothers. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have MEOW, a crowd funded short film written and directed by Christopher Jopp. This is the story of Sam (Eleonore Dendy), who is moving into a new apartment all by herself, much …

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Film Review: American Scumbags (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: American Scumbags is the new full length feature by Denver filmmaker Dakota Bailey. The film features three interconnected stories revolving around heroin addicted drug dealer/hitman Johnny (Dakota Bailey), sadistic psychopath convict Billy (Darrien Fawkes) and drug kingpin Chester (Fred Epstein). The film takes the viewer into a seedy underworld where crime and drugs rule. REVIEW: What …

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Film Review: Stille Nacht (1969)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A Materialaktion (an art performance/happening in which objects are used to create an art piece) by Viennese Aktionist Otto Muehl. The setting is a solemn Christmas celebration REVIEW: Austrian artist and filmmaker Otto Muehl was the co-founder of, and one of the main participants in, the Viennese Actionism “movement” (see also Gunter Brus, Kurt Kren, Hermann …

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Film Review: Firestarter (1984)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A father and daughter are on the run from the government, the duo isn’t in trouble for tax evasion though…you see Andy and Charlie are special. Due to experiments conducted on Andy during his college days he is now a telekinetic, Charlie his daughter is more dangerous however since she is a pyrokinetic. The government wants …

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Film Review: 6/64: Mama und Papa (Materialaktion Otto Muhl) (short film) (1964)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A short and EXPLICIT art film from Otto Mühl and Kurt Kren. REVIEW: Kurt Kren, the director of 6/64: Mama und Papa (Materialaktion Otto Muhl), is quite an interesting figure. He was an Austrian avant-garde filmmaker, involved in creating a series of experimental films over the years. He became a part of the early punk scene …

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