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Tag Archive for 'Joe Swanberg'

The Sacrament (Blu-ray Review)

I’m a big big fan of up and coming indie horror director Ti West.  He reached me in an incredible way with his breakout film House Of The Devil and I’ve been following his career with great excitement ever since.  His follow up, The Innkeepers was a great little follow up with a more modern […]

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Ti West’s THE SACRAMENT Will Chill You To The Bone August 19th!

Ever since House Of The Devil, Ti West will always have my attention and my dollar.  I’m very interested in anything he does.  His latest effort, The Sacrament, I caught on VOD a few months ago as it didn’t play in any theaters here.  And its a pretty unique little animal he’s constructed.  Yes, groan […]

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Lamb Next, Tiger Next, Fox Next, ‘You’re Next’ (Movie Review)

I was just talking about the effectiveness of simplicity in another review and now we have a simple and efficiently made horror flick, titled You’re Next.  Despite having been lingering around for a couple years, this is a horror flick that has maintained its positive buzz since debuting at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival […]

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‘Drinking Buddies’ Have A Fun, Improv-Heavy, Good Time (Movie Review)

Drinking Buddies is a step forward in the film world for writer/director Joe Swanberg, who has specialized in making films of the mumblecore variety.  To catch some up on what that term means, the concept of mumblecore revolves around independent films that are very low budget, largely improvised by the performers (generally amateur actors), and […]

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‘V/H/S’ Brings On Grainy Anthology Horror

I love the idea of anthology horror films and wish there was more of them.  I love Creepshow, for example, and the most recent anthology horror flick that I really enjoyed, Trick r Treat, is another delightful entry as well.  I think it has to do with seeing lots of ideas packed into one feature […]

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SXSW Film Festival: ‘V/H/S’ (Movie Review)

Back when V/H/S (which, for brevity and sanity’s sake, we’re going to call VHS from here on out) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, the word on the street was that directors Ti West, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence, David Bruckner, Adam Wingard, and Glenn McQuaid had crafted one helluva found-footage horror anthology:  reports had audience […]

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‘A Horrible Way To Die’ on Blu-ray September 6th

Forget everything you’ve ever seen in a serial killer movie and get ready for the chiller that stunned festival audiences around the world! Named one of Movieline’s Most Anticipated Films of 2011, Anchor Bay Films releases the atmospheric thriller A Horrible Way to Die September 6th on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Officially selected by such prestigious […]

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