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"The best American horror picture of the year, period." – Twitch ... Aubrey and Paul are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary, and their four grown-up children have returned home with their partners to help them do so. During the party, a group of violent assailants wearing animal ... Read more
“The good music documentaries don't begin by assuming you care; they end by making you.” - Keven McAlester ... Former music journalist, Keven McAlester, portraits one of rock ‘n' roll's most tragic figures, Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson of the infamous Thirteenth Floor Elevators in You're ... Read more
After her stepson's tragic shotgun suicide. Joan Dougherty was inspired to start a company that specialises in cleaning crime scenes. With amazing good humour, Dougherty relates the typically bizarre but sometimes blackly comic nature of her grim profession. Some things are better left unknown but ... Read more
A second-rate crooner sings to his love, while his face becomes a permutating landscape. A bizarre animation. reminiscent of Godley & Creme's Cry. ... Read more
In a pre-credit sequence, a hunky young stud, Gary (Jason Patric), sweating from exercise hisses dramati­cally, "I think you're a great lay." As it transpires, he is dictating the line into a tape recorder, rehearsing it to be used on a number of different women. As just one exam­ple of the ... Read more
“This film is an easy Oscar contender.” - Stan Lee In 2005, the FBI determined that the number one domestic terrorist threat to the USA were animal rights activists. This surprising statement motivated documentary maker Curt Johnson to dive deeper into the animal rights debate; more ... Read more
“A lovely example of what a surefooted filmmaker can achieve with a game and talented cast and a generous, heartfelt story.” - The Guardian ... When Iris sends best friend Jack off to her family's holiday shack for a break, it turns out not to be the quiet, soul-reviving opportunity he was ... Read more
The story of a whole generation is symbolised in this portrait of a witty and independent woman, Yudie. ... Read more
The portrayal of what the son sees in the life of his father. Dr. Yukawa, Japan's Nobel prizewinner, and his world of cosmotrones. ... Read more
Les Blank marries his obsession with spicy, down home food and his fascination for the Cajuns and Creoles of Southern Louisiana, to create this mouth watering exploration into the cooking and culture of the region. From the bayous and prairies where this unique cuisine originated, to the New ... Read more
Directed by Xan Cassavetes, daughter of legendary actor-director John Cassavetes, [Z Channel] is an engrossing account of a TV phenomenon topped off by a bizarre murder-suicide. Jerry Harvey was a visionary programmer whose dream of bringing a perpetual film festival to Los Angeles resulted in ... Read more
Shot in the deserts of Arizona, Antonioni's first American film tells of two young people whose paths cross for a single day and night. In the morning he goes to his death, and the girl escapes into fantasy, depicted in the final spectacular scene of the film. ... Read more
Zbig Rybczynski VISIONary Poland/USA ... Filmmaker, video artist, animator, effects wizard, visionary music clip director, new media pioneer: Polish-born iconoclast Zbig Rybczynski is all of these. Rybczynski (who now resides in the USA) has been at the forefront of the global development of new ... Read more
Mouldy, decaying foods long forgotten in the depths of the refrigerator rise up against the fresh ingredients, their skirmishes soon escalating into total war. Foodstuffs morph, march, disintegrate, dance and explode in extravagant displays of color and form, culminating in a grand finale sequence ... Read more
Zero Day USAOn 1 May 2001 high-school pals Andre and Cal walked onto their school campus in Middle America with an arsenal of weaponry, intent on unleashing bloody mayhem. In the lead up to the planned massacre, the self-named 'army of Two' used video cameras to record their plans as well as the ... Read more
The story of two enemies, business rivals, and perhaps conspirators - Zero and Steinmetz, and of Vivian, Zero's secretary and constant companion. Time, as well as moving in the ordinary sense, moves backward and forward in history and into projections of the future so that Zero and Steinmetz have ... Read more
The ever-changing moods of air during the course of a day as observed by a sailplane pilot in search of updrafts. ... Silver Wing Award, Vichy Festival; Bronze Award, New York Film and TV Festival. ... Read more
... ... Les Blank's long association with the Melbourne Film Festival ' continues with Ziveli, an anthropologtcal document on the culture and music of the Serbian-American communities of Chicago and California. ... ... ... 'Although the Serbs are a relatively small ethnic group, they have ... Read more
“We can all come away comforted that in academia, as in poetry and science, adored ‘rock stars' can be old, paunchy, and less than beautiful.” - Village Voice ... Philosopher, Slavoj Zizek, is one of the most important - and outrageous - cultural theorists working today, spouting a fusion of ... Read more
Denise takes her marriage vows seriously. It should come as no surprise then that when her new hubby Danny is attacked and infected by a zombie sailor, she stands right by her man... at least up until he starts looking at her like lunch! ... A nicely nasty twist on the traditional zombie movie ... Read more
In 2005, a 45 year-old executive was anonymously delivered to hospital with a perforated colon. Following his subsequent death, videotapes found at his home showed him having sex with an Arabian stallion. The ensuing media coverage and public outcry over this incident uncovered a secret community ... Read more
An ecobalance is established in New York City. ... Read more
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