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Review: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

A couple weeks ago was the finale for the forty-first season of Saturday Night Live. At one point, fairly late in the show, a familiar title screen came up: "An SNL Digital Short" For people who loved everything from "Lazy Sunday" to "...

 
 
 
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The Lonely Island movie has begun filming

It's been a while since we've heard news on the Lonely Island's upcoming movie, but now that we have we're once again excited. The movie now has a title... we think. Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie may just be a moniker or it c...

 
 
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Review: Frankenstein's Army

When it's firing on all cylinders, Frankenstein's Army is a great monster movie. The creatures that appear on screen have an odd aesthetic to them: warped, fascistic, mechanized; rusty and pockmarked and necrotic; it's humanity perverted in...

 
 
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Review: Behind the Camera: Why Mr. E Went to Hollywood

As a reviewer, there's only so many, there is a constant cloud hanging over my head questioning whether or not I am just deluding myself into thinking I can about a film. I'm always asking myself if I have the knowledge or the context or ev...

 
 
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This Is Spinal Tap soundtrack getting reissued on vinyl

This Is Spinal is one of the best movies of the 1980s and one my my favorite movies of all time. It's still the grandaddy of the mockumentary genre, and I don't think it'll be topped in terms of execution or sheer quality. The soundtrack to...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Luke's Change

Did you ever think the Death Star may have blown up a little too easily? In a parody of the 9/11 conspiracy film Loose Change (complete with hilariously overbearing backing track), Graham Putnam's Luke's Change  is a short film t...

 
 
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Review: The Bay

[This review was originally posted as part of our 2012 New York Film Festival coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the wider theatrical release of the film.] Found-footage films can be tricky. In most of them, there's a single ca...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Kinshasa Kids

[For the next month, we will be covering the 50th New York Film Festival. Keep coming back to Flixist for news, features, and reviews of some of the most anticipated films on the festival circuit in 2012. Check out all of our coverage here....

 
 
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Review: A Necessary Death

On its poster, Wes Craven's 1972 film Last House on the Left used the tagline, "To avoid fainting, keep repeating, It's only a movie ... only a movie ... only a movie ..." I don't think the film is quite that intense, but as a bit of m...

 
 
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Review: One Hundred Years of Evil

It's important for a mockumentary to be believable. Real documentaries can fall back on their legitimacy if things ever take a turn for the ridiculous, but mockumentaries can't do that. The instant you question a mockumentary, it begins to ...

 
 
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Jon Stewart producing film on jailed former guest Bahari

Back in 2009, the Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari was arrested during the Iranian election protests. He was imprisoned for 118 days, with all but eleven of those days spent in solitary confinement. His experience was obviously terrifying ...

 
 
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Review: Certifiably Jonathan

If you haven't heard of Jonathan Winters, you've certainly seen his influence. While the bulk of his comedic career was in the fifties and sixties, Winters is the inspiration for many modern comedians, if not their hero. Robin Williams want...

 
 




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Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"PHASE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""

 

The Nightingale"Heed the black bird's call"

 

The VelociPastor"Not to be confused with The TriceraCops"

 

Nekrotronic"Pokemon GHOST"

 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 3)"Space is warped and time is bendable"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episodes 12-13 - "The..."No one in this show is allowed to be happy"

 

Fast &Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"Enough fist bumps to put you into a bro coma"

 

Flixist on YouTube - Movie Reviews in Review (Once Upon a Time..."Can you feel the Quinten Tarintino love tonight? "

 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"Tarantino sure loves movies, doesn't he?"

 

Luz"The creativity of constraint"

 

SXSW The Art of Self-Defense"Masculinity deconstructed"

 

The Lion King"Play it again, Simba"

 

Iron Sky: The Coming Race"Bigger budget, older jokes"