dark        

 
 

#Satire

FRONT PAGE


 photo

SXSW Review: The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of  Self-Defense is the kind of film that continually evolves from the moment you start watching it. Actually, it probably starts changing even before that. Its plot description belies its actuality and even if you've seen dire...

 
 
 photo

The one with Sian's best films of 2018

Undoubtedly there have been a whole host of brilliant films in 2018 - and several completely terrible ones which I wish I could scratch out of my memory forever yet continue to haunt my dreams. I'm looking at you, Wonder Wheel (more li...

 
 
 photo

Review: South Park - Season 22

I can't think of many other shows on television that have remained relevant after 10 seasons. There is almost always a dip in quality with regards to writing either because the original showrunners have left or networks start to influence t...

 
 
 photo

Review: Sorry to Bother You

Every time Tessa Thompson's character in Sorry to Bother You shows up, she is wearing a new pair of earrings of her own design. These serve as the perfect metaphor for the movie itself: they are big, impractical, provocative, lack...

 
 
 photo

Review: Roseanne: Season 10

Revivals of a classic TV show isn’t exactly a new thing, but the concept has been kicked into overdrive lately. I can’t imagine anyone was clamoring for a Hawaii Five-0 or Knight Rider reboot, but here we are with both existing....

 
 
 photo

How has no one made a killer gun movie yet?

The upcoming release of Vampire Clay, a movie in which possessed clay comes to life with flesh eating gusto, has had me wondering about movies in which inanimate objects kill people. We have dolls, cars, tomatoes, refrigerators, beds, video...

 
 
 photo

The 'Netflix is a Joke' campaign is incredible marketing

Last night was the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, a ceremony where our beloved television industry pats itself on the back and tells itself how good they did. It's a night full of accolades for those who excelled in the entertainme...

 
 
 photo

Palme D'Or winning The Square coming to theaters October 27th

It is unfortunate that over here in America we rarely get to see entrants in the Cannes Film Festival in theaters outside of the yearly American entries and if we're lucky the Palme D'Or or Un Certain Regard winners. I guess this year we ca...

 
 
AMERICA photo

Four patriotic movies to watch on the Fourth of July

The most patriotic of our major American holidays is upon us and for many that means barbeques, a day off from work, and fireworks. But me? Barbeques aren't the same for me since I don't eat meat, I work today because freedom ain't free, ...

 
 
Review: Rock'n Roll photo

Tribeca Capsule Review: Rock'n Roll

I feel like I might have appreciated Rock'n Roll more if I was familiar with French pop culture and the country's film industry. Writer, director, and star Guillaume Canet packs his comedy with real-life French celebrities playing surreal c...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 photo

First trailer for Our Brand is Crisis ditches the comedy

Let's talk for a moment about David Gordon Green because he directed The Brand is Crisis, and he's kind of all over the place. He's famous for Pineapple Express, and like any good director who went mainstream in a certain genre he followed ...

 
 
Cult Club: Putney Swope photo

The Cult Club: Putney Swope (1969)

New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, in one of his signature recurring gags, wrote that Mad Max: Fury Road was rated R because it featured "A ruthless critique of everything existing." The same might be said of Putney Swope, Robert D...

 
 
Dear White People photo

First trailer for Dear White People

I had no idea a film like Dear White People existed, but after this first teaser trailer for the film, it has instantly shot up to the top spot of my most anticipated film of 2014. Written and directed by Justin Simien (a name we'll have t...

 
 
Reality Review photo

Review: Reality

The alternate reading of the Pandora's box myth is that hope is the worst possible thing that could have been left in that container full of horrible things. Hope can keep people in stasis, merely hoping for something better rather than act...

 
 
 photo

Werner Herzog adapting satirical school shooting novel

After looking at death row conditions and fighting Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher, Werner Herzog has lined up a new project: an adaptation of DBC Pierre's novel Vernon God Little, which won the Booker Prize in 2003. Here's a synopsis for the bo...

 
 
 photo

Review: God Bless America

[This review was originally posted as part of our coverage of SXSW 2012. It has been reposted to coincide with the film's theatrical and video on demand release.] I think that we live in a very jaded world where it's very easy to find somet...

 
 
 photo

Trailer: The Campaign

The Campaign really couldn't be coming at a better time, with this election seemingly more ridiculous-feeling than any I can remember in my short voting life. Will Ferrell plays a career politician, who's skated by while running uncon...

 
 
 photo

Review: Detention

It's a shame that Detention is being released on the same day as The Cabin in the Woods. Like that film, Detention serves as something of a deconstruction of the horror genre, but just saying that completely misses the point. It's more Scar...

 
 
 photo

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign

It's an election year, and the primary season has had its share of laughs, some of which have been surreal. Most recently, Rick Santorum yelled "bulls**t" at reporters in a sudden frothy fit of rage. I can't wait for the convention, which I...

 
 
 photo

Flixclusive Interview: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (Los Chidos)

[From Mar. 9th to 17th, Flixist will bring you live coverage from deep in the heart of Texas at South by Southwest Film 2012. Keep an eye out for news, features, interviews, videos, and reviews of some of the most anticipated films to ...

 
 
 photo

SXSW Review: Los Chidos

[From Mar. 9th to 17th, Flixist will bring you live coverage from deep in the heart of Texas at South by Southwest Film 2012. Keep an eye out for news, features, interviews, videos, and reviews of some of the most anticipated films to ...

 
 
 photo

CIFF Review: George the Hedgehog

[Flixist will be attending the 47th Chicago International Film Festival over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along as we bring you reviews, interviews, and more from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the c...

 
 




Got news?  [email protected]

                 

Reviews   filter by...

Arrested Development - Season Five Part Two"They've Made a Huge Mistake"

 

Us"Turns out, the real monsters were us all along"

 

Relaxer"Sit back and relax (and also probably vomit a bunch)"

 

SXSW The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash"What is a man if he doesn't have a spirit"

 

Dragged Across Concrete""Anchovies...""

 

Book of Monsters"Horror by committee"

 

SXSW Tread"Too true crime"

 

SXSW Strange Negotiations"One man's search for meaning"

 

SXSW Mr. Jimmy"When the music strikes a chord "

 

SXSW Olympic Dreams"I wish I could watch it again every day "

 

SXSW Red Dog"Lives from the rowdiest, most infamous strip club in Oklahoma"

 

SXSW Bluebird""It will help you find where your soul is located""

 

SXSW Pig Hag"The film I wish I'd made"

 

SXSW Museum Town"Behind the museum"

 

Triple Threat"They brought guns to a fist fight"

 

SXSW Adopt a Highway"Some laws are just ridiculous"

 

SXSW La Mala Noche"Compelling subject matter, promising direction"

 

SXSW Frances Ferguson"A bored wife finds a boring affair"

 

Who Let the Dogs Out"Art creation through popular music"

 

SXSW Them That Follow"Subtle, tense, and lasting"

 

SXSW South Mountain"An affair to remember"

 

SXSW The River and the Wall"Gonna make lemonade from these weather-lemons!"