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One Missed Call
Takashi Miike's latest is a disappointing, second-rate Japanese horror film.
"...Ishibashi, Goro Kishitani, Anna Nagata and Atsushi Ida. Japanese cult director Miike has been cranking out a steady stream..."

April 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sin City
This ultra-noir adaptation of Frank Miller’s black-and-white cult comic series is a visual feast ripped straight from the original medium’s blood-soaked pages.
"...words: Sin City kicks ass. You’ll have to excuse the language, but, in the context of the film, it’s..."

April 1, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Grand Theft Parsons
This film version of the legend of Gram Parsons’ missing body lacks soul.
"...Shannon, Christina Applegate, Marley Shelton and Robert Forster. From the "You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, Folks" files comes..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Hellboy
Cult comic book hero makes the transition to screen with much, but not all, of his charm intact.
"...Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones and Brian Steele. Mike Mignola’s cult comic book finally arrives as film director Guillermo del..."

April 2, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Highwaymen
He may be Mel Gibson's choice to play Jesus, but in this car-chase nightmare Jim Caviezel is on the highway to hell.
"...director Robert Harmon and screenwriter Eric Red burst on the scene with The Hitcher, a strange, mythopoetic film that..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ted Bundy
"...Directed by: Matthew Bright. Starring: Steffani Brass, Boti Ann Bliss and Michael..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Idle Hands
"...turns out to be a stylishly goofy take on the old possessed limb genre, referencing everything from the old..."

April 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Redboy Thirteen
"...paean to childhood dreamtime and Ian Flemming-style Cold War theatrics is a minor masterpiece of the surreal, taking viewers..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

There's Something About Mary
A classic from the kingpins of comedy.
"...and Brett Favre. When Peter and Bobby Farrelly titled their first film Dumb & Dumber it's as if they..."

July 17, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spice World
"...Directed by: Bob Spiers. Starring: The Spice Girls, Richard E. Grant, George Wendt, Mark Mckinney,..."

Jan. 23, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Deep Crimson
"...opening, seeing as its main concern is love and the torments thereof. Perhaps the distributor thought all those corpses..."

Jan. 23, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Start Your Modems!
The Joy of B-Movie Websites
"...30 tons and used 17, 400 vacuum tubes. By the early Fifties, it was declared obsolete and languished in..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Screens Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Walkabout
Roeg's second film has become something of a cult classic. The story centers on two British children stranded in the Australian desert who are led back to civilization by an Aboriginal male. The fascination of the movie comes from the cultural collision that also carries a sexually charged undercurrent.
"...first released in 1971, has become something of a cult classic. Made in between his memorable directorial debut, Performance,..."

April 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Iceman Cometh
"...Cometh (perhaps better known under its more appropriate handle, The Time Warriors) is probably Hong Kong cult director Clarence..."

Aug. 30, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Nadja
"...Harris, Karl Geary, Elina Lowensohn and David Lynch. From the director of the bizarre cult hit Twister comes this..."

Sept. 29, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Flaming Ears
"...Schipek. Starring: Angela Hans Scheirl, Pürrer, Susanna Heilmayr and Margarethe Neumann. Unlike little else that has come before it..."

July 8, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
"...Timothy Leary. Move over, John Waters and Paul Bartel. There's a new, fresh auteur on the guilty pleasure/psychotronic/cult film..."

Aug. 27, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Red Dawn
This remake's inspiration comes more from Call of Duty and other first-person-shooter games, rather than the 1984 original.
"...(at least from an artistic point of view, although there’s an arguable economic upside to trading in previously established..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Saturday Picks & Sleepers
Saturday blurbs rally!
"...SATURDAY PICKS The Cult..."

March 16, 2012 Music Feature

Dancing About Architecture
SXSW wristbands go on sale with the news that Dr. Demento will be attending this year's festival. Also, the passing of the Victory Grill's Johnny Holmes, and the expansion of Emo's.
"...are special people, we all know that. That's why they always get first crack at the wristbands for South..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Sphere of Influence
The creators of Phantasm talk about the amazing success of their work over the years and why on Earth it's been so successful in the first place.
"..."Two dull brothers take on a flying object that punctures skulls, as..."

March 31, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Karen Dalton 1966
A new Karen Dalton reissue commences haunting
"...As a card-carrying member of the Karen Dalton cult, I was pleased to learn that..."

Nov. 17, 2011 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Margaret Moser Tribute: Denny Freeman
Remembering that “little blues cult
"...Kitchenville, if I remember correctly, on Brodie Lane – "the country." If you knew about it and came there,..."

June 30, 2017 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

First Concert: Matt Muñoz
Cactus Cafe manager Matt Muñoz revisits his first concert in El Paso: Van Halen
"...money! I was so in love with Van Halen. The show was big and loud, and Roth was a..."

June 29, 2018 Music Feature

In Person
"...Giroux, $30 hard), but not just because Leider stops the action in 1938 at the end of the sexpot's..."

Feb. 27, 1998 Books Feature

SXSW Film Review: We Are X
Music doc explores the biggest band you never heard of
"...If X Japan were American and sang in English, they would be the biggest band in the world. So..."

March 23, 2016 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

I Am a DJ
I am what I play ... On My KUTX
"...Twine Time traveler Paul Ray famously said, “There hasn’t been any good music recorded after 1970.” The..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

One in a Crowd: 'Calls to Okies'
Local documentarian Bradley Beesley hunts down prank callers
"...From Okie Noodling to Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, Bradley Beesley is a familiar..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Monkeys Gone to Heaven
The Pixies aren't a family and that's a good thing, according to Kim Deal
"...purrs, embracing a life that's been lived partially on the road. After roughly 20 minutes on the phone with..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Waterloo Sunset
Down in the bins with Waterloo's Bill Jeffery
"...a buyer at Waterloo Records, where he's worked for the last 18 years. That’s a lot of used records,..."

Feb. 26, 2008 Music Post by Shelley Hiam

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