Some slight disagreement and perhaps some slight insight into two of the films of the Summer: THE AVENGERS and THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. Running time: 38 minutes and 26 seconds – 35.3mb Listen and Subscribe for Free with iTunes / Become a TFT Member Follow TFT on Twitter / Follow TFT on Facebook Get the iPhone App / Get the […]
[Spoilers for HOSTEL & HOSTEL: PART II]
Gonzalo López-Gallego’s APOLLO 18 isn’t just a fun potboiler but an unlabeled conspiracy tape hiding in the wrong VHS sleeve, a straight-faced, paranoid political thriller spawned by the unholy union of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and Wikileaks.
The problem with making an entire movie about the wonder and torment of lens flares is that the human eye is hardwired to detect artifice.
If you’re wondering what horror tropes are left for Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson, and blonde TV starlets to skewer with the resurrected corpse of the SCREAM franchise, SCREAM 4 isn’t much help.
Jett here: I’m excited to introduce a new contributor to the site – Tim Hayes. Tim’s a freelance writer based in the UK, who earns his living writing about business, science, art, and other topics in a land where, according to legend, the work of the journalist is respected and rewarded.
Just once I’d like to see a film about an artist who achieves his masterpiece by seeking greater control. The popular fantasy is that artists are sensitive feelers who must completely lose themselves and let the spirit of Obi-Wan or whatever guide them to glory, not practicing communicators who ought to pinpoint precisely what they’re […]
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Halloween — so much that I find October to be my busiest month. This year alone, I helped organize a circuit-bending music festival and produced 4 unique Halloween podcasts for my experimental music blog Theatre Intangible. I also went through as many haunted houses as time permitted, […]
I know, I know, Halloween’s over and you’re all ready to start celebrating Election Day or Guy Fawkes Day or The Holiday Formerly Known as Armistice Day or something, but I could hardly have told you how I spent my Halloween before Halloween. So, without further ado, brief thoughts on the evolution of the film […]
In my quest to determine my favorite horror films, it’s become increasingly clear that I have no idea what constitutes horror. Don’t Look Now? Hour of the Wolf? The Shout? Roman Polanski’s 1968 classic Rosemary’s Baby seemed like a no-brainer to me, but rewatching, it’s slightly scarier than Bride of Frankenstein, and it’s not as […]
When I’m not carving topical jack-o-lanterns and funding my dentist’s third home, I treat Halloween as an opportunity to catch up with the horror greats I spent my adolescence cowering from (thanks to vividly traumatic childhood experiences with The Shining and The Exorcist that may or may not have involved pants-peeing). No longer new to […]
This week in TFT we get scary and wondrous and perhaps, just perhaps, Uncle Jett will fix the broken Membership System: Our show this week in October is a big one – reviews of the absurdly over-hyped THE SOCIAL NETWORK, an interview with MORTIFIED creator David Nadelberg on using Kickstarter to crowdsource the funding of […]
TFT 127 – Flooded Nashville Edition: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET / CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY
TFT 127 – Flooded Nashville Edition: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET / CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY – – – DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET / CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY / NASHVILLE FLOOD RELIEF
TFT 115 – GREEN ZONE / THE ECLIPSE / An Interview with Ciarán Hinds – – – DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: GREEN ZONE / THE ECLIPSE / HOT TUB TIME MACHINE / NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL / IN THE LOOP / THE MESSENGER / ASK THE FILM TALK / ALICE IN WONDERLAND
TFT 112 – SHUTTER ISLAND / A SINGLE MAN – – – DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: SHUTTER ISLAND / A SINGLE MAN / ASK THE FILM TALK/ NIGHT AND THE CITY
TFT 109 – The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus / The Road / The Book of Eli / Up in the Air – – – DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS / THE ROAD THE BOOK OF ELI / UP IN THE AIR
TFT 101 / MP3 30.2mb / 1hr 3min / DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: 2012: IMDB / on TFT: Oh 2012, What Is It About You That Makes Me Love You So? – 2012 – Raising Arizona Mashup ANTICHRIST: IMDB / on TFT: Antichrist Poster Mashup / at The Belcourt GAIA: IMDB / OFFICIAL SITE / […]
Chaos Indeed One of the questionable delights of Lars von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’, which we still haven’t seen at The Film Talk due to those oh-so-frustrating regional distribution patterns, is the appearance of a demonic fox who enlightens the audience with the motto: ‘Chaos Reigns’. And so it does, in Trier’s universe, this time round (you […]
Show #98: 10 Reasons to Watch 'Paranormal Activity', Why Jett Changed His Mind About 'This is It' and Our 'What to Watch Halloween Guide'
In this week’s action-packed, adrenaline-fueled thrill-ride of an episode I give 10 Reasons why ‘Paranormal Activity’ is so good, Gareth and I delve into the Michael Jackson tribute pic ‘This is It’, (in which I change my mind mid-review!), ‘It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World’ gives us hope and we both give our Halloween […]
“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood for eighty years and might stand for eighty more.” Shirley Jackson, ‘The Haunting of […]
Halloween’s soon upon us Dear Listeners, so it is incumbent upon me to make recommendations for that most scary and spooktacular of nights! First off – let’s say you’re staying in and can’t be bothered with all the boisterous bewitching out there. Then you have no choice but to turn off the lights and watch […]
So I was up early this morning having slept restlessly after watching the end of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ last night (no spoilers – suffice it to say that fans of Richard Dawkins and Thomas Merton may find themselves both satisfied; I certainly was). Cylons colonised my repose (for some reason the early models, one of whose […]
'The Room' – Screening at Midnight this Friday and Saturday in Nashville – Is it Right to Laugh at Others Dreams?
Ok, so I couldn’t wait to see ‘The Room’ tonight at The Belcourt right? This bad film to end all bad films is supposed to be a riot, with Midnight audiences across the Country and Europe erupting in peals of laughter at its shoddy writing, one-dimensional acting, multiple plot strands that go nowhere and just […]
I’ve spent a monumentally pleasurable afternoon in the presence of Satan; in the form of the ridiculous and wonderful performance that Walter Huston (above) gives in ‘The Devil and Daniel Webster’, a film about American history and the mythopoetics of the Yankee soul that deserves to be compared with ‘Citizen Kane’ (and not just because […]