Monthly Archives November 2019

A Week In the Box (Set): Unpacking NEKROMANTIK 1&2 Alongside AMITYVILLE: THE CURSED COLLECTION

Digging into two separate series/franchises over the course of a week feels like the ultimate post-Halloween comedown. After a solid month of Cine-Ween coverage here at the site, to say nothing of my own attempts to watch as many spooky movies as possible, you’d think I’d be overwhelmed, but no. So, I dug out the stuff that I hadn’t been able to get to over the course of October, and had myself a rabbit hole of a viewing experience. First up was the Cult Epics double-disc Blu-ray release of German director Jörg Buttgereit’s 1987 film, Nekromantik, as well as its
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BURIED ALIVE FILM FESTIVAL Kicks Off Tonight In Atlanta

It seems we only just got done with the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, and it’s already time for the annual Buried Alive Film Festival, but we’re fine with that. While these might be more under-the-radar than some of the other fests out there, it’s great to get to dig into the creative programming offered by these folks. Buried Alive, which kicks off this evening at the 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta, has become a big favorite at Cinepunx because of the seemingly unending stream of amazing short films curated by the festival. One of my favorite experiences last year was
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Inspiration, Creation and Sharing: VARDA BY AGNES Review

At the start of Agnes Varda’s final film, Varda By Agnes, she sits before a captive audience and lists off the three words that “guide” her life and work: Inspiration, Creation and Sharing. Even if you’re coming to her work for the first time with this film, it’s easy to see where each word fits into her body of work as well as her spirited and humbling outlook on life. Assembled through footage from a series of live audience talks that Varda gave regarding her career as well as numerous clips from her films and other fun surprises, Varda By
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Ka Is A Wheel: A Review Of DOCTOR SLEEP

There’s a scene in Magnolia where Phillip Baker Hall, suffering from cancer with only a few months to live, tells a colleague “the Book says we might be through with the past, but the past ain’t through with us.” In other words we might think we’ve conquered our demons but trauma is something we own, and what we own always comes home. We are currently in the midst of something akin to a renaissance for Stephen King. For the past few years, it feels like there’s a new adaption of one of his works for TV or the big screen
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An Interview with David Marmor (1BR Director): BROOKLYN HORROR FILM FEST

David Marmor’s 1BR, a film about a young woman who soon finds out that her too-good-to-be-true apartment in Los Angeles is indeed too good to be true, has been creating a bit of a buzz on the festival circuit. A few days before its east coast premiere at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, I was lucky enough to chat with him about his path to filmmaking, his influences and inspirations, and even a little about David Lynch’s strange version of paternal anxiety. Tell me about how you got to making 1BR. Why this movie, and what compelled you to make
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BOOKSHELF: Megaforce Records’ founder Jon Zazula on his HEAVY TALES

Reading the new book, Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness As Lived By Jon Zazula, written by Megaforce Records co-founder, Jon Zazula, is akin to listening to some of the label’s biggest releases without a single second to pause between any of them. It’s a mile-a-minute, blisteringly-paced read, loaded with so many stories about near-failure, astonishing success, and the toll all of that can take. From a tiny record stall to releasing some of the pinnacles of heavy metal, Zazula’s new autobiography covers everything you could possibly want – stories about Metallica, King Diamond, Anthrax, Testament, Blue Cheer,
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