Posts by Adrianna Gober

The Pasolini Project CINE-WEEN Edition: Songs About Pasolini (ft. Coil and Scott Walker)

This is The Pasolini Project, a monthly discussion series from Adrianna Gober and Doug Tilley delving into a vast body of work that, until relatively recently, had not been widely available on home video: the films of director, poet, journalist, and philosopher, Pier Paolo Pasolini. We’ll be exploring Pasolini’s filmography in chronological order, taking occasional detours through his staggeringly extensive artistic efforts outside of film, as well as the work of his collaborators and other related media. Part Five of our deep dive into all things Pasolini comes during Cine-Ween, and to mark the occasion, we’re putting on some headphones,
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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival: CAM

The nature of identity is a tricky thing. How do we begin to quantify what makes us who we are? For a start, we’re all physical, material beings, with biological drives and senses through which we process information. We’re also, at least in part, a construct informed and shaped by our circumstances and experiences as we stumble through life, attempting to make sense of the world we live in. And yet, our identities can’t be solely defined by the material, either; after all, if we suddenly stop perceiving, we’d still be fully aware that we’re us. Add technology to the
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REVIEW: The Brutal, Messy Beauty of WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE

This review contains mild spoilers.   Is it possible to ever fully know a person?  Sure, we can attempt to form relationships, approximate a kind of understanding and familiarity. Maybe even really love somebody unconditionally. But short of tearing into flesh and muscle, pulling away the literal surface of a person to truly get to grips with who they are on the inside, can we ever really know what they harbor in their heart? You might think so. What happens if you’re wrong? What happens when the person you think you know most intimately isn’t who they say they are?
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The Pasolini Project: A Journey Into Pasolini, PART 4: THE HAWKS AND THE SPARROWS

This is The Pasolini Project, a monthly discussion series from Adrianna Gober and Doug Tilley delving into a vast body of work that, until relatively recently, had not been widely available on home video: the films of director, poet, journalist, and philosopher, Pier Paolo Pasolini. We’ll be exploring Pasolini’s filmography in chronological order, taking occasional detours through his staggeringly extensive artistic efforts outside of film, as well as the work of his collaborators and other related media. For Part Four of our deep dive into all things Pasolini, we’re taking a stroll through Rome with Totò and Ninetto Davoli in
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REKT: Queen – Live at Wembley

This is REKT, the column where each month one Cinepunx staffer recommends films to the rest of the fam. We may be stoked, or we may be wrecked. This month, it’s Nick Spacek’s turn to do the damage. Here are Adrianna’s thoughts on Queen – Live at Wembley Stadium.   When Nick’s list of recommendations for the month came in, my eyes lit up as I read through the titles and realized they were all concert films. I grew up in a family of musicians and film lovers, so it was practically my genetic destiny to become both; suffice to say, this
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The Pasolini Project: A Journey Into Pasolini – PART 3: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW

  This is The Pasolini Project, a monthly discussion series from Adrianna Gober and Doug Tilley, delving into a vast body of work that, until relatively recently, had not been widely available on home video: the films of director, poet, journalist, and philosopher, Pier Paolo Pasolini. We’ll be exploring Pasolini’s filmography in chronological order, taking occasional detours through his staggeringly extensive artistic efforts outside of film, as well as the work of his collaborators and other related media. For Part Three of our deep dive into all things Pasolini, we’re cracking open The Gospel According to St. Matthew. For the
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Get With the Program! Part 1: Justin LaLiberty

Programmers are the lifeblood of many thriving film communities; theaters rely on them to drive sales and bring in audiences, and ultimately, it’s their creative decisions that shape the local scenes that emerge in response. It’s also an intensely personal endeavor, as every programmer brings their own unique perspective to their selection process, dedicating countless, sleepless hours to preparing a singular, memorable theater-going experience to audiences old and new. We’ve got a lot of love for programmers at Cinepunx, which is why we’ve decided to shine a spotlight on film programmers far and wide. We want to learn what makes
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REVIEW: Expectations and Faces Get Blown Away in LOWLIFE

Monsters. Fiends. Thugs. Criminals. Terms designated for the dregs of society, those collectively deemed ne’er-do-wells, the refuse with nothing to offer a productive, functioning world; at least, in theory. In practice, they often cast a much wider net of applicability, and their use is rarely so cut and dry. We hear or read them casually tossed off all the time, in the news, on social media, in our day-to-day conversations, without much thought towards implication. Effective shorthand allowing for easy depersonalization and dismissal (it’s no coincidence they’re often loaded with racially-charged connotations), making it easy to refuse to see things
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The Pasolini Project: A Journey Into Pasolini, PART 2: MAMMA ROMA

This is The Pasolini Project, a monthly discussion series from Adrianna Gober and Doug Tilley delving into a vast body of work that, until relatively recently, had not been widely available on home video: the films of director, poet, journalist, and philosopher, Pier Paolo Pasolini. We’ll be exploring Pasolini’s filmography in chronological order, taking occasional detours through his staggeringly extensive artistic efforts outside of film, as well as the work of his collaborators and other related media. For Part Two of our deep dive into all things Pasolini, we’re packing our bags and heading to Rome for a look at
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Women in Horror Month: Discovering WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO With Laurel Vail

Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the scenes, or contributing in their other various artistic ways, it is clear that women love, appreciate, and contribute to the horror genre. More information is available at the WiHM website.   It’s a setup sure to be familiar to genre-savvy viewers: a group of friends decide to get away for a weekend and wind up somewhere curiously isolated. The locals don’t exactly give them a
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