WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? Only One Person, Evidently

If you’ve never seen Narciso Ibáñez Serrador’s 1976 killer kid movie, Who Can Kill A Child? (aka Island of the Damned, aka Who Could Kill a Child?, aka Death is Child’s Play, aka The Hex Massacre, aka Trapped), be prepared to be slightly bored for about 80 minutes of its nearly two-hour runtim ...

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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 reco ...

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REKT: The Watermelon Woman

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 Adrianna Gober’s turn to do the damage. Here are Liam’s thoughts on The Watermelon Woman.   REKT is a column that allows the var ...

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REKT: The Duke of Burgundy

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 Adrianna Gober’s turn to do the damage. Here are Elbee‘s thoughts on The Duke of Burgundy.   Adrianna has been trying to get me to wat ...

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REKT: My Own Private Idaho

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 Adrianna Gober’s turn to do the damage. Here are Trey Lawson’s thoughts on My Own Private Idaho.   My Own Private Idaho is one o ...

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REKT: David France’s HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE

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 Adrianna Gober’s turn to do the damage. Here are Nick Spacek’s thoughts on How to Survive a Plague. I considered starting this with “ ...

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REKT: Gregg Araki’s THE LIVING END

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 Adrianna Gober’s turn to do the damage. Here are Justin Harlan’s thoughts on The Living End.   Last month, I had the pleasure of ...

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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 ...

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Serendipity

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 Justin Harlan’s turn to do the damage. Here are Elbee‘s thoughts on Serendipity.   When Justin suggested all John Cusack movies for th ...

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Grosse Pointe Blank

  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 Justin Harlan’s turn to do the damage. Here are Trey Lawson‘s thoughts on Grosse Point Blank.   I’m frankly shocked that ...

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Grandview, U.S.A.

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 Justin Harlan’s turn to do the damage. Here are Nick Spacek‘s thoughts on Grandview, U.S.A.   They shot Grandview, U.S.A., in Pontiac, ...

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The New in Review: READY PLAYER ONE

Steven Spielberg’s most recent blockbuster has been fraught with controversy, most of it warranted, owing largely to the author of its source material Ernst Cline. Ready Player One, the novel, inspires little to no praise and it left the film at a great disadvantage when considering that Cline was i ...

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WE GOT ISSUES: Looking Back At 50 Issues of SAGA

The world of comic books, like any of our cultural constructs and inspired inventions, experiences change slowly. At the forefront of these changes are visionaries, revolutionaries, and ripples from the larger collective procession of humanity; you can spot them if you’re paying attention. In ...

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7 Faces of Dr. Lao

  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 Elbee’s turn to do the damage. Here are Trey Lawson‘s thoughts on 1964’s 7 Faces of Dr. Lao.   I love old genre movies. T ...

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Cinematic Synths: Metavari’s Nate Utesch

A great number of micro labels have popped up parallel to the soundtrack resurgence. While Death Waltz, One Way Static, and Giallo Disco do a lot of soundtrack reissues and releases, they’ve also been at work to present new artists working in the the ‘genre.’ Acts – like Videogram, ...

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The Pawnbroker

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 Elbee’s turn to do the damage. Here are Nick Spacek’s thoughts on 1964’s The Pawnbroker.   When I was in college, I took a ...

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Netflix Weekly: SPECTRAL

You know what’s incredible? When you can watch a movie that rocks your foundation, when a film provides you an experience that you’ll never forget and it inspires you along your quest of life. Or how about the flip side: those days where you watch a film so terrible it shakes your core? When we watc ...

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Netflix Weekly: MUTE

By the end of Mute, I was reminded of a few things i’ve picked up on my lifelong journey through cinema. Things about passion projects, ambition, and a moment from the 1998 film Zero Effect — a great semi-film noir piece and the debut of filmmaker Jake Kasdan. In the film, a line of dialogue d ...

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Films From the Void: THE SNAKE WOMAN

FILMS FROM THE VOID is a journey through junk bins, late night revivals, underseen recesses and reject piles as we try to find forgotten gems and lesser known classics. Join us as we lose our minds sorting through the strange, the sleazy, the sincere and the slop from the past and try to make sense ...

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Netflix Weekly: THE BABYSITTER

So here’s a little tidbit about me: normally when I get ready for one of these pieces, I give myself a couple of viewings before I start to make any sort of notes. I like my first time down whatever Netflix journey I take to be totally immersive. Some reviewers can take notes the first time and that ...

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Netflix Weekly: THE RITUAL

Why do I feel like we needed The Ritual? With its release in the U.K. last year and the U.S. now, why do I feel like this is the absolute best time? Based on the book by British novelist Adam Nevill, The Ritual tells the tale of four friends who spend their best friends’ trip hiking an exhaust ...

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