Fandor Exclusive: “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic”
Now on Fandor, the Venice Film Festival audience award winner and beloved SXSW fave is a clever, unusual and ultimately empathetic comedy-thriller-romance from straight outta Finland.
TRUE/FALSE 2023: Critic’s Notebook
A Midwestern mecca for nonfiction fans and filmmakers, Columbia, MO’s essential True/False Film Fest has for 20 editions been more family affair than industry locus, …
Fandor Exclusive: “Old Flame”
Making its exclusive streaming premiere on Fandor, Christopher Denham’s sly two-hander OLD FLAME could be called a psychological thriller, although it begins innocently enough as what looks like a lovers-reunion comedy.
Curator’s Pick: “The Brother from Another Planet”
Partisan agitprop around issues of immigration, race, and the ugly truths of America’s past are never not in the news or detonating social media these …
INTERVIEW: Pete Ohs on “Jethica”
Beyond a doubt one of the year’s most original indie films—DIY or otherwise—the offbeat thriller-slash-supernatural-comedy-of-sorts Jethica savvily snatches the rug out from under all kinds …
INTERVIEW: Alex Phillips on “All Jacked Up and Full of Worms”
Like some punk-rock answer to CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, the sex, drug and body horror revels of a back-alley cabal of hallucinogenic worm-eaters in ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS conjure a bizarre underground culture literally exploding with transgressive hijinks. Keyframe recently met Phillips for a brief Zoom chat to get wormy and weird.
“Bad Romance” February
In many-splintered tribute to Valentine’s Day, JETHICA and ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS, Fandor devotes a wild new collection to anti-romantic movies like these…
Sundance 2023: Critic’s Notebook
The 2023 Sundance Film Festival officially continues through Sunday, but for most intents and purposes it’s a wrap. Our critic writes about Infinity Pool, Rotting in the Sun, Eileen, The Starling Girl, My Animal, Talk to Me, Fremont, and Kim’s Video.
INTERVIEW: Justin Zuckerman & Isadora Leiva on “Yelling Fire in an Empty Theater”
As its title implies, Yelling Fire in an Empty Theater captures the drama, chaos and compass-spinning search for purpose that consumes the life of its …
INTERVIEW: Oscilloscope Laboratories at 15
Founded in 2008 by Beastie Boy (and inveterate prankster) Adam “MCA” Yauch, Oscilloscope Labs has extended the legacy of the boisterous New York hip-hop crew …
Curator’s Pick: “Tremble All You Want”
Streaming free on Fandor this month, Akiko Ohku’s 2017 feature TREMBLE ALL YOU WANT revels in oddball digressions and dream-like funk in a way that occurs so much less in mainstream American rom-coms, which rarely divert from the time-shackled rigors of extremely familiar plot mechanics.
Five Festive Flicks
What’s Christmas without Christmas movies? Much better, you say? Those weary of ritual viewings of It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Elf or even Bad …