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    Naked Lunch Radio #66 – Hot Docs part 2

    listen now! Download the show in a new window Special guest Derek Gladu returns once more to help Simon pick apart th new documentaries that have seen release at the FNC, including the high-wire chronicle Man on Wire (one of the year’s best-reviewed films), and two Canadian docs; a very personal doc about transsexuality called […] More

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    Naked Lunch Radio #65 – Bloody Radical part 5

    listen now Download the show in a new window Montreal’s esteemed Cinema Nouveau film festival rolls on, and we’ve got a steaming fresh batch of reviews from this year’s Temps Zéro (aka The Wild Bunch) section – essentially, the most off-the-wall material to see inclusion. That includes the very controversial (and very graphic) French thriller […] More

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    Naked Lunch Radio #63 – Cool Hand Luke

    listen now Download the show in a new window Paul Newman wasn’t just an Oscar-winning movie star and director, he was a philanthropist, practical joke player, and award-winning race car driver. The roles he chose were immortalized by his outstanding performances in films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hud, Cool Hand Luke, Somebody […] More

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    Naked Lunch Radio #62: The Man With the Palahniuk

    Listen now Download the show in a new window It was nearly 10 years ago that David Fincher adapted Chuck Palahniuk’s controversial novel Fight Club into a film that became an international cult phenomenon – in more ways than one. In the intervening years, many have proposed other Palahniuk-based film projects but none of them […] More

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    The Strangers

    The Strangers Directed by Bryan Bertino There’s a war of approach currently being waged in the field of mainstream American horror. On one hand you’ve got the “more is more” contingent, made up of “torture porn” progenitors Eli Roth (Hostel) and the Saw series, as well as Rob Zombie’s retro gorefests (House of 1000 Corpses, […] More

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    Fantasia 2008: ‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’

    Repo! The Genetic Opera Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman 2008, USA Fewer words, I imagine, strike greater fear in the minds of audiences and producers alike when the words “passion project” are thrown around. After helming three straight Saw sequels, long-suffering director Darren Lynn Bousman finally gets to cut loose creatively with his gory rock […] More

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    Just For Laughs 2008: Baghead

    Baghead 2008, USA directed by Jay and Mark Duplass At once a deconstruction of the creative process and an extended look at the mechanics of fear, Baghead is an engaging little indie that flirts with “mumblecore” drama, low-budget horror, and awkward comedy, before ultimately revealing itself as just one of them – it would qualify […] More

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    The Killer of Sheep

    The Killer of Sheep Killer of Sheep; don’t let the title put you off! In cinematic history (that’s a really long time!) few films have portrayed ghetto life as accurately and humanely as ‘Killer in Sheep’. What aspects, you might ask, make it a real standout among others? Well, consider the fact that it was […] More

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    If…

    Growing up my favorite time of the week was Sunday nights, which was Disney night. At the ripe old age of 22, though, I ditched Mickey and his crummy club, looking for something more ‘mature’. That is when I discovered A Clockwork Orange, a masterpiece in surrealism and ultra-violent sexual deviancy. I instantly became a […] More

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    Elegy

    Elegy Directed by Isabel CoixetAfter a string of misfires both high-profile (The Wackness) and less so (A Sound of Thunder), it’s wonderful to see Sir Ben Kingsley back at the top of his game in Elegy, a new drama adapted from Phlip Roth’s The Human Animal – but Kingsley’s resurgence is not the only cause […] More

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