TONY ROME: In Which Frank Sinatra is Compared to Adam Sandler
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TONY ROME: In Which Frank Sinatra is Compared to Adam Sandler

If nothing else, watching the two films in the Tony Rome franchise back-to-back provides one very interesting revelation: in his day, Frank Sinatra was basically…

A BIGGER SPLASH Brings a Voluptuous Aesthetic to a Simple Story
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A BIGGER SPLASH Brings a Voluptuous Aesthetic to a Simple Story

When a movie opens up with Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenhaerts lounging around an Italian villa naked and making love in their pool, it seems…

BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE ULTIMATE EDITION [BLU-RAY REVIEW]
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BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE ULTIMATE EDITION [BLU-RAY REVIEW]

So there was a story going around, and it’s possible that it was apocryphal. But the story went that when they announced a (‘Dawn of…

NYAFF 2016: A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE/ HENTAI KAMEN 2: THE ABNORMAL CRISIS
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NYAFF 2016: A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE/ HENTAI KAMEN 2: THE ABNORMAL CRISIS

  Today: the ridiculous and the sublime… though not necessarily in that order. A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE Shunji Iwai’s A Bride For Rip…

HELLHOLE (1985): Ridiculous Mayhem, New on Blu!
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HELLHOLE (1985): Ridiculous Mayhem, New on Blu!

Susan, a typical 80s teen (easily identified by her hot pink legwarmers), watches as her mother is murdered by the hired killer known only as…

NYAFF 2016 Secret 15th Anniversary Screening: A Night To Remember
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NYAFF 2016 Secret 15th Anniversary Screening: A Night To Remember

  Is there anything that screams ‘Film Festival’ more than rolling the dice on a Secret Screening? Granted, after 15 years of dutiful service, the…

NYAFF 2016: In TOO YOUNG TO DIE, the Devil’s in the Details
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NYAFF 2016: In TOO YOUNG TO DIE, the Devil’s in the Details

  “My right hand is Jimi Hendrix’s left hand My left hand is Kurt Cobain’s right hand Legs feet and hips are Michael Jackson’s Voice…

TRICKED: The Mad Dutchman Up To Some New Tricks [DVD Review]
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TRICKED: The Mad Dutchman Up To Some New Tricks [DVD Review]

For those of a certain… well, let’s be polite and call it a temperament… there is no arguing that Paul Verhoeven is one of the…

PICK OF THE WEEK: One Final Trip in a YELLOW SUBMARINE
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PICK OF THE WEEK: One Final Trip in a YELLOW SUBMARINE

I am told that Pick Of The Week has been a Cinapse institution since the site started, more than three years ago. Which is not,…

NYAFF 2016: LAZY CRAZY HAZY, FREELANCE (HEART ATTACK) Explore Love, Work, Sex, and More Sex (Also Sex)
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NYAFF 2016: LAZY CRAZY HAZY, FREELANCE (HEART ATTACK) Explore Love, Work, Sex, and More Sex (Also Sex)

  Lazy Hazy Crazy is a far more serious movie than its vaguely silly title suggests. It sounds like some kind of Hong Kong romantic…