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All Hail The Popcorn King (2020)

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ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING (2020)

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A review by Adam Lovett

Director: Hansi Oppenheimer

Starring: Joe R.Lansdale, Bruce Campbell, James Purefoy, Joe Hill, Don Coscarelli, Mick Garris, Amber Benson

ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING is a no bullshit documentary about a no bullshit man. Made by a fan for fans.

Prolific pulp Author and screenwriter Joe R. Lansdale has written over 50 novels and 500 short stories in the western, horror, mystery and science fiction genres. He’s penned comics and written for TV and film including BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and MASTERS OF HORROR. Has had his work adapted memorably to the screen with the likes of BUBBA HO-TEP, COLD IN JULY and the TV series HAP & LEONARD...

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FRANCES FERGUSON (2019)

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FRANCES FERGUSON (2019)

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Screening as part of the 2020 Perth Revelation Film Festival’s COUCHED online line-up from July 9th-19th.  To purchase tickets, see schedules and additional information visit the official page HERE 

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Frances Ferguson (2020)

A review by Adam Lovett

Writer/Director: Bob Byington

Starring: Kaley Wheless, Nick Offerman, Martin Starr, Jennifer Prediger, Keith Poulson, John Gatins

“Was this breaking the law?” our narrator asks repeatedly in this probing dark satire. It’s a question that can be aimed at multiple targets. Taking a dry ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT mockumentary approach this disquieting comedy is genuinely uncomfortable while amusing with its sensationalism free approach to a real-life sex scandal...

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FILM FRAK Comfort Food Podcast: Episode 2

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Film Frak Comfort Food Podcast: Episode 2

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Greetings Frakkers.

Welcome to our second retro podcast special Comfort Food Flicks series.

You can watch Part 1 HERE

For those who missed last week’s launch. Here’s a quick rundown of what we are talking about.

During these “unprecedented” times of global turmoil and isolation we decided to list some of our Comfort Food Flicks.

Different from Favourites these are like the Chicken Soup of cinema to us. The films Jon and I turn to in challenging times to escape into the magical world of moving pictures. Movies we know inside out that have become part of our DNA. They are more like old friends at this point there to make us smile and remind us why we are addicted to the medium.

This episode Jon talks...

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Siberia (2020)

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SIBERIA (2020)

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Screening as part of the 2020 Perth Revelation Film Festival’s COUCHED online line-up from July 9th-19th. To purchase tickets, see schedules and additional information visit the official page HERE 

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Siberia (2020)

A review by Adam Lovett

Writer/Director: Abel Ferrara
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Dounia Sichov, Simon McBurney, Laurent Arnatsiaq

“I want to see if we can really film dreams—our fears, our regrets, our nostalgia.”Abel Ferrara for Sundance 

Our dreams seldom if ever make complete sense in the waking hours. More often than not they are utterly bewildering. That doesn’t mean we don’t find reward in the search for their meaning or recalling certain searing images from within them...

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Forman vs Forman (2020)

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Screening as part of the 2020 Perth Revelation Film Festival’s COUCHED online line-up from July 9th-19th.To purchase tickets, see schedules and additional information visit the official page HERE 

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FORMAN vs FORMAN (2020)

A review by Adam Lovett

Director(s): Jakub Hejna, Helena Trestíková

Starring: Milos Forman

Oscar winning Director Milos Formans’ daunting filmography includes ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST, AMADEUS, THE PEOPLE VERSUS LARRY FLYNT and MAN ON THE MOON. That alone would be enough to warrant an examination of his life but as the documentary FORMAN vs. FORMAN reveals his personal story is one that carries all the themes and ideals of his work. The pulsing desire for freedom of expression, of self. An inherit revolution against oppressive authority, or limitations...

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018)

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor 

Director: Morgan Neville

Starring: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, Francois Clemmons, David Newell

A review by Jon Caron

Won’t You Be My Neighbor affected me far more than any other film I can think of in recent years. It has stirred a lot of memories and feelings inside of me that I have either chosen to put aside or suppress entirely. This review is going to get personal. I never get personal. Some of the closest people to me only know vague details of my upbringing, it’s something that while I acknowledge had a substantial part in forming who I am as a person, I choose not to dwell on or use it as either a crutch or some kind of ‘I overcame’ type story. It’s just my life...

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FilmFrak The Podcast 14: THE ALIEN WOMAN OF WONDER

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Welcome to FilmFrak The Podcast 14

As Adam and Jon nurse the consequences of nocturnal addictions from the evening before things start off a little low energy this month…but fear not dear listeners once the chatter turns to cinematic obsessions things get lively fast.

This episode the woman with the lasso of truth and an invisible plane (not that it’s in the film but even if it were, would we see it?) takes the lead as we talk WONDER WOMAN.

ALIEN CONVENANT, WAR MACHINE, BAYWATCH, YOUR NAME, KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, THE CIRCLE and LEGO BATMAN follow. Then we turn our attention to the film we just screened before the show, FREE FIRE. The documentaries MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI and BORN IN CHINA are touched upon and much love for the retro 4K cinema screening of HIGHLANDER.

After tha...

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Dom Hemingway (2013)

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Writer/Director: Richard Shepard

Starring: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Emilia Clarke, Demian Bichir, Madalina Diana Ghenea

“Oh. I’ll tell you who I am. I’m the fucker who’ll tear your nose off with my teeth. I’m the fucker who will gut you with a dull cheese knife and sing Gilbert and Sullivan while I do it. I’m the fucker who’ll dump your dead body in a freezing cold lake and watch you sink to the bottom like so much shit. I am that fucker. That’s the fucker who I am.” Dom Hemingway

A witty comedy drama; DOM HEMINGWAY is an inebriated fraking nihilist prick searching for sexual gratification and financial retribution…things don’t go as planned.

We meet our toxic title character Dom, as he pontificates about the daunting force of his throbbing male arsenal while sta...

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Director: James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldena, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Glenn Close, Lee Pace, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Dijmon Hounsou, John C. Riley

 

An unconventional review for an unconventional blockbuster. 

Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-poster-3I had lost hope there was ever going to be another film that would ever make me the feel the way this made me feel. I was not prepared. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (GOTG) provided an impenetrable sense of immersed escapism that was almost transcendent, I wasn’t a viewer, I was a participant. My inner child, the one who was taken to a galaxy far, far away many moons ago was being fed the primordial building blocks that birthed a life spanning, debilitating cinematic obsession...

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Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012)

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Director: Sophie Huber

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Kris Kristofferson, Debbie Harry

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“He’s a poet, he’s a picker
He’s a prophet, he’s a pusher
He’s a pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he’s stoned.
He’s a walkin’ contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction,
Takin’ ev’ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home.”Kris Kristofferson

HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION doesn’t purport to be a biographical documentary and instead aims higher glimpsing a multi-talented enigma on his own fraking terms.

Recognizable but nameless to the general public, a naturalistic, committed god among actors to those who love him,  Kentucky  born Harry Dean Stanton has appeared...

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