Sorry, Witches

Norwegian Witch
Nowadays, when we think of witches we imagine Halloween cartoons with warts on the ends of their big noses or maybe we even have a friend who celebrates the Spring equinox instead of attending Easter mass. 400 years ago the country of Norway killed 91 people found guilty of witchcraft during a century-long purge. The…

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Texas Chainsaw Videogame

TexasChainsawVideoGame
Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre will be screening Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and hosting a reunion of the film’s cast for this Saturday night’s midnight movie. I’m reviewing the flick for this week’s edition of The Contributor which hits the streets today. If you’re in Nashville, be…

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Total Recall, Recalled

Total Recall
Stay Awake! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel where I archive all of the videos I curate at Insomnia. Click here to check out more Cinema…

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Room 666

666
Anticipating the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, here’s a look back to a super project dreamed up by Wim Wenders at the festival way back in 1982: Room 666 is a documentary project that profiles a number of prominent filmmakers using a static camera in room 666 of the Hotel Martinez. According to the…

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Prisoners of Satanic Panic

Satanic Panic
One of the most interesting — and trgaic — conspiracy theories of recent times has been the Satanic Panic of the 80′s and 90′s. During this time faulty research, hearsay and the fears projected by Christian conservatives resulted in a very real panic that saw a number of innocent…

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Nashville Film Festival Par...

The Tribe
Back to covering the Nashville Film Festival, I saw three movies today that were all worthy of eyeing. One was strange, one was good and one started out harsh and ended up brutal…. H.: H. tells the story of two couples in Troy, New York and a meteor that explodes in the sky and affects the town in strange ways.…

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Googling the Loch Ness Mons...

Loch Ness Monster
Ever wish you could go on a real-life monster hunt for the legendary Nessie? Now Google Maps offers the next best thing with their immersive mapping of the legendary Scottish loch. Search for yourself and see if you can be the person to unlock the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster. In honor of this cryptozoological…

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Nashville Film Festival Par...

Rebels
The following post includes reviews of three documentaries I screened before this year’s Nashville Film Festival. All three films are social issue documentaries that I wrote up in Nashville’s street newspaper, The Contributor. For non-locals the street paper is written and sold by Nashville’s…

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Nashville Film Festival Par...

BlackPanthers
I’ve been spending the last few days checking out various selections at the Nashville film festival. My assistant, Antonia Oakes, came up with a preliminary itinerary of films to which I’ve added a few of my own choices. The flicks I’ve seen so far highlight various countercultures and outsider…

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Bicycle Day, 2015

BicycleDay2015
Happy Bicycle Day! Stay Awake! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel where I archive all of the videos I curate at Insomnia. Click here to check out more Counter Culture…

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