Motivational Growth

Deeply depressed, Ian B. Folivor (Adrian DiGiovanni) hasn’t left his cluttered, filthy apartment in over a year. When his sole companion (a vintage TV set he’s christened “Kent”) dies suddenly, Ian decides to end it all by gassing himself with cleaning chemicals. After he falls from his sink trying to cover up the ventilation in […]

Flowers

Usually when I review movies for this site, I try not to spoil them. Unfortunately, I’ll have to break with that tradition here. Flowers creeped me out for real, and not in a good way. However, I need to unpack the end of the movie a bit before I can explain why.

Valley of the Cycle Sluts

Order DVD Tough ex-cop Wade Olsen (Jason Williams – probably better known as the titular “Flesh” of Flesh Gordon) is kidnapped by an all-girl gang of bikers known as the Sisters Of Love. They want revenge (Olsen has either busted or killed each of their men) so they stake him out in Death Valley and […]

God Bless America

Order DVD Frank Murdoch (Joel Murray) is a sad, divorced insurance salesman. By night he struggles against insomnia brought on by headaches and his loud mindless neighbours, escaping either into violent fantasies or the sewer of popular television. By day he works with people who are obsessed with the TV he hates, and have no […]

Wetlands

18 year old Helen (Carla Juri) is eccentric, to say the least. She considers bodily hygiene to be a con, borrows the vegetables from her family’s fridge so she can rate their performance as masturbatory aids, and has a spectacular talent for saying the least appropriate thing at any given time. Her life is spent […]

Life of Crime

Louis (John Hawkes) and Ordell (Yasiin Bey – probably better known as Mos Def) are a pair of petty crooks whose biggest achievement to date is running a pimp over with a van in order to steal his wallet-cash and his hat – but they have big plans. They’ve found out that a local businessman […]

Enemy

In a dark underground club, a crowd of men watch women perform various sex acts on stage. A woman walks on stage, naked except for high-heeled platform shoes and carrying a covered silver platter. She puts the platter on the floor, and lifts the cover to reveal a tarantula, which she slowly starts to crush […]

Savages Crossing

ORDER DVD When Sue (Angela Punch McGregor) finds out her estranged husband Phil (John Jarrat) is about to be released from prison, she’s terrified. She cleans out the bank account, puts through a call to a friend named Chris (Chris Haywood), packs up her teenage son Damien (Charlie Jarratt, John’s real-life son) and heads out of […]

Lucky Bastard

Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue) is a popular Pornstar, who has worked on everything up to and including violent rape porn. Nonetheless, when her regular director Mike (Don McManus) wants her to work for his site “Lucky Bastard” she flatly refuses. “Lucky Bastard” is a porn site unlike the rest – they solicit applications from fans, […]

Muscle Shoals

According to the native Yuchi people, the Tennessee river (or in their language The Singing River) is home to the Singing Woman, whose songs contain the wisdom to answer all of life’s questions. Sitting alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals seems to have absorbed that spirit as a disproportionately vast number of seminal recordings have […]