Based on the works and diaries of French author Anais Nin, this film is a stylized look at the relationship of Nin and American writer Henry Miller. We are whisked away to Paris 1931 where Nin and Miller are about to embark on a torrid love affair involving not onlyRead More →

ORDER DVD The story is there in the title – Tim Winton’s The Turning. Such is Author Winton’s impact on the Australian literary scene that we don’t just call this film The Turning, no it’s Tim Winton’s The Turning! And so it should be for his voice still holds sway even with 17Read More →

ORDER DVD This Filthy World is a documentation by Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) of John Waters’ (self labelled) ‘vaudeville’ act. The film runs for 86 minutes and consists of John Waters talking about his films, repertory group and obsessions. For hardcore Waters fans the DVD doesn’t really offer anything newRead More →

ORDER DVD “Rock and Roll is really about two things – it’s about ‘I don’t give a fuck’ and ‘fuck you!’” – Mojo Nixon. A documentary about comic books might seem a little odd but these weren’t your everyday comic books, these were rock ‘n’ roll comic books, these wereRead More →

ORDER DVD Oh yeah, all my Christmases have just come at once – four W.I.P. Roger Corman productions in one box! Break out the cold spoons honey I’m gonna need ‘em. Corman takes the tried and true formula of the innocent gal sent to priz and amps up the violence,Read More →

ORDER DVD geek (gek) n. Slang Outrageous sideshow performer: A carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken. As a child, little hillbilly Luther once witnessed a sideshow geek doin’ his thing in a barn and was immediately transfixed by theRead More →

ORDER DVD In 1987 two friends, Eddie and Mitch, relocated from their hometown in Wisconsin to San Francisco, looking to leave behind their small town beginnings and move onto something bigger and better. The first (and cheapest) place they found was a ramshackle apartment building in the Lower Haight district,Read More →

Released under the ‘Arthouse Film’ series which focuses on “important artists from a variety of fields both contemporary and classic”, Madman bring us number 038 in the series – the 2010 documentary William S. Burroughs: A Man Within. The film mixes archive footage, photographs, narration by Peter Weller and interviews fromRead More →

ORDER DVD The Gun is Loaded is a 36 minute spoken word manifesto from musician, poet, writer, actress, provocateur etc… Lydia Lunch. Until recently the footage was long out of VHS print and thanks to MVD Visual you can now enjoy Lydia’s in-your-face rants on DVD. Set amongst various staged setsRead More →

I’m not a massive fan of Andy Warhol as an artist but am intrigued and fascinated with the people he surrounded himself with. Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn and Mary Woronov are some of my favorites but my absolute favourites are the gorgeous Joe Dallesandro (he’s got a documentary too called LittleRead More →

Violent lap dances, horrific sex scenes, betrayal, greasy strip clubs… sleazy and at times repulsive seduction… Showgirls is the ultimate mainstream exploitation film and Umbrella Entertainment have now brought this trash-fest monster of a film to us all in Hi-Def. I have already reviewed this title (but could go on and onRead More →

ORDER DVD Graham Jones, Author of the 2008 book Last Shop Standing joins director Pip Piper to tell us the story of the rise, fall and resurrection of the UK’s Record Shops. Talking with shop owners, musicians, fans, radio djs and industry folk we start with the 50’s where a shop couldRead More →