Film Review: ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

★★★★☆ The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s reputation certainly precedes it. This October, a new cinematic rerelease of Richard O’Brien’s 1975 cult classic will see throngs of fans fastening their suspender belts and donning shiny, gold speedos as they pay tribute to one of the most iconic musicals of all time. Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Excision’

★★★☆☆ A disturbed and deeply delusional suburban horror, Richard Bates Jr.’s directorial debut Excision (2012) is a fine example of genre filmmaking that’s positively brooding with tongue-in-cheek satire and vulgar, macabre imagery. Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord, in a surprisingly ‘dressed down’ performance) is a troubled young girl with a morbid fascination with Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Call Me Kuchu’

★★★★☆ A heartfelt and profoundly affecting exposé into the daily struggle faced by Uganda’s severely persecuted LGBT community, Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall’s Call Me Kuchu (2012) stands head and shoulders above a great deal of this year’s more populist, knowingly ‘cinematic’ documentaries. Preferring to let its thoughtful and Continue Reading