Review: Zappa (2021)

“Legendary” is an adjective that gets thrown around a lot, often without too much justification. So too is “visionary”, come to think of it. But Frank Zappa was both: insanely talented, intimidatingly intellig...

David Cross on crossing ‘The Dark Divide’

When the Zoom meeting kicks off and we’re doing that whole “settling into the groove” thing that all Zoom meetings require, comedian and actor David Cross asks if this is being video recorded for public consum...

Is Adam Sandler the Nicolas Cage of comedy?

I’m starting to think we’ve done the Sandman wrong. Adam Sandler is an interesting guy who’s had an interesting career. A genuinely gifted comic, he graduated from the skit comedy gladiator academy that is&...

Review: Fatman (2020)

Look, some concepts are just so wild that you have to take a look just to convince yourself that it’s real. Omit a few key details and Fatman, the latest feature from filmmaking siblings Eshom and Ian ...

Review: White Riot (2019)

London, 1976: The Queen’s Silver Jubilee is nigh, but the country is in the grips of a massive economic depression. The social fallout bifurcates: on the one hand, the alienated urban angst of the punk scene; ...

Review: Verotika (2020)

I’ll say one thing about Verotika, shock rocker Glenn Danzig’s batshit insane anthology horror flick: it proves how crude and ultimately useless star rating systems are. I shudder (and this thing is on Sh...