Across The View Askewniverse: Zack And Miri Make A Porno (2008) Review

Having returned to his ‘homeworld’ of the New Jersey Quick Stop to refresh himself, Smith set course once more for mainstream success – a success that once again would elude him for deeply unfair reasons. The deliberately provocative title and raunchy subject matter ended up overshadowing a movie which delivers not only a sweet romantic…

Wishmaster (1998) is an 80’s horror fan’s wish fulfilled

At a time when horror cinema was taking a sharp left turn into knowing irony and metatextual commentary, 1998’s “Wishmaster” is a gloriously gory, throwback to the previous decade of supernatural powers, ancient evil, hellish puzzle-box curses and bucket and buckets of gore. In 12th century Mesopotamia, an evil Djinn (Andrew Divoff) asks the Sultan…

Machete (2010) Review

Ah, that’s better. Leaving behind the pretensions of certain other films, “Machete” is a down and dirty, unabashedly fun and silly movie which single-handedly both redefines and subverts the genre of “Mexploitation”. Developed from a fake movie trailer created for the underwhelming grindhouse tribute double bill of Tarantino’s “Death Proof” and Robert Rodriguez’ “Planet Terror”,…