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Get Out to Get Out

Get Out to Get Out

This weekend is a very important weekend for genre film.  Jordan Peele’s original Horror film GET OUT hits theaters nationwide.  I was lucky enough to get into the surprise screening of it at Sundance and it delivers on so many levels.  Beneath of all the tension and laughs lies some great subtext about liberal racism.

So, why is it important to see this film at the theater?  Here’s a list

Mad Max: Fury Road and Ex Machina - Two Sides of the Same Apocalyptic Coin

Mad Max: Fury Road and Ex Machina - Two Sides of the Same Apocalyptic Coin

Isn’t it plausible that present attitudes towards women combined with rapid technological
advances as shown in EX MACHINA could be the “before” of some apocalyptic event that leads to
the “after” world of MAD MAX where the inhabitants have been brainwashed to believe they have
no responsibility for the apocalypse and healthy, fertile women are held as breeding slaves by a
tyrant who controls what scarce natural resources are left?

OWA Alum EMBERS hits its stride

OWA Alum EMBERS hits its stride

Since playing OWA, EMBERS has been picked up by Slamdance as its first-ever 'Slamdance Presents' title and will run at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood August 5-11. It's also set for an iTunes/On Demand release on August 2.  OWA Associate Artistic Director Jordan Brown figured it was time to catch up with Claire and see how the EMBERS family is doing on the eve of the film's release.

How I Learned to Love the SAW in Us All

How I Learned to Love the SAW in Us All

I’ll skip to the end and just say I loved SAW. I watched it twice in one day and made my wife watch it. SAW is a crime story, and the incidents described are no more horrific than David Fincher’s SEVEN and in fact, serve the story far better than those tableaus of torture.