Posts by Phil Brown

Banksy Does New York Review

In October 0f 2013, Banksy took up an artists’ residency NYC, promising to serve up a new piece of work every day for the next 31 days. Banksy Does New York documents the work and the city's varied reactions to it.

Welcome To Me Review

It’s unlikely that Kristin Wiig's surreal comedy Welcome To me will have much mainstream success in theaters, but this sucker has “future cult favorite” written all over it.

Going Clear Review

Alex Gibney's scathing doc Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief confirms what most of us already knew or suspected: the church of Scientology has some secrets.

Home Entertainment: Coffy Review

Pam Greir’s star-making feature Coffy is just as ludicrously entertaining to dip into these days as it was in 1973 and should be sampled by more than just the usual Blaxploitation cultists.

Home Entertainment: Escape From New York Review

The folks at Shout Factory have been cranking Carpenter classics onto Blu-ray since they kicked off their Scream Factory genre label and have finally secured the rights to one of his most iconic and important efforts with Escape From New York.

The Salvation Review

The Salvation is not the art house neo-Western you may expect it to be, but more your basic bloody revenge story that offers up many of the thrills of grindhouse-era genre flicks.

Hot Docs 2015: (T)error Review

For the first hour of it’s running time, (T)error is a slow build doc that borders on tedious despite incendiary subject matter, but the last section makes for a thrilling film that should not be missed.

Hot Docs 2015: Seth’s Dominion Review

As a portrait of an enigmatic cartoonist and comic book dream-weaver, Seth's Dominion is a wonderfully creative little doc that honors and embodies it’s subject, like few others.

Hot Docs: Raiders! Interview

Our in-depth interview with Tim Skousen, one of the co-directors of the wildly entertaining doc Raiders!, screening at this year's Hot Docs film fest.

Hot Docs 2015: Rolling Papers Review

On January 1, 2014 the state of Colorado went ahead and legalized the sale of marijuana. We probably all assumed someone would make a documentary about it the following year. Sure enough, Mitch Dickman did exactly that and bit off a little more that he could chew.