Posts by Phil Brown

Infinitely Polar Bear Review

Infinitely Polar Bear is an incredibly accomplished work for a first time filmmaker, a delicately conceived character piece that even finds some standout visual and cinematic moments.

Home Entertainment: Kingsman Review

Matthew Vaughn's finest film to date, Kingsman: The Secret Service looks great on Blu-ray and comes complete with a feature length making-of doc, something which is all too rare these days.

John Maclean Interview

Dork Shelf recently got a chance to chat with Slow West director John Maclean as the film gears up for its Canadian release. We picked his brain about the motivations behind his uniquely strange Western debut.

Hungry Hearts Review

Oddball writer/director Saverio Costanzo takes the typically warm concept of maternal love and transforms it into something twisted, possessive, and at times downright terrifying in the genre experiment that is Hungry Hearts.

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.