Tag: wrestling

Night Flight

Night Flight

Screen Reviews

A video streaming service replicates the ’90s with a revival and expansion of the cult TV show Night Flight.

Top 19 Dead People of 2009

Top 19 Dead People of 2009

Features

Another tough year is dead and gone, leaving only the tough and the clever. Carl F Gauze remembers 19 of 2009’s great and not so great dead people.

The Wrestler

The Wrestler

Screen Reviews

A washed-up wrestler makes one last trip into the ring, where even Marisa Tomei can’t save him. Referee Carl F Gauze makes it a slow three-count.

Brody: The Triumph and Tragedy of Wrestling’s Rebel

Brody: The Triumph and Tragedy of Wrestling’s Rebel

Print Reviews

Back in the heyday of wrestling, when it was so much more than Vince McMahon mashing on the controller buttons, Bruiser Brody cast a long shadow. Matthew Moyer and Larry Matysik reveal how Brody’s persona has outlasted his brutally short life.

The Heels

The Heels

Print Reviews

Bring on the bad guys! Shelton Hull finds a little joy in pro wrestling again after reading this encyclopedic history of heels, the grapplers you love to hate.

Bang Your Head!

Bang Your Head!

Print Reviews

Listen up, you pencil-neck geeks! Tom “Tearaway” Schulte got the word straight from the heel’s mouth in this autobiography of one of wrestling’s great wildmen, the Missing Link.

Eddie, RIP

Eddie, RIP

Minority Report

Shelton Hull says goodbye to one of the greats of professional wrestling.

Kaiju Big Battel

Screen Reviews

Wrestling meets rubber suited monsters in a supposedly wicked good time…or is it? Phil Bailey is not quite convinced.

Kaiju Big Battel

Screen Reviews

Wrestling meets rubber suited monsters in a supposedly wicked good time…or is it? Phil Bailey is not quite convinced.

Brawlin’ Broads

Screen Reviews

Ink 19’s resident wrestling aficionado extrordinaire, Matthew Moyer takes a look at Brawlin’ Broadsand rates ‘em both (the brawlin’ and the broads, that is – get your mind out of the gutter!).

Jonny Impetigo

Features

Karen Carpenter-Damascus and Frances Farmer’s surreal comic strip makes its triumphant return! This time, Jonny teaches you about the fine art of “blading.” Kids, don’t try this at home!

Maybe Rocky Doesn’t Suck (After All)

Bladejob

An oddly optimistic look at the (timely) mainstream crossover appeal of the Rock, courtesy of “Bladejob”. Yes, yes, but The Mummy Returns is still a piece of shit!

That Night Of Nights

Bladejob

The by-no-means definitive guide to centering your whole April 1st around, yes, Wrestlemaniaaaaaaa! A “Bladejob” exclusive.

Bastard Obligatory Year-End List Mania Now

Bladejob

It’s time for Bladejob to dole out dubious year-end honors for the “best” that Wrestling had to offer in 2000. Objectivity and common sense went right out the window…

Goddamn! What A Disturbing Triple H Video!

Bladejob

Goddamn! What A Disturbing Triple H Video! That really kind of says it all, doesn’t it? Matthew Damascus critiques the cinematic techniques of a villain’s intro video in “Bladejob”.

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Fire and Iceland

Fire and Iceland

Interviews

New York filmmaker April Anderson talks with Bob Pomeroy about volcanoes, horses, and making documentaries in Iceland.

Best of Film 2022

Best of Film 2022

Screen Reviews

With a year of festival and microcinema screenings behind them, Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite films, six supplemental features, and one exceptional repertory release of 2022.

Laura Citarella

Laura Citarella

Interviews

Director Laura Citarella, of the famed filmmaking collective El Pampero Cine, has created with her newest feature Trenque Lauquen a provocative transformation of her protagonist Laura (Laura Parades), whom Citarella first introduced in her 2011 film Ostende. Lily and Generoso enjoyed an in-depth conversation with Citarella about Trenque Lauquen when it screened at AFI Fest 2022.

New Music Now 009: Sleepyhead

New Music Now 009: Sleepyhead

Features

Join us for a new edition of New Music Now, with our special musical guest, Sleepyhead. All three members of the band are school teachers, so you didn’t hear it from us, but there might be a pop quiz about their album New Alchemy after the show.

Joana Pimenta

Joana Pimenta

Interviews

Back in 2018, Lily and Generoso selected Adirley Queirós’s Once There Was Brasilia as a top ten film. That feature’s cinematographer, Joana Pimenta, has now co-directed with Queirós one of the most expansive political films we’ve seen this year, Dry Ground Burning. Lily and Generoso interviewed Pimenta at AFI Fest earlier this month.