Underground Film Links: July 24, 2011
Kind of a short list this week. Not sure why that is, but what I can say is that there are some really great articles linked to below.
- Underground figures invaded mainstream newspapers this week. First, the Alexandria Gazette Packet has a very lovely profile of the legendary Mink Stole.
- Then, the Vancouver son profiled bad boy pornographer and avant-garde troublemaker Bruce LaBruce.
- Now you can download the amazing soundtrack to Jaimz Asmundson’s trippy short film The Magus.
- Mark Savage has tons of great photos from his latest naughty production, the awesomely titled Pond Scum, which looks very classic transgression-ish just from the pictures of star Renae Boult.
- I always really enjoy reading Bill Plympton’s reviews of classic animated films. They’re usually very brief, but direct and insightful. Most recently, he checked out and loathed The Great Mouse Detective.
- Jack Sargeant has a nice, short write-up of the always controversial Salo: 120 Days of Sodom, a movie so shocking that while I know I’ve seen it, I remember very little about it.
- Alessandro Cima reviews Raymond Salvatore Harmon’s art terrorism manifesto, BOMB, and takes some issue with it, while enjoying it at the same time.
- Like Chopping Mall, I’m also completely sick of zombie movies — especially since they’ve become so mainstream — but this review of France’s La Horde makes the film interesting enough to check out sometime.
- Rhizome has a semi-quick, but insightful interview with the art duo Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt).
- Wicked Channel is introduced to the brilliance of Bob Moricz, via the film Palace of Stains, and isn’t quite sure what to make of it.
- Professor Chutry analyzes what might be fueling Redbox’s business model and challenges the theories of fellow theorist, Wheeler Winston Dixon.