Sarah Jacobson – Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore (1997)

MARY JANE’S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE, Jacobson’s only feature film, is a vibrant and vital antidote to every phony Hollywood teen picture, bringing lo-fi realness to the coming-of-age genre. Sure, the usual signposts are here — first job, first time, crushes, friendships, fitting in and figuring it out — but all are handled with utter honesty. The sex is bad, the boys are jerks, the future is questionable, and growing up is ultimately a disappointment. It’s a stark contrast to Hollywood’s glamorous lies. Read More »

Marc McKee – Big Brother: Shit (1996)

The creators of the skateboarding magazine Big Brother go on an East Coast tour, and get into some pretty wild shenanigans.

This is one of the most wild movies I think I’ve ever seen, there’s quite literally no way this would’ve gotten released today. Most of it is skateboarding videos and that’s fun but the rest is people doing stupid shit and it’s hilarious but so bad at the same time, it is quite literally a product of it’s time Read More »

Andy Warhol – Bike Boy (1967)

Plot Summary:
Joe Spencer, a member of a motorcycle gang, is taking a shower. After his bout with personal hygiene, Joe encounters Andy Warhol’s “superstars,” who engage him in conversation. The superstars crack jokes he doesn’t understand and continually correct his poor pronunciation in an attempt to deflate his machismo. In response to these provocations, Joe becomes more obscene and more boasting, but ultimately, he cannot compete with the put-downs that are part of the put-on performances of the Warhol superstars, who prevail over him in the end. Written by Tummy AuGratin Read More »

Walter Hill – The Warriors [Theatrical Cut] [+ Commentary] (1979)

Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York’s gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus’ death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors’ trail. Read More »

Ian Reid – Sex, Hood, Skate, and Videotape AKA Ian Reid’s Video (2006)

Sex, Hood, Skate, and Videotape shot, edited, and released by Ian Reid in 2006 is a legendary and infamous video that has been unavailable in it’s entirety for 10+ years.

“I’m gonna take this time out to talk to you about Ian Reid’s video. It’s a timepiece that takes you on a trip from the bottom to the top. It was made amidst the streets of New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in the middle of skating with my friends, shootouts, sex, money and drugs. I’m here to adjust the game, to put the integrity back in skateboarding. The game’s all wrong- I’m gonna show you how to do this. Ian Reid’s video is 110% RAW and UNCUT. This is how a video should be made.” Read More »

Ti West – The Roost (2005)

Creatures of the night find new prey on the scariest night of the year in this horror story. It’s Halloween night, and four friends — Allison (Vanessa Horneff), Elliott (Wil Horneff), Trevor (Karl Jacob), and Brian (Sean Reid) — are on a road trip en route to a friend’s wedding when their car breaks down after running into something. Looking for help, the four happen upon the farmhouse of an elderly couple, Elvin (Richard Little) and May (Barbara Wilhide), which is located next to a huge barn. Elvin and May have already become lost in the darkness of the barn, and soon two of the lost travelers are suffering the same fate as they search for friendly strangers. However, while they can barely see a hand in front of their face, they discover they’re not alone in the barn, which has become home to a huge swarm of bloodthirsty bats. The Roost is framed by an introduction and postscript from a television horror show host, played by Tom Noonan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Read More »

Stephen Frears – Screen Two: The Snapper (1993)

Sharon Curley (Tina Kelleher) is 20, works in a Dublin supermarket, lives at home and is pregnant. If that isn’t bad enough, she adamantly refuses to name the father. In turn shocked, concerned, defensive, embarrassed and angry, her own father, Dessie (Colm Meaney), is determined to support her but as the small town is driven into a frenzy of gossip, his loyalty is soon put to the test. As speculation, suggestion and rumour mount will Sharon manage to keep her secret intact? Will Dessie continue to stand by his daughter and how will the ‘snapper’ be welcomed into the world? Read More »