Category Archives: The Ink and Code approved

Mondo Monday – Creed Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

I’m drooling. The folks at Mondo have outdone themselves with this release–the soundtrack to Creed on vinyl for the first time. According to the press release: Compiled by Ludwig Göransson himself, this “Composer’s Cut” is the first time the film’s score has been released without dialogue tracks and features four never-before-released bonus tracks. In the world of Adonis, Bill Conti’s iconic Rocky score weighs

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Happy Women in Horror Month!

Today marks the start of the 8th annual Women in Horror Month. What is Women in Horror Month? As per the official site, it is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. We’re not just talking scream queens. This month is

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Five Films for the End of the World

We’re living in some perilous times with a great deal of uncertainty. As we all curl up into tight little balls and recite T.S. Elliot—”This is the way the world ends. This is the way the world ends. This is the way the world ends.”—let’s take a look at some post-apocalyptic films with unique visions

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Open Your Hearts and Wallets to The Field Guide to Evil

We’re back from a little bit too long of a winter vacation, but it took the right sort of news to shake us from hibernation. That news? A new look at horror from across the globe that needs our support. Producers Ant Timpson and Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder Tim League, the maniacs who brought you The ABCs of

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Year of the Woman begins with “XX”

Okay, so Hillary isn’t president, but that just means we need a renewed and even bigger focus on strong and talented women going forward. With that in mind, I’m thrilled to share the news of XX, a horror film anthology with an all-female lineup of filmmakers. XX is a new all-female helmed horror anthology featuring

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Universal Struggles – A Review of ‘Leslie’

Universal Struggles – A Review of Leslie  Struggling musician Holly (Kika Magalhães) can’t seem to catch a break. Money troubles, a relationship on the rocks, a sister with whom she cannot connect, and a broken down car all weigh on her. But when a life-altering obstacle comes her way, Holly is faced with tough decisions

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All in the Family – A Review of ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

All in the Family – A Review of The Eyes of My Mother We don’t often review a film for a second time, but when the first time around was a fairly short festival review, and the film happens to be one of the year’s best, we have to bend the rules a little. The Eyes

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Behind the Eyes of Kika Magalhães – An Interview

Behind the Eyes of Kika Magalhães – An Interview The Eyes of My Mother was the very last film we watched at this year’s Fantastic Fest, and it also happened to leave one of the greatest impressions. The debut feature from writer/director Nicolas Pesce is a gorgeously shot work of horror with a career-launching performance by Kika

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Hope and Refrigerators – A Review of ‘Hunter Gatherer’

Hope and Refrigeratorss – A Review of Hunter Gatherer Recently released from prison, Ashley Douglas (Andre Royo) is ready to restart his life. With little more than a toolbox full of his belongings–buried in his mother’s backyard–he aims to win back his ex Linda (Ashley Wilkerson), refusing to accept that she’s moved on. After a chance

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Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s ‘Evolution’ Opens this Friday!

Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution Opens this Friday! Patience pays off! After watching Evolution at Fantastic Fest in 2015, we’ve been eager to see it again, as well as hear what larger audiences have to say about it. And now that’s finally happening this holiday weekend thanks to IFC Midnight. Filmmaker Lucile Hadzihalilovic (director/writer of Innocence and occasional collaborator

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