Kickstart Sunday: STRIVER’S ROW

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Robert Rippberger and writer Sha-Risse Smith and their film Striver’s Row. This feature takes place in the Striver’s Row area of Harlem and revolves around a young woman struggling to keep


Kickstart Sunday: THREE SEASONS

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Mengxi “Althea” Rao and her short film Three Seasons. We don’t normally pick student films for this feature, but after Mengxi reached out to me and described her MFA thesis film as


Kickstart Sunday: NESTING DOLLS

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Robbie Snow and his film Nesting Dolls. The film is a feature-length psychological thriller involving three sorority sisters who turn on each other in violent ways after tragedy interrupts their week-long getaway.



This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Cody Jarrett and his upcoming documentary Tura!, a documentary about actress/burlesque dancer Tura Satana, who you may remember from Russ Meyer‘s classic cult film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. As an unabashed fan of


Kickstart Sunday: ASSHOLES

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from writer/director Peter Vack and his feature comedy Assholes, a story about two former addicts who meet at their psychoanalyst’s office, fall in love, and relapse big time turning into the biggest assholes


Kickstart Sunday: BIOPUNK

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from Dresden Pictures and their upcoming film Biopunk. Directed by Liam Garvo, the film aims to be a cyberpunk thriller taking place in a dystopian future where humans have been transformed into a new breed


Kickstart Sunday: Rooftop Films

If you’re a film fan living in New York, odds are you’re familiar with the fantastic Rooftop Films organization and the great screenings they exhibit throughout the city. I was fortunate enough to be invited to one of their events when


Kickstart Sunday: BLOOD MACHINES

About a year ago I saw this awesome music video for Carpenter Brut‘s song Turbo Killer- a throwback to glorious ’80s genre cinema and music videos. Sure, nostalgia is all the rage now and we’ve seen a boatload of other films emulating


Kickstart Sunday: THE SOUNDING

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Catherine Eaton and her upcoming mystery The Sounding. Expanded from a short film by the same name, The Sounding revolves around a young woman living with her grandfather on a remote island who



This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from the master of schlock himself, Frank Henenlotter, and his upcoming documentary The Trial of Mike Diana. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, Mike Diana was a cartoonist who, in 1994, was arrested and


Kickstart Sunday: TORMENTING THE HEN

This week on Kickstart Sunday, we’re looking at the latest feature film from director Theodore Collatos (Dipso), titled Tormenting the Hen. The film is a psychological thriller about a couple heading to a rural town in order to show off their play at a


Kickstart Sunday: THE EYESLICER

A few weeks back, Kevin and I covered an anthology film called Collective: Unconscious on the podcast, an interesting experimental film where five filmmakers interpreted each other’s dreams to surprisingly great effect. Now, the creators of that project, Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell, are working


Kickstart Sunday: TWO PLAINS & A FANCY

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick is the latest from directors Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn, titled 2 Plains & A Fancy. Being a fan of their last film, L For Leisure, I’m very pumped to check this one out, which takes place in


Kickstart Sunday: ORIENT CITY

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick is Orient City, a hand drawn animated film from Ryan Colucci and Zsombor Huszka. The film is a samurai western about a man sworn to protect a young girl after her family is killed and the