Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor for LitReactor.com. He has also written for ChuckPalahniuk.net. He was a guitarist in the band SpeedSpeedSpeed, and is the poison pen behind thejamminjabber, although he's not so sure he should admit it.
Aussie documentarian Mark Hartley returns with another exploitation expose for the discriminating connoisseur of crap. Only this time around he emigrates from his native Australia to focus on the down and dirty films of the Philippine Islands. Those familiar with... More »
You pretty much know what you're in for when you go to see a film called Hobo With A Shotgun. Not only because it's all right there in the title, but because a film like that tends to skew towards... More »
If the perceived douchiness of Adrian Grenier is preventing you from seeing this film, let me assuage your fears- Teenage Paparazzo is very, very good. Sure, it's familiar territory for the star, but this isn't some superficial vanity project or... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review.]13 Assassins will be available on VOD in North America starting today, March 25th and opens in select U.S. cities starting on April 29th. To quote another review of mine, "it's been... More »
[Once again, our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review.]The Foul King screens Tuesday, March 1st, as part of BAM Rose Cinema's Kim Ji-woon retrospect- Severely Damaged: The Cinema of Kim Ji-woon. This ain't no Wallace Beery wrestling picture,... More »
[Our Thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review]The Quiet Family screens Monday, February 28th, as part of BAM Rose Cinema's Kim Ji-woon retrospect- Severely Damaged: The Cinema of Kim Ji-woon. The first time I saw The Quiet Family, I... More »
When he's not busy scripting Hollywood blockbusters for the likes of Alex Proyas and Scott Derrickson, UK based screenwriter Stuart Hazeldine is wringing his hands menacingly and plotting his own directorial career. Allusions to cartoonish super-villainy aside, Hazeldine has crafted... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review.]The Electric Chair was screened Friday, October 15th at The 92Y Tribeca Screening Room in NYC. It will be available on DVD Tuesday, October 19th through Wild Eye Releasing. What do you... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for taking the time to conduct and transcribe the following interview.]At this point in his fledgling international career, the name Tom Six should be instantly familiar to most genre fans. Hell, even my mother is... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review.]I don't think I've ever used the word "penis" so many times in a review before. Directed by and starring acclaimed Japanese comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto, Symbol is a film with an... More »
[Once again our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review.]Golden Slumber fills my eyes, but what exactly is it I'm seeing? A man-on-the-run conspiracy thriller, mixing JFK and The Bourne Identity? Or a treatise on friendship lost, the repairing... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review. Rant, disc issues and all.]Rant alert: I know piracy is a real problem, but I'm rapidly losing patience with the giant, garish watermarks being slapped on screeners these days. Especially on... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review]Ning Hao's CRAZY RACER is not the film I thought it was going to be. Granted, I went in having only read a brief summary, but that summary painted a very specific... More »
György Pálfi, the man responsible for the subdued murder mystery Hukkle, and the grotesque, Eastern Bloc artistry of Taxidermia, returns with I Am Not Your Friend, a Soderberghian exercise in low budget improvisation. The film follows a small group of... More »
[ Once again, props go to Joshua Chaplinksy for this review ]Four Years ago, a bizarre little film called Sheitan made me a fan of director Kim Chapiron for life. It starred Vincent Cassel as a demented hillbilly who makes... More »
[ Our Thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review ]Omar A. Rodriguez Lopez is gonna need a bigger hat rack. The prolific solo artist and fearless leader of Latin progsters, The Mars Volta, is now a bona fide filmmaker.... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review. 1 was screened as part of the Lincoln Film Society's recent contemporary Hungarian cinema program.]More interesting than enjoyable, but at times more frustrating than interesting, Pater Sparrow's adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following.]For anyone that was there, I'm the jerk that flipped off the screen and walked out during the screening of The Revenant at Fantastic Fest this year. For those who weren't, The Revenant... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following.]CHAOS REIGNS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS LARS VON TRIER'S ANTICHRIST (contains spoilers) Lars Von Trier does not strike me as the type of man who takes well to the mocking of his work, no... More »
[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following.] This past Friday was the New York premiere of Marcel Sarmien and Gadi Harel’s coming of age horror flick Deadgirl. Co-director Harel was in attendance (as were a pair of single-digit aged... More »
Much has already been written, both on these pages and many others, about the landmark Hollywood-China co-production that is Marvel and DMG Entertainment's Iron Man 3. The film, directed by Shane Black, is the third solo outing for Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark, and has proved a phenomenal success around...
CHAPTER 4: THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANNA KARINA AND BUTT PLUGSI'm sitting outside at a small Café that my editor told me to meet him at. I'm a 10 minute walk from the Marche Du Film convention hall and I'm still waiting for my editor to arrive so he take guide...
MIKE'S JOURNAL. MAY 13. MORNINGI wake up sometime around five AM. My flight to France doesn't leave until five PM. I should be there for security check in sometime around 3PM. There is no reason for me to be up this early but I'm feeling anxious. I have an itch...
CHAPTER ONE: THE BIGGER THE SIDEBURNS, THE BIGGER THE ASSHOLE. I've hit the big time now. I've finally made it. I'm in like Flint from here on out. I'm boarding a plane to France where I'll be attending the Cannes Film Festival for the first time.No more unpaid blogging from...
I have a running argument about whether or not movie box office is a zero-sum game. I tend to attack film earning potential from the "mother of two" perspective - which is that while yes, it's nice to believe that if a film is good it has a theoretically unlimited...