Marijuana can make a bad movie good and a good movie great. But it’s got to be the right movie, one with ideas you can explore more deeply, or absurdity you can appreciate more naturally. The balance is delicate, just like picking the right kind of weed. As today is 4/20, we’ve created a list of films to watch when…
Low-budget scifi movies may have had their heyday during Roger Corman’s rise to B-movie greatness in the 1950s, but they’re still going strong today—proving that you don’t necessarily need lavish special effects to tell a really great story. Here are our favorites from the past few decades.
It’s been over a week since our list of Netflix recommendations, so here’s another stack of movies to add to your binge-watch pile. This time, they’re all on Hulu, which (added bonus) also contains all 11 seasons of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, in case you get too freaked out by any of the following.
We sometimes describe films like 10 Cloverfield Lane as being low-budget—but a real low-budget classic is more like the time-travel movie Primer, which was made for a shockingly tiny $7,000. In a new interview, star David Sullivan talked about how insanely shoestring this production was.
Outlander returns for the second half of its first season tomorrow on Starz. If you're among those who haven't seen it, here's everything you need to know — what's going on, who everyone is, why it's so good, and what to expect — before the midseason premiere.
A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential…
Some movies give up all their treasure on the first viewing. But others only really start to speak to you when you've already seen them once or twice. What's your favorite movie that has to be seen more than once to be understood?
Today sees the release of White House Down, which is the most Emmerichian film ever produced. But meanwhile, you could also enjoy Europa Report on VOD or Byzantium in select theaters. Tons of low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies are more exciting than your average big summer blockbuster. Here are 25 of them.
Did you walk out of the theater scratching your head after watching Upstream Color, the new movie from Primer director Shane Carruth? If so, then Carruth may have some answers for you. Warning: Major spoilers ahead.
Shane Carruth created an uncompromising mind-bender with his first movie, Primer. But with his second film, Upstream Color, he's done something harder and weirder. Upstream Color uses striking images and sounds to unmoor you from reality, even as it tells a powerful, emotional journey. No spoilers below...
Shane Carruth blew your mind with Primer. And now he aims to do the same to your subconscious, with the dreamlike Upstream Color, which opens Friday in New York. We were lucky enough to speak to him on the phone about the themes and ideas behind his intense, challenging film, and here's what he told us. Spoilers…
Some day, people from the distant future will travel back to our era and inform us that science has conclusively identified the best movies about time travel. Until then, though, we're forced to make our own judgements. Luckily, there are a few time-travel movies that have rocked our space/time continuums more than…
You know how sometimes a movie seems like just an ordinary slasher flick, and then it gets weirder and weirder, and finally you get to a scene where a mortally wounded woman is climbing over a pile of her dead duplicates from another timeline, which are being eaten by seagulls? Yeah. That.
Still confused by the twists and turns inside Shane Carruth's time traveling indie Primer? Never fear, someone has finally made the ultimate guide to Abe's wild time-traveling ride. Behold the world's most complicated time travel movie, solved. (Sort of.)
Screw a spaceship, we want a time machine! Time machines rule, because they crack open the mysteries of the past and future. And each time machine has its own weird personality. And if you visited another planet, you'd probably suffocate.
Shane Carruth, writer and director of the lo-fi scifi flick Primer, has uploaded the entire film to Google Video so you can watch it for free. If you liked the time-twists of Inception, you'll love Primer - it's even crazier.
Futurama returns tonight on Comedy Central. For those who missed out on this star-spanning animated comedy the first time around, we've got everything you need to know to jump into the show's new season — complete with helpful video.
Shane Carruth warped our minds with his ultra-low-budget Primer, and now he's back. We caught up with Carruth and he updated us on the progress of his second film, A Topiary, plus new details have leaked out. Spoilers ahead!