Sunday 31 July 2011

The Dude Wines, Dines & Designs...

Regular readers of the site may have seen the recent article about the work of Grindhouse poster designer extraordinaire Tom Hodge, better known as The Dude Designs. His retro styled posters for Hobo With A Shotgun and Father's Day hark back to the bygone era of video nasties and exploitation cinema and left me immediately wanting to see those films.

Wednesday 27 July 2011

As It Turns Out, Zooey Deschanel Could Be Any More Awesome.

Indie cinema's most loveliest actress singing the love theme from the Steve Martin comedy classic The Jerk whilst playing the Ukelele? Yes, this is my kind of thing.

via HelloGiggles

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Obscurity Files - Fear X

It is with great pleasure that I welcome a guest writer to Slacker Cinema for the first time today. Paul Martin, writer for, gives us his appraisal of one of Nicolas Winding Refn's early films. I hope you enjoy his contribution as much as I did, and recommend you head over to Film Doom as soon as you've finished reading it.

Out in September, Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive is one of the most purely enjoyable movies I've seen so far this year. And with that automotive thriller a near-certainty to bring the Danish director to a wider audience, it seems as fine a time as any to look back at his English-language debut, 2003's Fear X.

Monday 4 July 2011

The Dude Designs...

They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but I don't think the same idiom applies to movies. There's nothing I enjoy more than a good movie poster, and I often base my decision on whether to watch a film on how creative the poster design is. The granddaddy of the art form is Saul Bass, followed closely behind by the amazing Drew Struzan (whose work we've featured on the site before), but it's exciting when someone new arrives on the scene with a cool body of work to admire.