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Now displaying: July, 2022
Jul 18, 2022

Bill talks to writer/editor/podcaster/programmer Katie Rife about her many endeavors, from co-founding Everything Is Terrible, inventing puns for Mr. Skin and presenting films at Facets Night School to writing/podcasting for The A.V. Club, programming for The Music Box Theatre and freelancing for outlets like Rolling Stone, Vulture and Roger Ebert.com. Topics include: Mike McPadden, Daily Grindhouse, gatekeepers, Odd Obsession Movies, her book IF YOU LIKE QUENTIN TARANTINO…, William Morris, Film Club, Fantastic Fest 2017, online harassment, Elizabeth Purchell, ironically working for Jerry Springer and getting judged for renting THE WIRE.

Follow Katie Rife on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/rifewithkatie

Keep up with the latest articles by Katie Rife on Muck Rack:
https://muckrack.com/rifewithkatie/articles

Read Katie Rife on GHOST WORLD:
https://www.avclub.com/20-years-on-a-self-proclaimed-enid-looks-back-at-ghost-1848132541

Watch Everything Is Terrible: “Flirting With Magic”
https://vimeo.com/34270515

Watch Everything Is Terrible: “Moms On The Net!”https://vimeo.com/34523789

Watch Everything Is Terrible: “Rock Music And The Occult”
http://everythingisterrible.blogspot.com/2009/06/rock-music-and-occult.html

Read Katie Rife on TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE’s controversial screening at Fantastic Fest 2017:
https://www.avclub.com/an-unseen-ed-wood-movie-ignites-a-firestorm-of-controve-1818767773

Read Katie Rife’s 4-part series on CARMILLA:
https://www.fangoria.com/what-girls-do-when-theyre-left-alone-150-years-of-carmilla/

Buy Katie Rife’s book IF YOU LIKE QUENTIN TARANTINO… https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/author/KATHERINE-RIFE

Watch Katie Rife talk about LADY SNOWBLOOD on The Brandon Peters Show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQxBWuiG2a0&t=1400s

Watch the Film Club Podcast with Katie Rife and A.A. Dowd:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLslxeOGneMPsb4FjarRN8DByJi_xxYYni

Read Katie Rife on her time working for THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW:
https://www.avclub.com/trash-class-and-free-cigarettes-my-life-with-the-jer-1828530477

Listen to Katie Rife on Drinks On Monday with The Strike Team:
https://drinksonmonday.libsyn.com/whats-high-in-the-middle-and-round-on-both-ends

Read Katie Rife on The A.V. Club:
https://www.avclub.com/author/katierife

Jul 5, 2022

Bill speaks to Animus Magazine founder/editor and film critic Elena Lazic. Topics include: Stéphane Delorme, PETRA, having a responsibility to cinema, The Prince Charles Cinema, STRAW DOGS, filmmaker intentionality, Another Gaze, The Relentless Picnic, the Oscars, Cahiers du Cinéma, the solitary nature of writing, TITANE, Reverse Shot, Vincent D'Onofrio and developing critical faculties through disappointment with INSPECTOR GADGET.

Read Animus Magazine:
https://animusmagazine.com

Subscribe/Read Animus on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/animus_mag/posts

Visit Elena Lazic’s website:
https://elenalazic.wordpress.com

Read Elena Lazic’s interview with Abel Ferrara:
https://elenalazic.wordpress.com/2020/07/19/abel-ferrara-on-the-driller-killer/

Read Elena Lazic on WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED - A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR:
https://animusmagazine.com/2021/08/23/a-man-who-would-come-here-of-his-own-free-will/

Read Elena Lazic on ONIBABA for The Criterion Collection:
https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/7556-onibaba-masks-and-faces

Hear Manuela and Elena Lazic discuss THE PARENT TRAP on Blank Check:

https://soundcloud.com/griffin-and-david-present/the-parent-trap-with-elena-lazic-and-mani-lazic

Hear Elena Lazic on The Evolution Of Horror:
https://www.evolutionofhorror.com/elenalazic

Watch Manuela and Elena Lazic discuss the films of Robert Pattinson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu2STc_wQ7k

Watch Manuela and Elena Lazic discuss iconic cinema serial killers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_ZnIt58bic&t=1009s

Buy Indicator’s limited edition Blu-Ray for Don Siegel’s MADIGAN, with a new booklet essay by Elena Lazic:

https://www.diabolikdvd.com/product/madigan-le-indicator-uk-blu-ray-region-b/

Visit Another Gaze:
https://www.anothergaze.com

Read Daniel Bird on POSSESSION for Animus:

https://animusmagazine.com/2021/12/31/everything-old-is-new-again-or-how-we-grew-to-stop-hating-and-love-possession/

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