George A. Romero’s Martin (full film)

RIP George Romero. 1978’s Martin is one of his finest—and most overlooked—films.

Watch Hiroshi Teshigahara’s tranquil visual poem, Antonio Gaudí

Soft Machine live in Paris, 1970

Marketa Lazarová (1967, dir. František Vláčil)

What Is Royal Trux?

Putney Swope


AD/BC: A Rock Opera by Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade


Don DeLillo: The Word, the Image, the Gun (Documentary)

Watch A Day in the Afterlife, a 1994 documentary about Philip K. Dick

Watch Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr in Son of Dracula (or don’t, it’s pretty terrible)

Pasolini’s Decameron

Ken Russell’s film Savage Messiah



Watch Guilty as Charged, a documentary about Harry Crews

Heaven and Earth Magic

Watch a film about Thomas Pynchon, A Journey into the Mind of P


This 2002 documentary by Donatello Dubini and Fosco Dubini is kind of a mess, but it’s a fun mess. Interviews with old friends, like Jules Siegel, superfans and webdudes, and critics (George Plimpton shows up a few times), are interspliced with a lot of stock footage. The Residents’ fantastic pop appropriations from The Third Reich Rock n’ Roll help to stitch the movie together. The film occasionally indulges in a kind of obvious paranoid rambling, and the last section, detailing an attempt to photograph Thomas Pynchon (you remember that silly CNN report?) is not nearly as interesting as Allen Rush or other Pynchonians analyses…. Sort of a for completists only deal.