St@tic Multimedia

St@tic Multimedia is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Sean Axmaker
Rating Title/Year Author
Audition (1999) Sean Axmaker (The) disturbed and disturbing psycho-horror nightmare begins as a gentle romance based on a lie and then shoots into the Twilight Zone of obsession, sadism, and mutilation. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2005
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) Sean Axmaker ... a blithely campy, altogether good-natured love letter to the classic Godzilla films of the 1960s and 1970s directed by... Japan's adolescent action stylist. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2005
The Candy Snatchers (1974) Sean Axmaker ... a forgotten classic of cynical drive-in noir, a perfectly nasty seventies exploitation film with a vicious sense of doom. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2005
The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970) Sean Axmaker ... the story is only a structure for Argento to spin his painstakingly choreographed visions of violence and terror with a fluid camera and carefully controlled colors. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2005
Blood and Black Lace (1964) Sean Axmaker The plot becomes secondary to spectacle of the dreamy dance of death, choreographed with sadistic precision, delivered in lurid color, spied upon with a restlessly gliding camera. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2005
Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Sean Axmaker ... specious commentary on the manipulation of violence in news and documentary footage and the exploitation of sordid spectacle for entertainment. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2005
The Stairway to the Distant Past (1995) Sean Axmaker Hayashi's jazzy style is at once both playful and serious, full of comic wit and lighthearted character comedy... EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2005
The Most Terrible Time in My Life (1994) Sean Axmaker ... a lively, witty tribute to American private eye films with a serious core. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2005
Night Creatures (1962) Sean Axmaker Unleashes Hammer's trademark Gothic style on a dynamic genre mix: part pirate film, part smuggler thriller, part shadowy small-town crime conspiracy. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2005
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) Sean Axmaker Filled with wild stop motion effects and brilliant conceptual horrors, this is a horror film for the modern technological world. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
The Trap (1996) Sean Axmaker Hayashi's jazzy style is at once both playful and serious, full of comic wit and lighthearted character comedy... EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974) Sean Axmaker An iconic outlaw classic of seventies speed cinema... EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
A Bell From Hell (1973) Sean Axmaker ... walks a fine line between horror and sick humor. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
The Black Cat (1934) Sean Axmaker ... a baroque masterpiece, the pinnacle of expressionism of Hollywood. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
The Specials (2000) Sean Axmaker It's such a low key parody that the undercurrent of deadpan nuttiness and sheer invention just sneaks up on you. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2005
Olga's Girls (1964) Sean Axmaker Indifferently acted, crude and sleazy, this fascinatingly bad exploitation artifact of 1960s grindhouses is hilarious camp... EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2005
() Sean Axmaker For pure exploitation, it doesn't get any more perverse and irredeemably sleazy than Joseph P. Mawra's bargain basement, not-so-Grand Guignol "Olga" films... EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2005
Bitter Victory (1958) Sean Axmaker Nicholas Ray directs with an uncompromising austerity that puts the hypocrisy and the bitter inhumanity of war in focus... EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2005
Forty Guns (1957) Sean Axmaker ... sexual energy and psychotic violence that explodes onscreen in staccato editing, darting camerawork, and the maddest expressions of love this side of Duel in the Sun. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2005
The Demon Planet (1965) Sean Axmaker Though never particularly scary, Bava has a cool way with the alien eerieness of it all... EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2005
Danger: Diabolik (1968) Sean Axmaker ... a surreal mix of spy movie, heist thriller, and anti-establishment satire, all with delirious style and tongue firmly in cheek. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2005
800 Bullets (2002) Sean Axmaker ... a tribute to the magic of movies and moviemaking set and shot in Almeria, Spain (home to scores of sixties westerns). EDIT
Posted May 8, 2005
My Name Is Nobody (1973) Sean Axmaker Part spoof, part farewell to the frontier myth, it's kind of a slapstick version of The Gunfighter. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2005
Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979) Sean Axmaker ... a sickly satirical parody of the free world. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2005
Quatermass Conclusion (1980) Sean Axmaker ... an ingenious bit of speculative fiction that combines science, myth, religion, and sociology... EDIT
Posted May 8, 2005
Trick Baby (1973) Sean Axmaker This confidence drama set on the streets of Philadelphia is charged with issues of race, racism, family, and trust in ways that no other blaxploitation film touches on. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2005
2.5/4 The Interpreter (2005) Sean Axmaker Pollack becomes so caught up in the machinations of plot that he allows the politics to boil down into simplistic mush. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2005
3/4 Sin City (2005) Sean Axmaker A pastiche of the most naively macho extremes of brutal pulp fiction, lovingly rendered as mock anti-hero B-movie crime opera. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2005