Jacob Knight
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Jacob Knight

Jacob Knight is a screenwriter, novelist and journalist from Slotter, Mass. He is most times fueled by scotch, horror films and the Criterion Collection. He currently resides in Philadelphia, PA with his wife and cantankerous Westie pup.

Fantastic Fest 2013Movie ReviewMovies

The simple fact that a horror film inspired by the Italian cannibal movies of the ‘70s and ‘80s is being released to mall crowds is kind of a miracle in itself, so criticizing Eli Roth’s shoddily crafted homage feels like a somewhat futile endeavor. Some could argue that the obvious

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Fantastic Fest 2013Movie ReviewMovies

The latest from horror wunderkind Ti West is easily his best, and scariest, film yet.

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Fantastic Fest 2013Movie ReviewMovies

Director Randy Moore’s covertly shot, surrealist take on the “Disneyfication” of our daily lives is nothing short of brilliant.

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Fantastic Fest 2013Movie ReviewMovies

E.L. Katz’s directorial debut is a sharp, brutal bit of blackly hilarious exploitation.

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Fantastic Fest 2013Movie ReviewMovies

Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut contains some finely choreographed martial arts madness. But is it any good?

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Fantastic Fest 2013Movie ReviewMovies

When is a man made of poo more than just the sum of his feces-encrusted parts?

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Fantastic Fest 2013Movie ReviewMovies

The latest from director Ben Wheatley is a psychedelic head trip, mixing philosophy with pure terror.

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Fantastic Fest 2013Movie ReviewMovies

Matt Johnson’s school shooting comedy is a stab at social relevance hamstrung by an over-reliance on cinematic gimmickry.

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Fantastic Fest 2013Movie ReviewMovies

James Ward Byrkit’s directorial debut is an odd, heady piece of sci-fi drama in the vein of Shane Carruth’s “Primer”.

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Fantastic Fest 2013Film FestivalsMusic

Jacob shares the ten albums that are going to be scoring his booze soaked sojourn to the Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest 2013.

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Movie ReviewMovies

The monsters vs. robots movie you always dreamed about seeing when you were just a little kid, Pacific Rim is absolutely awesome.

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MusicMusic Review

Kanye West’s sixth record is abrasive, alienating and, at times, flat out wonderful — a testament to his continued growth as one of our most compelling musical artists.

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MusicMusic Review

Daft Punk return with their first record in eight years, ditching their computers for a live band to create a towering, history traversing achievement.

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CinedelphiaFilm FestivalsMovie ReviewMovies

Jacob’s final trip to the mausoleum brings two gimmick screenings: “Rollercoaster” (1977) presented in Sensurround, and “Liquid Sky” (1982) featuring a live score by Philly psych rockers, Cheap Dinosaurs.

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