Since the dawn of time, we’ve been fascinated by what happens in the afterlife — and whether there is one at all. Between appeasing the gods and preparing our dead for their final journey, we just can’t seem to get enough. With the advent of film, we turned that primal fear and curiosity into narratives from the humorous to the tragic. In WRISTCUTTERS: A LOVE STORY, the Sundance Film Festival favorite airing tonight at 11:30P, you’ll find out whether there really is life — and love — after death.
Enter the Void
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Funny sex scenes — at least, those that are meant to make you laugh — are often our favorite kind. Ironically, they tend to portray much more realistic onscreen sex than their serious, sultry counterparts. In funny sex scenes, you get weirdness, kink, awkwardness, jealousy, fantasy — oh yeah, and condoms. For some reason, the only time you see latex onscreen is when the sex is supposed to be funny. Here are ten of our favorite funny sex scenes — though not all of them were initially intended to be funny (we’re looking at you, Clive Owen). By the way, if you’re wondering where AMERICAN PIE and PORKY’S are: We took the liberty of limiting this list to scenes that made us laugh. And we’re not — nor have we ever been — 14-year-old boys.
The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in FYIVOD, we survey the landscape online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, get ready for some crazy flashbacks as we explore the world of psychedelic movies.
THIS WEEK’S THEME: Psychedelia
Daylight savings time starts this weekend, so don’t forget to spring forward on Saturday night. Or is it Sunday morning? All I know is that whenever the powers that be mess with my external clock, my internal one ends up paying the price. So we here at Sundance Channel have decided to throw caution to the wind and mess with your perception a bit further by featuring a few films that will warp the time-space continuum.
This week on Sundance is adults only: intense films about violence, sex, and parties, almost all praised for stunning visuals. And on Christmas Eve, Santa is bringing MARIE ANTOINETTE, with all of the ribbons, candy, and costumes you would expect for such a festive occasion.
As the weather gets chilly, so does our schedule of October films, packed with plenty of spine-tingling flicks to get you in the mood for Halloween. This weekend we’ve got back-to-back gruesome gore with…
To say that Gasper Noe’s “psychedelic melodrama” ENTER THE VOID premiered to a divisive audience is putting it lightly. Reactions to the film when it first screened at Cannes in 2009 were polarized, but the nomination for the Palm d’Or gave Noe the energy to continue editing and release a final, shorter, version at Sundance…