What’s been happening on the rest of IFC.com:
+ List: Pass the Kool-Aid – Five Flicks That Aspired To Cult Status – Can a film like “Repo! The Genetic Opera” aim at and achieve cult status intentionally? Matt Singer examines five examples would indicate that becoming a cult film is something that has to be earned.
+ Bruce Campbell on “My Name is Bruce” – The B-movie icon famous for playing Ash in the “Evil Dead” movies gives Jean-Claude Van Damme a run for his money by starring as and directing himself in his new meta-comedy.
+ On DVD: “Billy the Kid,” “No Mercy, No Future” – Michael Atkinson on Jennifer Venditti’s adroit and honest documentary portrait of a working-class high schooler inflicted with Asperger’s; plus, Helma Sanders-Brahms’ odyssey of a schizophrenic young woman on the streets of Berlin.
+ Podcast: Actors as Themselves, Sort of – Matt Singer and I look at the actors with the self-awareness (and sense of humor) to attempt the meta-role that is playing a version of themselves on screen.
+ Opening This Week: Gay zombies, the literal Sundance kid and the Muscles From Brussels – Neil Pedley rounds up what’s new in theaters.
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[Photo: Bruce Campbell in “My Name is Bruce,” Image Entertainment, 2007]