PopMatters - Best Worst Movie
Feature review of Best Worst Movie
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Ten films from beyond the norm, each one making 2010 that much more memorable. Hereshoping this list inspires you to seek out the weird and the wild, beginning with a cartoon that isas far from kiddie fodder as possible...Outsider films are, dare it be said, a dying breed. Thanks to updates in technology, new andnovel means of distribution, and the bandwagon like call to arms that is the Internet, even themost reclusive cinematic “genius” is bound to be discovered (and if the biz has anything to sayabout it, exploited). This doesn’t mean that every movie made sees the light of an everydayrelease, but it does make it harder and harder to stay in the background. Websites strive onuncovering the unique and unsung, and as such, banking on the uniqueness to raise their alwaysstruggling profiles. It’s the same here at Short Ends and Leader. After 12 months of siftingthrough the celluloid remnants, offering up a compendium of ten heretofore unknown treats isdifficult, if not impossible. Still, in the annual spirit of such a discussion, we will give it a well-considered whirl. #4: Best Worst Movie (dir. Michael Stephenson)Helmed by Michael Stephenson, a former child star who actually appeared in the original Troll 2(and is willing to admit it), this hilarious documentary uses the current cult over the titleclaptrap to cover a lot of ground. Some of its is purely nostalgic. At other instances, it’s apointed glimpse behind the making of a meaningless phenom. But when it gets down to thenitty gritty of the personalities and people involved, a proposed backstage glimpse at anarguably forgotten flop turned into another cinematic creature all together, it’s fascinating,funny, and sometimes rather frightening.