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Kevin Smith‘s Tusk is a prime example of a filmmaker in the midst of reinvention. Every since the disaster that was Cop Out, Smith has been on a quest to become a new director. First he shunned Hollywood and self-distributed Red State, a welcome departure from his off-the-wall comedies of the past. Now he’s delving deep into horror with Tusk, the story of a man named Howard (Michael Parks) who kidnaps a podcaster named Wallace (Justin Long) and attempts to turn him into a Walrus. Much like Smith’s up-and-down career path, Tusk has a fascinating trajectory.

Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Tusk Writer and Director Kevin Smith! As a fan of Kevin Smith all the way back to CLERKS, it is exciting to see him delve into new territory. In his latest horror fantasy TUSK, he creates something that we’ve never seen before. Thanks to all those listening to his SModcast that voted “#yeswalrus” we can get a glimpse as to what a human walrus would actually look like. This fascinating, funny, creepy and philosophical flick... Read More...

Since no one gets to dislike anything in a public venue without drawing accusations of being a “hater,” I feel compelled to unpack my Kevin Smith bona fides: I included “Chasing Amy” in my book “101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men” despite the divisive opinions that comedy sparked in the LGBT community. I defended “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” as a step forward for queer humor when the film was being pilloried by GLAAD.

In the twenty years since his influential debut feature, Clerks, Kevin Smith has established himself as a singular voice in the American indie landscape with his wry observations of disaffected youth culture. With his 2011 horror film, Red State, and his new film, Tusk, Smith reinvents himself by bringing his comedic chops to a new, disturbing milieu.

A24 In 2011, Kevin Smith took to the Sundance stage after the premiere of his then-latest film, the horror-cum-satire-cum-action movie, Red State. The film, in conjunction with a 33-minute rant about Hollywood and the death of the indie film world, led many to declare that Smith had totally lost his mind.


Kevin Smith Says He's Ending His Feud With Movie Critics – Plenty of filmmakers over the years have had acrimonious relationships with critics. After all, it can't be easy to spend a year or more of your life pouring your heart and soul into a project, only for a writer who's already seen four other movies at a festival that day to tear it to shreds. 1 week 3 days ago via jetli

Toronto 2014 Review: Kevin Smith's TUSK Gleefully Plays By Its Own Rules "Why don't you ask him if he's going to stay? Why don't you ask him if he's going away? Why don't you tell me what's going on?" - TUSK, Fleetwood Mac Kevin Smith is many things to many people - stoner disciple, prurient podcaster, agitprop commentator, guerilla filmmaker. Yet at its heart the phenomena surrounding this larger-than-life cult figure boils down to one cause - Smith, above all, is a story teller. Go back to Clerks and you'll see the nascence of his Kibbitz-fueled cinema.

TIFF Review: 'My Old Lady' Starring Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith And Kristin Scott Thomas Mathias (Kevin Kline) is a failure. He's three times divorced, and not coincidentally, has written three unpublished novels. But the passing of his father —who has otherwise given away all his money to charity— has opened to the door to potential prosperity. Mathias' father has left him the keys to a beautiful Parisian apartment, but there's just one problem: the 90 year old Mathilde (Maggie Smith) has lived there for seventy years and has no plans to leave. Nor does she have a legal obligation to.

Cuckoo Cuchoo! First Reactions To Kevin Smith's TUSK Those that were in attendance for the midnight feature at the Toronto International Film Festival were given the pleasure of viewing Kevin Smith's latest flick, Tusk. A film that features an old seafarer transforming an arrogant podcaster into a creature that he cherishes, a walrus. Yup. First reactions are positive for the most part. Most critics are raving about the film's blend of "disturbing" and "funny" material. Sounds like this horror-comedy, set in Canada, might be as good as poutine. I'm kidding, nothing is as good as poutine.


Review: Tusk (TIFF 2014)

JoBlo - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:31

Review: Tusk (TIFF 2014) PLOT: A popular podcaster (Justin Long) on assignment in Manitoba, falls prey to a former seafarer (Michael Parks) with a fondness for walruses. REVIEW: After a bit of a rough patch Kevin Smith is back with TUSK, a film which is maybe the best thing he's done in a decade, and strikingly different from anything he's ever tried before. It seems going microbudget – with the premise cribbed from a crazy story on... Read More...

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