Calvin Lee Reeder

With a strange mix of underground horror shock and existential atmosphere, Calvin Lee Reeder made a name for himself with short films like Piledriver and Little Farm. His features films The Rambler (Anchor Bay Films) and The Oregonian (Factory 25) divided and excited Sundance audiences just as his shorts had before them. Reeder specializes in turning lo-fi splatter pics into art films by meshing high-concept thought and design with genre storylines. Follow him here.

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Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember George A. Romero

By Filmmakers | July 17, 2017

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember George A. Romero

Lloyd Kaufman, Darren Lynn Bousman, Larry Fessenden, Rodney Ascher, Emily Hagins and more remember the much-loved father of the zombie movie.

The Story of Polterchrist, My (Terrible) First Movie No One Saw

By Calvin Lee Reeder | June 8, 2016

The Story of Polterchrist, My (Terrible) First Movie No One Saw

There is no moral to this tale about the initial trials and tribulations of feature filmmaking.

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Sundance Recommendations

By Filmmakers | January 30, 2016

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Sundance Recommendations

In bed with a cup of tea, having lunch or stifling a sneeze, Talkhouse Film contributors share their Sundance picks from Park City and beyond.

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Watching Movies Under the Influence

By Filmmakers | October 3, 2015

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Watching Movies Under the Influence

Because sometimes seeing a film straight just isn't the right choice...

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks Henry Hobson’s Maggie

By Calvin Lee Reeder | May 8, 2015

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks Henry Hobson’s Maggie

Humans have always hated zombies, but Hollywood just loves zombie movies. Does a low-key genre entry starring Arnold deserve its existence?

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks Jaume Collet-Serra’s Run All Night

By Calvin Lee Reeder | March 13, 2015

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks Jaume Collet-Serra’s Run All Night

A filmmaker with a very particular set of writing skills takes a look at the latest revenge thriller from Liam Neeson.

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy

By Calvin Lee Reeder | January 27, 2015

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy

This festival favorite about the twisted relationship between two lesbian lovers — and also the study of insects — has many pleasures to offer.

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks Ari Folman’s The Congress

By Calvin Lee Reeder | September 2, 2014

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks Ari Folman’s The Congress

Robin Wright plays Robin Wright in a surreal, dystopian vision of Hollywood's future, a film that's more psychic fiction than science fiction.

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks James DeMonaco’s The Purge: Anarchy

By Calvin Lee Reeder | July 18, 2014

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks James DeMonaco’s The Purge: Anarchy

Maybe I don’t respect cinema enough, maybe I have a primitive mind or maybe I’m just a bad guy; but I love movie violence.

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) on Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow

By Calvin Lee Reeder | June 5, 2014

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) on Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow

Fatalism is a funny thing, I know I wrestle with it. I feel a teaspoon of anger when someone tells me, “Everything happens for a reason.”

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Dance of Reality

By Calvin Lee Reeder | May 21, 2014

Calvin Lee Reeder (The Rambler) Talks Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Dance of Reality

Alejandro Jodorowsky makes odyssey pictures – people remember a Jodorowsky trip. It's like an involuntary timestamp...