I Like Killing Flies The bug murderer in I Like Killing Flies , Matt Mahurin's flavorful snack of a documentary, is Kenny Shopsin, whose Greenwich Village hole-in-the-wall eatery, Shopsin's,… I Like Killing Flies The bug murderer in I Like Killing Flies , Matt Mahurin's flavorful snack of a documentary, is Kenny Shopsin, whose Greenwich Village hole-in-the-wall eatery, Shopsin's,… 2006-07-28 R PT79M Documentary Eve Shopsin Kenny Shopsin Calvin Trillin THINKFilm
Movie Review

I Like Killing Flies (2006)

MPAA Rating: R
HIGH-SWATTAGE Flies buzzes around real-life NYC character Shopsin
HIGH-SWATTAGE Flies buzzes around real-life NYC character Shopsin
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jul 28, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 79 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; With: Eve Shopsin and Kenny Shopsin; Distributor: THINKFilm

The bug murderer in I Like Killing Flies, Matt Mahurin's flavorful snack of a documentary, is Kenny Shopsin, whose Greenwich Village hole-in-the-wall eatery, Shopsin's, predates the storefront of Seinfeld's Soup Nazi by decades as a cult-fave place to get good food and piquant abuse. Before the joint was relocated a few blocks away to outfox a rent hike, Mahurin — an artist and habitué — hung out stoveside, soaking up Shopsin-esque flavor with a video camera and a peyote button of a mic that often appears in the frame. The result is an unabashedly home-cooked homage to New York eccentricity.

Originally posted Aug 02, 2006 Published in issue #890 Aug 11, 2006 Order article reprints
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