Category: 2022

Total 91 Posts

‘Black Adam’: Movie Review

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. Forgive me for eliciting Corinthians as an opening to

‘Halloween Ends’: Film Review- The Finale Of The Strode/Myers Saga

The end is no longer nigh. The saga of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers is put to rest in David Gordon Green’s “Halloween Ends”. 2018’s “Halloween” was created to wipe out the bad taste of the sequels to John Carpenter’s

‘TÁR’: Film Review

Getting lost in a film is what the art form is supposed to accomplish. You disappear into the protagonists’ lives and environments; you admonish the antagonist. These characters elicit empathy and sympathy when appropriate. This is especially critical when the

‘Dark Glasses’: Film Review- Dario Argento Returns To Giallo

Creatively brutal violence. Grotesque deaths. A leather-gloved killer loose on the streets of Rome. “Dark Glasses” (“Occhiali neri”) finds Dario Argento successfully returning to his Giallo roots, delivering his best film since 2005’s “Ti piace Hitchcock?”. While not an Argento

‘Hellraiser’: Film Review- This Remake Has Good Sights To Show You

Remakes of beloved films are never a good idea and rarely do they work. Armed with his impressive filmography, director David Bruckner helms this year’s “Hellraiser”, the much-debated remake/continuation of Clive Barker’s 1987 classic. Bruckner gifted modern Horror cinema three

Film Review: ‘Dead For A Dollar’- Walter Hill Returns To The Western

“Dead for a Dollar” is Walter Hill’s return to the pure Western since 2006’s excellent “Broken Trail” and his first time directing a feature film since 2016’s under-promoted “The Assignment”. At 80 years old, Hill is rightfully considered one of

Film Review: ‘Smile’

Horror films permeate theaters year-round now. This is not a negative; the genre is famous for offering chills and thrills, tricks, or treats. Ideally, these thoughts pleasure those who seek out horror as an escape or identity. Over the years,

Film Review: ‘Blonde’- The Fetishization Of An Icon

Director Peter Bogdanovich was famously angry with his friend and colleague Bob Fosse for making “Star 80”, the film that told the life and tragic death of Bogdanovich’s then girlfriend Dorothy Stratton. One can only imagine the level of disgust

Film Review: ‘The Munsters’- Rob Zombie’s First Live-Action Comedy

Rob Zombie’s remake of “The Munsters” is the strangest of messes. It is a film directed by a man who claims the original is an important influence, yet the existing product fails to show the reverence one would expect. While

Film Review: ‘The Stranger In Our Bed’- An Intruiging Mystery

In the effective opening shot of the new thriller “The Stranger in Our Bed”, a woman stands over a makeshift grave, her face bloodied and her hands holding a shovel. As a police car approaches, the woman (covered with dirt