Category: Theatrical

Total 135 Posts

‘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

Jeepers Creepers: Reborn Film Review- A Trash Horror Film Stinks Up The Season

Armed with a complete disconnect of how to craft an effective horror film, “Jeepers Creepers: Reborn” is here to insult and anger fans of the creative original. Beginning with an opening scene (featuring the great Dee Wallace and Gary Graham)

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

‘The Woman King’ Review: Epic Storytelling Gives Way to Modern Ideals

Commitment to characters and stories about our collective history has fueled films for generations. Covered less often are stories about the tribal nature of Africa and its peoples, the customs, and the traditions for better or worse. Bringing these stories

Film Review: ‘Pearl’- Mia Goth Captivates In A Horror Prequel

Director Ti West and his lead actress Mia Goth wrote the screenplay for “Pearl” in just two weeks during a lockdown in New Zealand while waiting to shoot their Horror film, “X”. With very few exceptions, Horror sequels are unwise.

Film Review: “Barbarian’- All Is Not As It Seems

It is the rare modern Horror film that impresses. If today’s genre pictures are to hold any surprises at all, the insipid modern styled movie trailers almost always spoil them. Zack Cregger’s clever “Barbarian” sets out to give genre audiences

‘Out of the Blue’: Film Review- A Literate Erotic Thriller

Acclaimed filmmaker and playwright Neil LaBute has one of the most unique voices in American Cinema. After a decade-long slump where he morphed into a director for hire of ridiculous Hollywood misfires (“Lakeview Terrace” and the abysmal remake of “The