Category: The Movie Revue

Total 118 Posts

Film Review: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’- Possessed Pizza Joint Horror

In today’s modern cinema world, the most frightening description of them all is, “Based on the popular video game.” As Hollywood has shown us time and time again (“Street Fighter”, “Super Mario Bros”, “Alone in the Dark”, “Doom”, “Warcraft”, and

Film Review: ‘Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor’- Unnerving Found Footage Horror

While it is long overdue for the “found footage” style of horror to bury itself beneath the earth, there are a few filmmakers who seem to be able to get some good frights out of the genre. Oren Peli certainly

Film Review: ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’- A Modern American Masterpiece

With its emotionally epic story, sprawling cast, and an undying ambitious vision from one of American Cinema’s true masters, “Killers of the Flower Moon” (an adaptation of David Grann’s 2017 true-crime bestseller) gives Martin Scorsese a late-career masterwork. This is

Film Review: ‘The Exorcist: Believer’- The Devil Returns to Theaters

David Gordon Green did a fine job with his clever and respectful-to-the-original 2018 continuation of John Carpenter’s “Halloween”. The former Independent filmmaker now sets his sights on another horror classic with “The Exorcist: Believer”, the latest sequel to William Friedkin’s

Film Review: ‘Fair Play’- All is Not Fair in Love and Work

Writer-director Chloe Domont’s thriller “Fair Play” is the kind of NYC-set adult thriller that finds the purest of souls falling down a pit of moral corruption. The devil that you know comes in the form of power players in expensive

Film Review: ‘Reptile’- An Esoteric Police Procedural

The intriguing new police thriller “Reptile” is a compelling motion picture crafted with an esoteric edge. Making his feature filmmaking debut, Grant Singer has directed a mood-piece procedural with patience and a philosophical depth that is lacking in most modern

Film Review: ‘No One Will Save You’- A Surprising, Emotional Sci-Fi Horror

Writer/director Brian Duffield’s 2020 film “Spontaneous” was a clever mix of comedy, teen drama, and horror. With that film, the director defied audiences’ expectations and delivered something fresh and surprisingly moving, blending genre conventions with social metaphors to great effect.

Miniseries Review: ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’- A Horror Triumph

The latest Netflix horror miniseries, “The Fall of the House of Usher“, finds Mike Flanagan continuing his quest to be one of the most interesting filmmakers in modern horror. Beginning with 2018’s “The Haunting of Hill House” and continuing through 2020’s

Film Review: ‘It Lives inside’- Atmospheric Horror With A Cultural Backdrop

Director Bishal Dutta understands the importance of atmosphere. Making his feature debut with the new demonic horror film “It Lives Inside”, Dutta takes time presenting his characters and story, slowly unfolding his tale of terror and creating a proper sense

Film Review: ‘Cassandro’- An Inspiring Tale Of Acceptance

In director Roger Ross Williams’ “Cassandro”, Gael García Bernal gives a performance of vibrant beauty. The actor’s presence here is one of purity and warmth earning the early talk of a long overdue Oscar nomination.   Written by David Teague