Category: D-

The King of Staten Island

Pete Davidson is The King of Staten Island, and the state of New York is certainly worse for it. Yet another Judd Apatow movie about an overgrown man-child where a comedian essentially plays himself, Pete Davidson is certainly convincing as a 25-year-old stoner who still hasn’t grown up. A semi-autobiographical slacker comedy about the lead…

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The Turning

I thought our January horror curse was over with the quickly forgotten remake of The Grudge. How wrong was I to believe such a blessing could be true. It’s as if The Grudge was forgotten so quickly that another bad studio horror film had to be released a few weeks later so that we would…

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So Long, My Son

[written by thehipsterllama] Unpacking So Long, My Son is no mean feat. It is a lot. The emotions that it’s trying to convey are huge, and complex, and stretched across a long time narratively, and a long time in the cinema, breaking the three-hour mark. The filmmaking aims for maximum, ‘audience made to feel helpless’…

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Color Out of Space

Do you ever get the feeling that you watched a completely different film to everybody else? This is the experience I’ve had with Richard Stanley’s Color Out of Space, an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s 1927 short story of the same name. Whilst everyone around me has been showering this film with no shortage of praise,…

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Countdown

“All we have to do is beat the clock by a second!“ As you may have read in my recent, Wounds (Babek Anvari, 2019) review, Hollywood seems rather obsessed with selling cell phone horror as a viable trend. This year alone, we have had A.M.I. (Rusty Nixon), Jexi (Jon Lucas, Scott Moore), and Wounds. Prior…

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