Category: Review

Old

So, I guess I should preface this review by saying that I never decline an opportunity to champion one of the great filmmakers of our time. Regardless of where you stand on M. Night Shyamalan, his releases tend to be events amongst critics and film buffs alike. This is exactly why I need to get…

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Mandibles

French Absurdist auteur filmmaker/musician Quentin Dupieux has by and large made a name for himself with his inexplicable oddities. If you’ve seen one of his films (probably Rubber or Deerskin), you know exactly what I’m referring to. His typically quirky plots and eccentric world-building have an aurora of intrigue in the most simplistic of manners;…

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Jolt

Meet Lindy, a horny mid-30s English romantic living in New York hoping for a better life. She’s into photography, extreme sports, manners, Star Wars, chugging Redbull, the firing range, rough sex, oh, and a bit of the ol’ ultraviolence. You see, Lindy has an unnatural level of cortisol running through her all the time which…

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Fear Street Part 3: 1666

[This review contains spoilers for Fear Street Part 1: 1994 & Part 2:1978] The Netflix Fear Street trilogy has finally come to a close. The final chapter promises a lot: a return to the protagonists we were introduced to as well as a journey back in time to when all of the town’s troubles began.…

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Pig (2021)

Where to begin with Nicolas Cage‘s latest endeavor? For starters, it’s titled Pig, and the story is about  Cage’s bearded Oregonian wilderness-living recluse searching for his kidnapped truffle pig. What many, including myself, thought would be along the lines of A24’s drama First Cow meets Mandy actually turns out to be a bit more complex…

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Fear Street Part 1: 1994

If you grew up in the ‘90s, or were a weird kid growing up in the 2000s like me, you’re probably familiar with R. L. Stine. A children’s author who put out books faster than Stephen King does these days, Stine is well known all across America for introducing the horror genre to young readers.…

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No Sudden Move

Steven Soderbergh is back, baby.  Well, he’s been back for quite a while, but let me explain. After a brief hiatus that he called a retirement in 2013 following the release of Behind the Candelabra, Soderbergh quickly made his return with Logan Lucky (Ocean’s Seven-Eleven if you’re nasty), a return to the heist genre that…

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Zola

Two new friends set out on an adventure sharing one similar interest but when that fairy tale turned into a nightmare, it sparked a viral 148-tweet thread about a mission gone south, literally. What happened, whether true or not, would be worthy of a big-screen adaptation because of just how buckwild it was, right? What…

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Gaia

A newcomer to the scene, South African director Jaco Bouwer‘s feature directorial debut Gaia will instantly bring to mind a handful of recent eco-horror staples. Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic and originally making its global debut at SXSW back in March, Gaia takes a high concept approach along the lines of Annihilation. Two unsuspecting park…

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Censor

As video equipment became more available to consumers throughout the 1970s, more and more films were being made independently by up and coming directors and producers. There was a surge in this decade of low budget horror films with more gore than ever before. Maestros of the genre like Herschell Gordon Lewis were able to…

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