New & Now: “10 Cloverfield Lane”

My name is Gena, and I’m a Cloverfield apologist. Despite all the grumbling about how the audience never learns anything about the monster, or how dumb the characters supposedly are, I’m fine with all that. It wouldn’t have made sense, narratively speaking, […]

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New & Now: “The Witch”

The internet has made made communication, entertainment, and buying things you really don’t need at the click of a button incredibly easy, but it’s also made being a fan of anything difficult. Oh sure, you can find thousands, perhaps even […]

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Classics Revisited: “Angel Heart”

Angel Heart is a movie that seems to be well remembered, and yet falls under the radar when it comes to 80s pop culture nostalgia. Perhaps it’s because of what it’s most remembered for–a graphic, bloody sex scene between the movie’s star, Mickey […]

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Classics Revisited: “The Hunger”

Reviewer’s note: upon the heartbreaking loss of David Bowie, I’m revisiting not so much the movie, but a review of it I wrote on my former personal blog some years ago, in which I may have been a little too hard […]

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Streaming Screams: “Bone Tomahawk”

Is it appropriate to classify a movie as “horror” when most of the horror takes place only during the last half hour or so? If not, how would one describe Bone Tomahawk, an almost traditional Western that climaxes at a level […]

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Streaming Screams: “Pay the Ghost”

While I appreciate the affectionate joy that greets the release of a new Nicolas Cage movie seemingly every six months, I tend to observe it from a casual distance. You see, I haven’t watched a Nicolas Cage movie since 2007. That means I’ve […]

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Classics Revisited: “Black Christmas”

Other than David DeCoteau, who’s directed everything from softcore gay porn to Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama to the legendarily terrible family movie A Talking Cat?!?, no filmmaker n had a career as wildly varying as the late Bob Clark. Clark was best […]

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Streaming Screams: “Last Shift”

Everybody’s had a lousy job. The first job where I drew a regular paycheck was refilling the buffet at Bonanza, a now defunct chain restaurant similar to Sizzler, which meant spending several hours a day inside a dimly lit walk-in […]

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