Split

REVIEW: ‘Split’ (2017)

Before we even deal with Split, let’s all just acknowledge that whatever opinion we have about M Night Shyamalan has probably calcified by now.  For me, The Sixth Sense was an interesting curio with little…

REVIEW: ‘The Greasy Strangler’ (2016)

You know the thing about cult films no one ever really mentions?  They’re usually good.  I mean, films like Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The Big Lebowski, were…

REVIEW: ‘In a Valley of Violence’ (2016)

Ti West made a name for himself directing (very) low-budget, (very) low-key horror films like The Innkeepers and The House of the Devil.  For me, he’s most notable for producing one of the few found-footage…

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

REVIEW: ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ (2016)

In my Quick Take of The Midnight Meat Train, I defined a Night Movie as ‘A film you discover alone, in the dark, with the sun safely shining 12,000 miles away… sometimes the best way…

BLIND SPOT(S): The Horror Genre

I don't watch scary movies. I am a sensitive, delicate flower who was scarred for life at a slumber party by back-to-back viewings of 'The Blair Witch Project' and 'Final Destination' when I was thirteen,…

Quick Takes - Amour

Quick Takes – 12.20.12

AMOUR (2012) Grade: A- ‖ 1st Viewing One of my favorite scenes in all of cinema occurs in Bob Fosse’s Lenny. Lenny Bruce (played by Dustin Hoffman in one of cinema’s all-time great performances) walks…

Quick Take - Skyfall

Quick Takes – 11.12.12

Ruby Sparks Grade C- | 1st Viewing How much of what we love about another person is actually the person, versus what we have in our minds of them?  We can’t be around our loved…

BLIND SPOT: ‘Hour of the Wolf’ (1968)

Hour of the Wolf begins outside a modest cottage.  A table rests in the foreground, supporting a basket of apples and a cutting board.  A gnarled, twisted tree grows beside the shack door, its branches…

Found Footage Podcast, V/H/S Movie Review

FMP Ep. 054 – ‘V/H/S’ and Found Footage…

Alex was too busy with new dad duties to record this week's episode, so Phil invites special guest Mike Bracken. Mike is a contributor for Movies.com and has an extensive history of writing about movies…

Quick Takes - Robinson Featured

Quick Takes – 09.17.12

Society Grade: C- | 2nd Viewing If Brian Yuzna’s name is unfamiliar to you, it may help to know he is the director of such delectables as Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (tagline: “If…

Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

REVIEW: ‘Chernobyl Diaries’ (2012)

Grade: D The most curious thing about the new horror film Chernobyl Diaries, directed by visual effects artist Bradley Parker and written by Paranormal Activity’s Oren Peli, is the way it was filmed. The film…

REVIEW: ‘Kill List’ (2012)

Grade: B+ There are a lot of delicate things at balance in a good horror movie. The comedy, if used, should land as gracefully as the terror, without ever turning into camp. Actors have to…