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Category Archives: film reviews
Snap Synopsis: A widowed mom tries to hold it together when she realizes her son’s night terrors might be real. Trigger Warning: The dog dies. Sleep is one of the absolute necessities needed for survival; you might be able to last … Continue reading
From the very beginning, the cultural heritage of Jorge R. Guitierrez’ animated feature The Book of Life is readily apparent, as a mysterious tour guide tells a group of schoolchildren a story that takes place in Mexico, “the center of the … Continue reading
Snap Synopsis: That scary ass doll from The Conjuring got her own movie. Fuck everything. “Oh, SHIT!” Moments: Everything. Trigger Warnings: Violence against a pregnant woman. Like clowns, dolls are a common thing that makes people uncomfortable and creeped out. … Continue reading
(This is part of Lois’ The Psyche of the Revenge Film review series.) Without waxing sentimental, let’s acknowledge that teachers have a long term impact on our upbringing and adult character. Sometimes, though, horrible people can hold such positions of authority … Continue reading
Last week, in response to early negative reviews, Megan Fox said, “How much money did Transformers 4 make? Exactly. Those people can complain – they all go to the theater. They’re gonna love it – and if they don’t love … Continue reading
Snap Synopsis: Buddy cop movie, except one is a Bronx cop and the other a priest. “OH, SHIT!” Moments: Don’t trust birds. Don’t trust dolls. Definitely don’t trust bird dolls. Trigger Warning: One graphic instance of animal cruelty. There’s nothing quite like an … Continue reading
Official Synopsis: A brother and sister reunite 11 years after a tragedy in order to destroy the evil mirror responsible for the death of their parents. Snap Synopsis: HAUNTED MIRROR. NOPE. “OH SHIT!” Moments: Lost track. Just never buy antiques or … Continue reading
When it comes to interesting roles for women in horror movies, it’s slim pickings. If they are the leading characters, it’s because they’re the target of a male gaze gone terribly wrong (stalking, haunting, hunting), or they’re on a revenge … Continue reading
Sometimes I’m just in the mood for a mindless popcorn heist movie. The best heist movies are stylish, like Ocean’s 11, and successfully pull one over on the audience with a last minute twist. Despite the wildly inaccurate Netflix description, … Continue reading
I have a great deal of emotions when it comes to Joss Whedon. Many of them conflicting and all of them complicated. But I’ve got to tell you, he did the most stunning job with Natasha Romanoff (Natalia Romanova, for … Continue reading
On the surface, Snow White and the Huntsman is my favorite kind of fairy tale movie: dark and gritty in parts, almost painterly in its cinematography, fast paced and fun. The magic meted out by the power hungry Queen Ravenna (Charlize … Continue reading
This movie ain’t for everybody, only the sexy people, so all you fly mothers, get on out there and avenge! No but seriously you guys, I saw The Avengers last week, and it was everything I ever dreamed it would … Continue reading
Arang (2006) Directed by Ahn Sang-hoon TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of rape and traumatic pregnancy. Arang was the first horror movie where I rooted for the ghost. Certainly, it was the first ghost flick that really showed me what a good … Continue reading
Official Synopsis: A young lawyer travels to a remote village for work, only to discover that a vengeful ghost of a Woman in Black is terrorizing the locals. Snap Synopsis: Bleak House meets The Grudge. “OH SHIT!” Moments: three in … Continue reading
I had the pleasure of seeing “Haywire” this weekend, Steven Soderbergh’s latest spy-fi action film. It was an interesting blend of 60s spy films and 70s action movies with beautiful, slow shots and a very mod-influenced soundtrack. The film’s protagonist … Continue reading