Infidel - Movie Review

Both intriguing and confounding

#Alive - Movie Review

quite effective at ramping up the spookiness

Tenet - Movie Review

An eye-popping spectacle

Bill & Ted Face the Music - Movie Review

Doesn’t miss a beat

Flash Gordon (1980) - 4K UHD Review

A cinematic treat

The Hunt - Blu-ray Review

The Hunt is On!

Jaws - 4K UHD Review

Like being transported to 1975

The Invisible Man - Movie Review

One of the great horror films

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema III: The Sleeping City (1950) - Blu-ray Review

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema, Volume III: Adandoned

The drugs! The coppers!  The crimes! And the Femme Fatales!  It's all here in The Sleeping City! Sometimes, as is the case with 1950’s The Sleeping City, Film Noir offerings are notable for one thing entirely: their use of their location.  Okay, okay, so The Sleeping City - which has  ...

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Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema III: The Lady Gambles (1949) - Blu-ray Review

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema, Volume III: Adandoned

Lady Luck has no heart at all in this morality tale! The Lady Gambles begins with a stunning beatdown as its star, Barbara Stanwyck, is repeatedly attacked, smacked, and punched by a couple of thugs who feel cheated by her use of loaded dice in a ...

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Streetwalkin' (1985) - Blu-ray Review

Streetwalkin'

“Mommy, can we come home?” With those words, Cookie (Melissa Leo) and her kid brother Tim (Randall Batinkoff) plead to return to their mother’s house.  They’ve been kicked out because her new man hates them both.  Their request is denied, so the two wander the bus station as ...

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THIRT3EN Ghosts Collector’s Edition (2001) - Blu-ray Review

THIRT3EN Ghosts Collector’s EditionArthur Kriticos' dream house - full of shatterproof glass cages and sliding steel panels - has arrived. . . but it’s a damn nightmare!  Critically hammered and only very loosely based on William Castle’s original film, THIRT3EN Ghosts gets a second chance to make a lasting reflection in the glassy Halls of Horror thanks ...

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The Rental (2020) - Movie Review

The Rental

If you’ve not yet become totally comfortable with the whole AirBnB home-sharing thing yet, then stay away from The Rental. It’s the new film from first-time director Dave Franco (yes, that Dave Franco) and it plays off the distrust many have about staying in the home of a complete stranger. Think about ...

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Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema III: Abandoned (1949) - Blu-ray Review

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema, Volume III: Adandoned

Because, sometimes, even babies need the support of the police! Pushing a hard-hitting social commentary, Abandoned - with a colorful set of character names - takes aim at selling unwanted babies as the City of Angels becomes ground zero for black ...

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House of Wax 3D: The Warner Archive Collection (1953) - Blu-ray Review

House of Wax 3D: The Warner Archive Collection (1953)The most successful 3D film of the 1950s has finally arrived on Blu-ray.  André de Toth’s House of Wax brought Warner Bros a lot of fortune and fame during its original run in 1953 but the film is also known for something else: the rebirth of Vincent Price ...

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She Dies Tomorrow - Movie Review

She Dies TomorrowShe Dies Tomorrow opens with a close-up of an eyeball.  It is, in fact, our lead character’s eyes, and they are full of tears and lights as something incredibly atmospheric and hypnotic takes hold of her vision.  This extreme closeup is only the beginning of this incredibly disturbing thriller  ...

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Breakheart Pass (1975) - Blu-ray Review

Breakheart Pass (1975)Sometimes a classic film - or one we now consider a classic of its genre - underwhelms in its original run.  This is the curious case of Breakheart Pass, a film that continues - every five years or so - to garner more interest in it as it reaches new audiences thanks to Charles Bronson’s  ...

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Monstrous - Movie Review

MonstrousThe Adirondack Mountains are probably best known for their expansive forests and their treacherously high peaks.  There are also many wild rivers and streams perfect for traveling upon found around their bases.  Deep and darkly beautiful, this area of wildlife is still relatively primal and untamed ...

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