Premature - Movie Review

A grand exhibition in low-budget filmmaking

The Vast of Night - Movie Review

Beyond Clever

Human Zoo - Movie Review

A disturbing, psychological horror movie

Cry Havoc - Movie Review

A stunner of a genre mash-up

The Invisible Man - Movie Review

One of the great horror films

Sonic the hedgehog - Blu-ray Review

Always fun and lively

Onward - Blu-ray Review

Tons of heart

Gretel & Hansel - Blu-ray Review

A dark and moody little chiller

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Reawakened - Movie Review

ReawakenedIssuing its visceral warning at the beginning of things, Reawakened gives viewers quite a shock when a young girl who is standing in front of a mirror witnesses a crucifix start spinning.  She is suddenly grabbed from behind and choked with whatever it is that is behind her screams, “JOIN US!”   ...

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Hand-wringing in Hollywood: When Covid Killed the Cinema Star

end of cinema01Somewhere in Hollywood, on a zoom conference call, the head of a distribution company be it Sony, 20th Century Fox, or Universal is having a frank discussion about the possibility of bypassing exhibitors like AMC, Regal, and Cinemark in an effort to get their product straight to YOU.  I can hear the cursing, smell the alcohol on the breath of the people involved in the call, and imagine their sweat as it rolls down their faces.

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The Mafu Cage (1977) - Blu-ray Review

The Mafu Cage (1977)

Psychological thrillers don't get any more disturbing than what goes down in the four walls of The Mafu Cage! Ellen (Lee Grant) just can’t escape her sister, Cissy, but, boy, would she love to be rid of her.  It might just take a tribal ceremony to get it done, too! ...

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Cry for the Bad Man - Movie Review

Cry for the Bad Man

Lynyrd Skynyrd was right. Do not EVER cry for the bad man. With a syncopated score just tick, tick, ticking away while a woman cleans blood from a wall, the opening few minutes of writer/director Sam Farmer’s Cry for the Bad Man immediately gets our attention.  This is a must-see for anyone who craves to witness blood-fueled revenge at the hands ...

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The Peace Killers (1971) - Blu-ray Review

The Peace Killers (1971)

It’s the fuzz tones, man.  It’s all about the fuzz! What would you do if a producer came up to you and your cousin and said he’d give you $100,000 to make a movie, but it had to be a biker flick and it had to be R-rated?  You’d make that damn movie, of course.  Thus ...

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The Gentlemen - Blu-ray Review

The GentlemenWhere have you been, Guy Ritchie? We’ve missed your language, your punch, your sleight of hand, and that self-referential swagger that defined your early days as a filmmaker. We got hardly any of that as you set out for more commercial ventures like Swept Away, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,  ...

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Red Rover - Movie Review

Red Rover

Red rover, red rover, send Damon on over! In a situation that is fucked up beyond belief, one poor schmuck finally finds his way out of his ex-girlfriend’s basement.  He's going to colonize Mars! Well, maybe.  If this scenario sounds like a wacky, space cadet...

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Opposing Force (1986) - Blu-ray Review

Opposing Force (1986)“Look, You got a limp and I got tits; these aren't great things to have in the military. So, why don't we pair up and get through the course as best as we can?” ...

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Hairspray (1988) - Blu-ray Review

Hairspray

Musical?  Who needs a musical?  We only need the music and a floor to dance upon! The 1960s are alive and well in the capable hands of John WatersHairspray hasn’t aged a day since its initial release in 1988 and that ...

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Impact Event - Movie Review

Impact EventSpace. We already know it’s the final frontier, but if the events of Impact Event (involving a big ass meteor and its ultimate destination of our backyard) are to be believed, it just might bring about our final destination . . . with cannibals in hot pursuit  ...

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