Category: Film Reviews

Netflix Has the 1998 Lost in Space Movie. I Should Finally Watch That. [Comes Back 2 Hours Later.] That Was a Huge Mistake.

With the internet going crazy over Netflix’s new Lost in Space series, I thought it would be a good idea to look back at the 1998 movie. Sigh. I was wrong. I was so wrong. […]

The Death of Stalin Depicts the Absurdity of Life Lived in Terror

No one understands the cynical, selfish drives of the political leaders who represent us better that Armando Ianucci. Best known for the series The Thick of It and Veep, he presents a political maelstrom of […]

Blockers or: What we mean when we say gender parity in Hollywood will lead to better movies

Blockers is the type of movie we’re talking about when we say gender parity in Hollywood will lead to better, more interesting stories. A female director managed to come along and revive the teen sex […]

Revisiting Spielberg’s War of the Worlds: The 9/11 Parable is Strong in This One

It’s no longer novel to regurgitate the national tragedy and iconography of 9/11 back at us in genre films. In fact, it’s become a cliche, which is why it doesn’t happen quite as often anymore. […]

Horror Debate: Which One’s Better – Hellraiser or Hellbound: Hellraiser II?

When Hellraiser came out in 1987, it drove a white hot nail through the head of the horror genre, pushing against the prevailing winds of the slashers and producing something far classier, imaginative, and mortifying. […]

Netflix Review: Red Lights Has a Truly Memorable Ending. Too Bad the Rest of the Film is So Forgettable.

Red Lights is a 2012 Spanish-America supernatural thriller starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, and a Martha Marcy May Marlene-era Elizabeth Olsen, but you’ve probably never heard of it before. It only ever […]

Film Review: A Quiet Place Mixes the Primal With the Sentimental & I Loved Every Second of It

A Quiet Place is a film whose idea has always been there, just waiting to be realized. An almost entirely silent horror movie where anything above a whisper spells certain doom? Of course! Why hadn’t […]

Netflix Review: Orbiter 9 Twists and Turns Into Passengers Territory

In this current run of middling-to-terrible Netflix’s original sci-fi movies, Orbiter 9 at least gets the prize for taking some of the biggest swings. At the 20-minute mark, the entire premise is thrown out the […]

Franchise Review: Reaching Rock Bottom with Omen IV: The Awakening

After three films of diminishing creative and financial returns and a climactic battle that mostly entailed Sam Neill shouting “Nazarene” right before being bested by a “gotcha!” stab in the back, The Omen franchise seemed […]

Franchise Review: The Diminishing Returns of Damien: Omen II and Omen III: The Final Conflict

Once a minor genre meant for just B-movie fans and drive-in devotees, horror expanded and thrived in the seventies. Suddenly, and in stark contrast to the more monolithic nature of the slasher-dominated 80s, the seventies […]