Category: Film Reviews

Let’s Talk About Black Panther’s Ending & Why It Is Such a Powerful Bit of Superhero Mythmaking

Black Panther is on its way to having one of the biggest opening weekends of all time. You’ve probably seen it by now. If you haven’t, you’re going to eventually. Please do. It’s truly amazing, […]

The Cult Classics: Watching Logan’s Run For the First Time

Released the year before Star Wars, Logan’s Run has turned into a cult classic, but there’s always been an air of missed opportunity about it. If only The Time Machine’s George Pal had followed through […]

Cult Classic Horror Film Review: Death Line [aka Raw Meat]

“Mind the doors!” Death Line [aka Raw Meat] is a British cannibal movie that plays more like Frankenstein, presenting a heartbroken, barely verbal cannibal who simply wants a mate. Descended from a group of people […]

Netflix Review: The Ritual Does for Hiking What The Descent Did for Spelunking

Spoiler warning: This review acknowledges there is something in the woods with the guys in The Ritual, but I don’t say who or what. Now that’s more like it. After a recent run of less-than-stellar […]

Film Review: Lost & Found Combines Grindhouse & Electric Boogaloo to Create a B Movie Mockumentary

“Within the genre of exploitation, there weren’t a lot of women, I mean especially not a lot of women who were in witness protection.” The above quote, delivered by Pajiba’s managing editor Kristy Puchko, is […]

Cult Classic Horror Film Review: One Dark Night

Newly added to Amazon Prime, Tom McLoughlin’s One Dark Night is a haunted mausoleum movie that takes way too long to get to the actual haunting part. Or to the mausoleum. Or to anything exciting. […]

Phantom Thread Weaves Its Own Beautiful Magic

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread stitches itself together with the threads of different genres: It’s part bitter romantic comedy, part gothic horror, part chamber drama, and all glossed with a surface level delectability. Its mood […]

Netflix Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox might as well be called Thinkpiece Generator: The Movie: A studio-produced, mid-budget sci-fi movie from a black director (Julius Onah) and starring a multi-ethnic cast (David Oyelowo, Ziyi Zhang, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth […]

Insidious: The Last Key & Winchester: Where Lin Shaye Leads, Helen Mirren Follows

Helen Mirren. Dressed all in black. Starring in a horror movie. Well, I’m sold. You’ve got my money, Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built (or, more accurately, MoviePass has my money). That’s just about the […]

Revisiting Best Worst Movie & The Cult of Appreciation for Bad Movies

In the wake of The Disaster Artist, the documentary Best Worst Movie, which was recently added to Amazon Prime, deserves a second look. Before Birdemic, The Room, and any number of other crimes against cinema, […]