Category: Film Reviews

Halloween & The Dawn of the Slasher

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today’s film needs no introduction. I envy anyone who managed to see Halloween upon its 1978 release. To do so would […]

31 Days of Halloween: Matinee, Joe Dante’s Masterful Ode to Atomic Age Horror

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today’s theme is a little meta: movies about people making horror movies. First up was Berberian Sound Studio. Now, Matinee. Joe […]

31 Days of Halloween: Berberian Sound Studio & The Making of a Giallo

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today’s theme is a little meta: movies about people making horror movies. First up is Berberian Sound Studio. Later today, Joe […]

31 Days of Halloween: The Blackcoat’s Daughter

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today, we gleefully get lost in the atmosphere of a very different kind of supernatural thriller. It seems fitting that The […]

31 Days of Halloween: The Perfume of the Lady in Black, a Different Kind of Giallo

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today’s theme is 70s films which are both a part of and outside of a well-known genre. First up was Hammer’s […]

31 Days of Halloween: Hands of the Ripper & A Reflection on Hammer’s Final Decade

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today, we’re going back to the 70s and the last days of a once-great production company: Hammer Films. You’re a Victorian-era […]

31 Days of Halloween: The Frighteners

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today, our pick comes from a much-maligned era of horror history: the 90s.   So, 1996’s The Frighteners, Peter Jackson’s strange, hodge-podge mess of […]

First Man Review: One Small Step for Ryan Gosling, One Giant Leap Back for Damien Chazelle

Some men will do just about anything to get out of talking about their feelings. Neil Armstrong went all the way to the freaking moon. Or so First Man seems to argue. Spoiler alert from […]

31 Days of Halloween: There’s Grim & Then There’s “The Apostle” Grim

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today it’s time for a film that asks, “What would The Wicker Man be like with way more scenes of dudes […]

Bad Times at the El Royale Review: Why So Serious?

7 strangers meet on a rain-soaked night at a kitschy hotel straddling the Nevada/California state line in 1969. Most of them are played by recognizable actors. The writer-director behind it all certainly knows his way […]