Movie Review: Crawl.
Action
Movie Review: Crawl. The gator filled romp doesn’t innovate, but it does show some bite here and there. Well.   The obligatory summer creature feature has arrived.  Last year we got the tediously boring The Meg.  …
VOD Review: Peterloo.
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VOD Review: Peterloo. Amazon Studio’s historical drama packs a working-class punch, but lacks an engaging lead to center the story. Oscar nominated director Mike Leigh is well known across the pond for his striking depictions …
Movie Review: Midsommar.
Horror
Movie Review: Midsommar. Ari Aster’s new horror film grabs you visually, but lacks deeper roots to sustain interest. I was excited for Midsommar.  Director Ari Aster did some really surprising things with Hereditary, and seemed …
Movie Review: Brightburn.
Horror
Movie Review: Brightburn. This dark riff on Superman’s origin story doesn’t delve deeply into its ideas, instead focusing on its horror elements. You don’t have to be big into comic books to know Superman’s origins:  …
VOD Triple Play: Godzilla (Netflix).
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VOD Triple Play: Godzilla (Netflix). Netflix’s trilogy reinvents Godzilla in interesting ways, deftly re-purposing decades of monsters and lore. Toho’s big green kaiju has been around for almost seventy years, and in that time he’s …
VOD Review: The Perfection.
Reviews
VOD Review: The Perfection. The Perfection is grindhouse revenge porn with all the style and subtlety of a meat cleaver. Netflix’s latest horror flick falls into the trap of thinking itself more clever than it …
Movie Review: High Life.
Movie Reviews
Movie Review: High Life. Visually engaging and brutally transgressive, High Life is bleak science fiction dystopia at its most obliquely artistic. High Life is one of those low concept artistic films that defies the categorization …