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:  …
Movie Review: Pet Sematary.
Horror
Movie Review: Pet Sematary. This uninspired retread squanders its potential and doesn’t even rise to the level of laughably bad. Sometimes dead is indeed better.  Better that Pet Sematary continued to placidly molder in its …
Movie Review: Us.
Horror
Movie Review: Us. Jordan Peele’s sophomore effort further cements his genius for the genre, even if it doesn’t quite rise to the level of Get Out. No film is as fraught with expectation as a …
VOD Review: A Dark Song.
Horror
VOD Review: A Dark Song. This occult horror film from Ireland is a powerful slow burn experience. Continuing our look at Irish cinema, I opted to check out a more recent example of the craft.  …
Movie Review: Escape Room.
Horror
Movie Review: Escape Room. This trap filled thriller borrows from other famous films but returns everything in good condition. In the middle of awards season, a film like Escape Room is exactly what the doctor …
Movie Review: Overlord.
Horror
Movie Review: Overlord. Overlord is a solid blend of World War 2 thriller and occult horror that has fireworks on both fronts. Bad Robot played their cards very close to their vest with Overlord.  A …
Movie Review: Mandy.
Action
Movie Review: Mandy. Mandy feels like two movies forced together: a slow, psychedelic thriller and a gory, gonzo grind-house flick. The sophomore effort from director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) has been earning a …
VOD Review: Blind Sun.
Horror
VOD Review: Blind Sun. This french horror film about climate and refugees impresses with atmosphere but never quite pays out its premise. The heat wave gripping the northeast reminded me of a horror thriller I …
Movie Review: The First Purge
Action
Movie Review: The First Purge Finally a worthwhile prequel! The First Purge manages to find its footing by focusing on character, action, and political commentary. Fans looking for nonstop horror might want to stay boarded …
Movie Review: Upgrade.
Action
Movie Review: Upgrade. Upgrade is a niche action-thriller/body horror film that will satisfy fans of those genres. Upgrade is the type of movie that could be described as “the perfect gift, for some occasions.”  The …