Feed the Gods Leaves Everyone Hungry

Feed the Gods. 2014. Dir. Braden Croft. Starring Shawn Roberts, Emily Tennant, Britt Irvin, Tyler Johnston, and Aleks Paunovic. Compound B. Unrated. 84 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★1/2 There are times I’ll admit I am fooled by an interesting title. When I first heard of Feed the Gods I’ve got to say, I was absolutely hooked. Just byContinue reading “Feed the Gods Leaves Everyone Hungry”

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Nightcrawler & the Vulture-like News Media

Nightcrawler. 2014. Directed & Written by Dan Gilroy. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed. Elevation Pictures. Rated 14A. 117 minutes. Crime/Thriller ★★★★★ Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler is a bit of an unusual film. First off, Gilroy has never directed a feature film, or anything else to my knowledge. His start came with screenwriting. TheContinue reading “Nightcrawler & the Vulture-like News Media”

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Claire Denis Proves They’re All Bastards

Les Salauds (English title: Bastards). 2013. Dir. Claire Denis. Screenplay by Denis & Jean-Pol Fargeau. Starring Vincent Lindon and Chiara Mastroianni. Wild Bunch. Unrated. 100 minutes. Drama ★★★★1/2 Marco (Lindon) is a sailor. A well-known one at that. He’s long cut off any ties with his family. After his brother-in-law commits suicide, Marco’s sister asksContinue reading “Claire Denis Proves They’re All Bastards”

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Frankenstein: Fun But Less Penetrating Shelley

Frankenstein. 1931. Dir.  James Whale. Screenplay by Garrett Fort & Francis Edward Faragoh. Starring Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, and Boris Karloff. Universal Pictures. Unrated. 70 minutes. Drama/Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) For my review of the excellent sequel, 1935’s The Bride of Frankenstein, click here. I won’t bore anyone by recounting theContinue reading “Frankenstein: Fun But Less Penetrating Shelley”

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The Invasion of Family in You’re Next

Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett deliver the home invasion horror goods with YOU’RE NEXT.

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Late Phases is Modern Werewolf Heaven

Late Phases. 2014.  Dir. Adrián García Bogliano. Screenplay by Eric Stolze. Starring Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, and Lance Guest. Dark Sky Films/Glass Eye Pix. Not Rated. 95 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ Werewolf movies are a real hit or miss for me. That being said, I love a good werewolf flick. If it’s done right. The problem withContinue reading “Late Phases is Modern Werewolf Heaven”

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Jug Face is a Fever Dream of Religious Backwoods America

Jug Face. 2013. Directed & Written by Chad Crawford Kinkle. Starring Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashley Carter, Kaitlin Cullum, Sean Young, and Larry Fessenden. Modern Distributors. Rated R. 81 minutes. Horror ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) When I’d first heard the premise of Jug Face I absolutely knew I wanted to see it. Then of course IContinue reading “Jug Face is a Fever Dream of Religious Backwoods America”

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Dario Argento’s Deep Red: Vibrant Blood & Mystery

Profondo Rosso/Deep Red.  1975.  Dir. Dario Argento.  Starring David Hemmings, Macha Meril, Dario Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Giuliana Calandra, Glauco Mauri, Clara Calamai, and Piero Mazzinghi.  Rizzoli Film.  18+.  126 minutes. ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blue Underground Blu ray release) Not having seen every single one of Dario Argento’s films, but many, I can’t necessarily compare ProfondoContinue reading “Dario Argento’s Deep Red: Vibrant Blood & Mystery”

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is Celluloid Terror

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.  1974.  Dir.  Tobe Hooper.  Starring Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, Wiliam Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, and Gunnar Hansen.  Vortex.  18+.  83 minutes. ★★★★★ Between a mix of Tobe Hooper’s raw filmmaking style, and my ability to empathize fairly well, I was absolutely shaken when IContinue reading “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is Celluloid Terror”

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Ken Russell’s THE DEVILS: Blood, Faith, Heresy, Sex

This infamous 1971 Ken Russell picture will forever live on in wonderful heresy.

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