FSHG’s Favourite 50(+) Films: 2010-2019

Against all odds, Father Gore gives you 50(+) of his favourite films this decade had to offer.

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388 ARLETTA AVENUE: Infiltration of a Complacent Private Sphere

388 ARLETTA AVENUE is a chilling reminder not to get too complacent about security in the suburbs.

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URBAN EXPLORER: Confronting Germany’s Buried Nazi History

URBAN EXPLORER’s not a good movie, but it has plenty of things to say about how we sometimes choose to hide the past rather than confront it.

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ABSENTIA; Or, the Three Billy Ghosts Gruff

Flanagan’s 2011 indie ghost story is a modern Gothic, destined to be a classic of the genre in years to come.

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BULLHEAD’s Deadly Construction of Masculinity as Greek Tragedy

A contemporary Greek tragedy about conflicted, violent masculinities.

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Elizabeth Olsen Braves the Silent House

Silent House. 2011. Directed by Chris Kentis & Laura Lau. Screenplay by Lau; based on the original screenplay by Oscar Estévez for the film La casa muda. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Taylor Ross, Adam Barnett, & Haley Murphy. Elle Driver/Tazora Films. Rated R. 86 minutes. Horror/Mystery/Thriller ★★★★ Always a sucker forContinue reading “Elizabeth Olsen Braves the Silent House”

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Haunted Historical Horror: Ti West’s The Innkeepers

The Innkeepers. 2011. Directed & Written by Ti West. Starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, Alison Bartlett, Jake Ryan, Brenda Cooney, George Riddle, John Speredakos, and Lena Dunham. Glass Eye Pix. Rated R. 101 minutes. Horror ★★★★1/2 Every time I’ve got a particular bias going into a review, one that I can recognize, IContinue reading “Haunted Historical Horror: Ti West’s The Innkeepers”

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American Horror Story – Murder House, Episode 1: Pilot

FX’s American Horror Story Season 1, Episode 1 – Pilot Directed by Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck, Running With Scissors, The Normal Heart) Written by Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy * For a review of the next episode, “Home Invasion” – click hereYou’ve got to admire a series that opens things up in the way Ryan Murphy introducesContinue reading “American Horror Story – Murder House, Episode 1: Pilot”

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MEGAN IS MISSING Illustrates Youth at Risk

Megan Is Missing. 2011. Directed & Written by Michael Goi. Starring Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn, Dean Waite, Jael Elizabeth Steinmeyer, Kara Wang, Brittany Hingle, Carolina Sabate, April Stewart, and John K. Frazier. Trio Pictures. Unrated. 85 minutes. Crime/Drama/Horror ★ There are a ton of different found footage horror movies hitting the market in the pastContinue reading “MEGAN IS MISSING Illustrates Youth at Risk”

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THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II: FULL SEQUENCE – Depravity Without Plot

The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence. 2011. Directed and Written by Tom Six. Starring Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black, Kandace Caine, Dominic Borrelli, Lucas Hansen, Lee Nicholas Harris, Dan Burman, Daniel Jude Gennis, Georgia Goodrick, and Emma Lock. Six Entertainment Company. Unrated. 91 minutes. Horror 1/2★ I’d always known from the subtitle of FirstContinue reading “THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II: FULL SEQUENCE – Depravity Without Plot”

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Mediocre Yet Nasty Backwoods Cannibal Horror in WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings. 2011. Directed & Written by Declan O’Brien, based on characters by Alan McElroy. Starring Jennifer Pudavick, Tenika DAvis, Kaitlyn Leeb, Terra Vnesa, Ali Tataryn, Samantha Kendrick, Victor Zinck Jr, Dean Armstrong, Sean Skene, Blane Cypurda, Dan Skene, and Scott Johnson. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rated R. 93 minutes. HorrorContinue reading “Mediocre Yet Nasty Backwoods Cannibal Horror in WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS”

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Madison County is Weak & Trite Backwoods Horror

Madison County. 2011. Directed & Written by Eric England. Starring Colley Bailey, Matt Mercer, Ace Marrero, Joanna Sotomura, Natalie Scheetz, Nick Principe, Dayton Knoll, Adrienne Harrell, and Katie Stegeman. Image Entertainment. Rated R. 81 minutes. Horror/Mystery/Thriller ★1/2One of the young characters asks the question “where did he get the ideas if they weren’t true?” at anContinue reading “Madison County is Weak & Trite Backwoods Horror”

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