Against all odds, Father Gore gives you 50(+) of his favourite films this decade had to offer.
Bear v. one tough woman in the wilderness. Who’ll emerge victorious?
Don’t go into this one expecting horror. At best this is psychological horror, although there’s still not enough to really categorise it as such.
Adam Green hunts down real monsters in this horror mockumentary, which takes a turn for the worse when one man’s assumed fictional obsessions turn out to scarily true.
Son of Saul. 2015. Directed by László Nemes. Screenplay by Nemes & Clara Royer. Starring Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont, Sándor Zsótér, Uwe Lauer, Christian Harting, Amitai Kedar, & Kamil Dobrowolski. Laokoon Filmgroup/Hungarian National Film Fund. Rated 14A. 107 minutes. Drama/Thriller/War ★★★★★ Stories of the Holocaust and WWII are a dime a dozen. Some of themContinue reading “The Redemptive Horror of Son of Saul”
The Demolisher. 2015. Directed & Written by Gabriel Carrer. Starring Ry Barrett, Tianna Nori, Jessica Vano, Duncan McLellan, Gerrit Sepers, Bruce Turner, Duane Frey, Andrew Bussey, Owen Fawcett, Rich Piatkowski, & Reese Eveneshen. Latefox Pictures. Not Rated. 85 minutes. Action/Horror/Thriller ★1/2 Sometimes the hype of a film precedes it with way too much intensity. The DemolisherContinue reading “The Demolisher Lulls You in for Nothing”
Condemned. 2015. Directed & Written by Eli Morgan Gesner. Starring Johnny Messner, Michel Gill, Jon Abrahams, Ronen Rubinstein, Lydia Hearst, Dylan Penn, Michael Drayer, Jordan Gelber, Genevieve Hudson-Price, Anthony Chisholm, Kea Ho, Michael DeMello, Perry Yung, & Tuffy Questell. Caliber Media Company. Not Rated. 83 minutes. Horror ★★1/2 Director-writer Eli Morgan Gesner is obviously aContinue reading “Condemned is a Gross Out and Nothing More”
Some Kind of Hate. 2015. Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer. Screenplay by Brian DeLeeuw & Mortimer. Starring Grace Phipps, Spencer Breslin, Andrew Bryniarski, Sierra McCormick, Lexi Atkins, Brando Eaton, Ronen Rubinstein, Maestro Harrell, Noah Segan, Michael Polish, Justin Prentice, & Jasper Polish. Caliber Media Company/Revek Entertainment. Not Rated. 82 minutes. Horror ★★★1/2 Low budget indiesContinue reading “Some Kind of Hate: A Ghostly, Savage Bullying Tale”
Room. 2015. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Screenplay by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel of the same name. Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, Wendy Crewson, Amanda Brugel, Joe Pingue, William H. Macy, Randal Edwards, & Justin Mader. A24/Element Pictures/No Trace Camping/TG4 Films. Rated PG. 118 minutes. Drama ★★★★★ I’ve not yetContinue reading “The Devastating Motherhood of Room”
Macbeth. 2015. Directed by Justin Kurzel. Screenplay by Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie & Todd Louiso; based on the original play by William Shakespeare. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine, Lochlann Harris, Lynn Kennedy, Seylan Baxter, Brian Nickels, Hilton McRae, James Harkness, Ross Anderson, David Thewlis, Sean Harris and Elizabeth Debicki. See-Saw Films/DMC Film/ACE/Film 4/CreativeContinue reading “Cotillard & Fassbender in a Properly Haunting Macbeth”
The Hateful Eight. 2015. Directed & Written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, James Parks, Dana Gourrier, Zoë Bell, and Gene Jones. The Weinstein Company. Rated 18A. 187 minutes. Comedy/Drama/Mystery ★★★★★ For me, when I first got interested in film QuentinContinue reading “The Hateful Eight: Tarantino & Race Relations in America”
The Revenant. 2015. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Screenplay by Mark L. Smith & Alejandro González Iñárritu; based in part on the novel by Michael Punke. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge, Christopher Rosamond, Robert Moloney, Lukas Haas, and Brendan Fletcher. New Regency Pictures/Anonymous Content/Appian Way/RatPacContinue reading “The Revenant is Beautiful & Wild & Maybe a Little Exaggerated”