Nature’s Crucifixion by Capitalism in Paul Schrader’s FIRST REFORMED

FIRST REFORMED shows how religious faith is affected – and destroyed – by the modern world. It also illustrates extremism exists in every facet of life.

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Father Gore’s Favourite 50+ Films Directed by Women

50+ of Father Gore’s favourite films directed by women, from the 1930s to current day.

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HIDDEN: A Rural Norwegian Nightmare

This is a spectacularly creepy Norwegian horror worth letting under your skin.

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Murderous Social Mobility in THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET

The spectre of communism looms over Latvia’s first piece of horror cinema; a morbidly exciting work.

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Raising Cain: There’s Better De Palma and There’s Worse

Raising Cain. 1992. Directed & Written by Brian De Palma. Starring John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, Teri Austin, & Gabrielle Carteris. Pacific Western. Rated R. 91 minutes. Crime/Drama/Thriller ★★★ Brian De Palma is one of those classic directors of his generation, leaving his mark indelibly onContinue reading “Raising Cain: There’s Better De Palma and There’s Worse”

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Joshua Makes You Question the Nature or Nurture of Evil

Joshua. 2007. Directed by George Ratliff. Screenplay by David Gilbert & Ratliff. Starring Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts, Michael McKean, Jacob Kogan, Nancy Giles, Linda Larkin, Alex Draper, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Ezra Barnes, Jodie Markell, Rufus Collins, Haviland Morris, & Tom Bloom. ATO Pictures. Rated 14A. 106 minutes. Drama/Horror/Thriller ★★★★ The creepyContinue reading “Joshua Makes You Question the Nature or Nurture of Evil”

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Scorsese’s SHUTTER ISLAND: This is Your Brain, This is Your Brain Under Repression

Scorsese & Lehane together as one? That’s how you get a spooky, mind-bending thriller like SHUTTER ISLAND.

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Will You Accept The Invitation?

The Invitation. 2015. Directed by Karyn Kusama. Screenplay by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi. Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aiden Lovekamp, Michelle Krusiec, Mike Doyle, Jordi Vilasuso, Jay Larson, Marieh Delfino, Tammy Blanchard, Michael Huisman, Lindsay Burdge, John Carroll Lynch, Toby Huss, Danielle Camastra, Trish Gates, & Karl Yune. Gamechanger Films/Lege Artis/XYZ Films. Unrated. 100Continue reading “Will You Accept The Invitation?”

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Beauty in the Breakdown: Alex Ross Perry’s Perfectly Uncomfortable Queen of Earth

Queen of Earth. 2015. Directed & Written by Alex Ross Perry. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit, Kentucker Audley, Keith Poulson, and Kate Lyn Sheil. Washington Square Films. Unrated. 90 minutes. Drama/Thriller ★★★★★ Opening with such a tightly framed shot of Elisabeth Moss’ Catherine, Alex Ross Perry completely submerges us immediately into her world.Continue reading “Beauty in the Breakdown: Alex Ross Perry’s Perfectly Uncomfortable Queen of Earth”

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