Apt Pupil is an Atmospheric but Watered Down King Adaptation

Apt Pupil. 1998. Directed by Bryan Singer. Screenplay by Brandon Boyce; based on the novella by Stephen King from the collection Different Seasons. Starring Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell, Michael Reid MacKay, Ann Dowd, Bruce Davison, James Karen, Marjorie Lovett, David Cooley, Blake Anthony Tibbetts, Heather McComb, Katherine Malone, Grace Sinden, &Continue reading “Apt Pupil is an Atmospheric but Watered Down King Adaptation”

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The Redemptive Horror of Son of Saul

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”

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American Horror Story – Asylum, Episode 4: “I Am Anne Frank: Part I”

FX’s American Horror Story Season 2, Episode 4: “I Am Anne Frank: Part I” Directed by Michael Uppendahl (Mad Men, Shameless, Ray Donovan) Written by Jessica Sharzer * For a review of the previous episode, “Nor’easter” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “I Am Anne Frank: Part II” – click here TheContinue reading “American Horror Story – Asylum, Episode 4: “I Am Anne Frank: Part I””

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