IT’S ALIVE: Attacking the Sanctity of Family

Larry Cohen’s IT’S ALIVE is one of the first really postmodern monster movies, where the idea of family and parenthood comes under fire.

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Bates Motel – Season 5, Episode 6: “Marion”

Trying to accept his insanity, Norman battles with his inner Norma, as Marion Crane’s arrival at the motel comes with unexpected consequences.

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TAXI DRIVER Rides Through the Moral Soup of Murder

This Martin Scorsese classic is the barometer for movies dealing with PTSD – not an overt military movie, but one that examines the effects of war and isolation and the lack of help for those who come home.

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Brian De Palma’s Sisters is One Hell of a Fractured Psychological Journey

Sisters. 1973. Directed by Brian De Palma. Screenplay by De Palma & Louisa Rose. Starring Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley, Lisle Wilson, Barnard Hughes, Mary Davenport, & Dolph Sweet. Pressman-Williams/American International Pictures. Rated R. 93 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★1/2 Brian De Palma is a quality filmmaker. That quality hasn’t been kicking around muchContinue reading “Brian De Palma’s Sisters is One Hell of a Fractured Psychological Journey”

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American Horror Story – Murder House, Episode 2: “Home Invasion”

FX’s American Horror Story Season 1, Episode 2: “Home Invasion” Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) Written by Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy * For a review of the previous episode, “Pilot” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Murder House” –Continue reading “American Horror Story – Murder House, Episode 2: “Home Invasion””

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