The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: Dark Comedy and the Repression of Leatherface

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. 1986. Directed by Tobe Hooper. Screenplay by L.M. Kit Carson. Starring Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley, Bill Johnson, Ken Evert, James N. Harrell, Lou Perryman, & Chris Douridas. Cannon Films/Golan-Globus Productions. Rated R. 101 minutes. Comedy/Horror ★★★1/2  Horror sequels are often unduly shit on. Many, in myContinue reading “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: Dark Comedy and the Repression of Leatherface”

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Chaos, Colourful Characters, & Paranoia in Oliver Stone’s U Turn

U Turn. 1997. Directed by Oliver Stone. Screenplay by John Ridley, from his book Stray Dogs. Starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Voight, Powers Boothe, Laurie Metcalf & Liv Tyler. Phoenix Pictures/Illusion Entertainment Group/Clyde Is Hungry Films/Canal+ Droits Audiovisuels. Rated R. 125 minutes. Crime/Drama/Thriller ★★★★★  OliverContinue reading “Chaos, Colourful Characters, & Paranoia in Oliver Stone’s U Turn”

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Not Everyone’s Cut Out for POKER NIGHT

Poker Night. 2014. Dir. Greg Francis. Screenplay by Dough Buchanan & Francis. Starring Beau Mirchoff, Ron Perlman, Titus Welliver, Halston Sage, Ron Eldard, Corey Large, Giancarlo Esposito, and Michael Eklund. XLrator Media. Not Rated. 104 minutes. Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★★ I’d anticipated this movie just because of the trailer. Now, sometimes this can come back to biteContinue reading “Not Everyone’s Cut Out for POKER NIGHT”

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