American Horror Story 10×06: “Winter Kills”

The Gardners must say goodbye to P-Town, at their own risk.

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Bad Day at Black Rock: An Open, American, Hardboiled Wound

Bad Day at Black Rock. 1955. Directed by John Sturges. Screenplay by Millard Kaufman; adapted by Don McGuire & based on a story from Howard Breslin. Starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Russell Collins, & Walter Sande. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Not Rated. 81 minutes. Crime/Drama/Mystery ★★★★★Continue reading “Bad Day at Black Rock: An Open, American, Hardboiled Wound”

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Barton Fink: Head in the Clouds, Feet in the Sand

Barton Fink. 1991. Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Joel & Ethan Coen. Starring John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, Jon Polito, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Buscemi, Richard Portnow, & Christopher Murney. 20th Century Fox/Circle Films/Working Title Films. Rated R. 116 minutes. Comedy/Drama ★★★★★The Coen Brothers are impressive for many reasons. ParticularlyContinue reading “Barton Fink: Head in the Clouds, Feet in the Sand”

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American Horror Story – Freak Show, Episode 13: “Curtain Call”

FX’s American Horror Story Season 4, Episode 13: “Curtain Call” Directed by Bradley Buecker Written by John J. Gray * For a review of the previous episode, “Show Stoppers” – click here The finale of American Horror Story‘s Freak Show, “Curtain Call”, is here. And it’s surely about to get nasty before the curtain closes forContinue reading “American Horror Story – Freak Show, Episode 13: “Curtain Call””

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The Gallows: Wasted Opportunity & Wasted Youth

The Gallows. 2015. Directed & Written by Travis Cluff/Chris Lofing. Starring Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford, Travis Cluff, Price T. Morgan, Theo Burkhardt, David Herrera, Gannon Del Fierro, Mackie Burt, and Adrian Salas. Blumhouse Productions. Rated 14A. 81 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★ Found footage is a sub-genre I do enjoy, honestly. That beingContinue reading “The Gallows: Wasted Opportunity & Wasted Youth”

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The Amityville Horror Remake is Half Good & Half Sexified Trash

The Amityville Horror. 2005. Directed by Andrew Douglas. Screenplay by Scott Kosar; based on the earlier screenplay by Sandor Stern/the novel by Jay Anson. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rachel Nichols, Philip Baker Hall, Isabel Conner, and Brendan Donaldson. Platinum Dunes. 18A. 90 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery. 3.5 out of 5Continue reading “The Amityville Horror Remake is Half Good & Half Sexified Trash”

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