Decadence & Heroic Human Hearts in Konstantin Khabenskiy’s SOBIBÓR

Sobibór was a testament to the human spirit’s ability to survive amongst the worst horror man has to offer.

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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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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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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 5: “I Am Anne Frank: Part II”

FX’s American Horror Story Season 2, Episode 5: “I Am Anne Frank: Part II” Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (The Town That Dreaded Sundown) Written by Brad Falchuk * For a review of the previous episode, “I Am Anne Frank: Part I” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “The Origins of Monstrosity”Continue reading “American Horror Story – Asylum, Episode 5: “I Am Anne Frank: Part II””

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