Scary TV for a Spooky Halloween

A list of TV episodes to quench the deadly thirst of Halloween season— BEWARE!!!

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An Uneven Sequel, My Guilty Pleasure – EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC

This sequel to William Friedkin’s original horror classic is far from perfect. Yet I’ll be damned if it isn’t my guilty pleasure.

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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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A Guy Ritchie Retrospective: Snatch

Snatch. 2000. Directed & Written by Guy Ritchie. Starring Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Rade Serbedzija, Alan Ford, Mike Reid, Robbie Gee, Lennie James, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng, Ade, William Beck, & Andy Beckwith. Columbia Pictures Corporation/SKA Films. Rated 18A. 104 minutes. Comedy/Crime ★★★★★  It’s been at least 9Continue reading “A Guy Ritchie Retrospective: Snatch”

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Scorsese’s SHUTTER ISLAND: This is Your Brain, This is Your Brain Under Repression

Scorsese & Lehane together as one? That’s how you get a spooky, mind-bending thriller like SHUTTER ISLAND.

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Vinyl – Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”

HBO’s Vinyl Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot” Directed by Martin Scorsese Written by George Mastras * For a review of the next episode, “Yesterday Once More” – click here This Martin Scorsese-Mick Jagger produced HBO show starts out with a pilot directed by Scorsese himself. Everyone’s been anticipating this slice of nostalgia, along with allContinue reading “Vinyl – Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot””

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Black Mass: Welcome Back, Mr. Depp!

Black Mass. 2015. Directed by Scott Cooper. Screenplay by Jez Butterworth & Mark Mallouk; based on the novel by Dick Lehr & Gerard O’Neill. Starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, David Harbour, and Adam Scott. Cross Creek Pictures/Grisbi Productions/Infinitum Nihil/Free State Pictures. Rated 14A.Continue reading “Black Mass: Welcome Back, Mr. Depp!”

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Ti West’s The House of the Devil: A Slow Burn Satanic Panic Period Piece

The House of the Devil. 2009. Directed & Written by Ti West. Starring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, AJ Bowen, Dee Wallace, Heather Robb, Darryl Nau, Brenda Cooney, Danielle Noe, Mary B. McCann, John Speredakos, Lena Dunham, and Graham Reznick. MPI Media Group/Constructovision/RingtheJing Entertainment/Glass Eye Pix. Rated R. 95 minutes. Horror ★★★★★Continue reading “Ti West’s The House of the Devil: A Slow Burn Satanic Panic Period Piece”

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The Seven Five is a Microcosm of America’s Police Problem

The Seven Five. 2014. Directed by Tiller Russell. Starring (as themselves) Michael Dowd, Ken Eurell, Walter Yurkiw, Chickie, Dori Eurell. ★★★★★ To start this review, I wanted to give a bit of personal insight into my view on police. Firstly, I have two family members, close cousins, who are both officers here in St. John’s,Continue reading “The Seven Five is a Microcosm of America’s Police Problem”

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