SHADOW Casts a Heavy Darkness Over the Horrors of War

With a low budget, SHADOW manages to tackle the realities and nightmares of war through a backwoods horror-type plot set in Italy.

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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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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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11.22.63 – Episode 2: “The Kill Floor”

Hulu’s 11.22.63 Episode 2: “The Kill Floor” Directed by Frederick O.E. Toye Written by Quinton Peeples * For a review of the premiere, “The Rabbit Hole” – click here * For a review of the following episode, “Other Voices, Other Rooms” – click here After the the big premiere, 11.22.63‘s second episode begins with a youngContinue reading “11.22.63 – Episode 2: “The Kill Floor””

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Frankenstein’s Army is Campy and Creepy Nazi Horror Fun

Frankenstein’s Army. 2013. Directed by Richard Raaphorst. Screenplay by Miguel Tejada-Flores & Chris W. Mitchell from a story by Tejada-Flores & Raaphorst. Starring Robert Gwilym, Hon Ping Tang, Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry, Joshua Sasse, Mark Stevenson, Andrei Zayats, Karel Roden, Klaus Lucas, Cristina Cataline, Jan de Lukowicz, & Zdenek Barinka. MDI Media Group/Dark Sky Films/Pellicola/XYZContinue reading “Frankenstein’s Army is Campy and Creepy Nazi Horror Fun”

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Fury: The Festering Reality of War

Fury. 2014.  Directed & Written by David Ayer. Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peňa, Jon Bernthal, and Jim Parrack. Columbia Pictures. 134 min. Rated R. Action/Drama/War ★★★★★ David Ayer’s new thriller Fury is by far one of the most brutal and honest films set during the Second World War ever made. Not only doesContinue reading “Fury: The Festering Reality of War”

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