Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Found Footage That’s Actually Frightening Fun

The main character (and co-writer/director) of the horror movie Deadstream is an obnoxious idiot, and that's the point. His online presence and livestream is a composite...

The Best Violent & Genuinely Scary Entry Since the Original

Spoiler WarningHellraiser is a gnarly and gory reinvention of the franchise that’ll make Clive Barker proud. It’s hardcore and utterly exquisite that delivers all the carnage...

The Sanderson Sisters Return for a Wicked Good Time

Spoiler WarningIt’s been 29 years since the Sanderson Sisters made their last appearance in the first Hocus Pocus film. Now the black flame candle has been...

A Moving, Oscar-Worthy Performance Drives Home American History

Sixty-seven years after the brutal murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi, the United States Congress finally passed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. During the...

Chaos Brews in the Commonwealth

The Walking Dead arrives at its eight-episode finale with guns blazing, car chases, and political upheaval. "Lockdown" begins the third installment of season eleven like a...

David O. Russell’s All-Star Mystery Runs Long

David O. Russell and Christian Bale are back in another period film with the requisite wacky characters. Amsterdam convolutes a murder mystery, forbidden love story, and...

Timothée Chalamet and Luca Guadagnino Reunite

Timothée Chalamet is like a light-hearted Robert Pattinson — much more than 'number one handsome boy,' he continues to display range much broader than his thin...

Cate Blanchett Conducts the Performance of a Lifetime

It could be said that Cate Blanchett has given her 'performance of a lifetime' enough times to make a reincarnated Buddhist blush. Like Meryl Streep, perhaps...

Park Chan-wook Can’t Seem to Fail

Park Chan-wook is iconic enough by now that his name alone will automatically make a new film seem interesting. That's the contagious skill of great directors...

Exhilarating, Weird Fun With Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig

White Noise, the great novel from Don DeLillo, is many things — a postmodern comedy about academia, a damning critique of consumerism, a meditation on the...