Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Devil Doll – A Review of ‘Mansfield 66/67 ’

Jayne Mansfield helped define a generation of sex appeal in the 1950s with her meteoric rise to fame. Much more than a Marilyn Monroe knock-off, she had a knack for camp that inspired just as many people as her looks. When the sixties rolled along, she struggled to hold onto her fame. The changing culture and

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Misery Loves Company – A Review of ‘Poor Agnes’

“I’m sorry, I don’t like you. You’re unlikable.” To fully understand  the clear disdain that Agnes (Lora Burke) has for humanity, look no further than the contents of her freezer. She has little use for others aside from killing them. But then private investigator Mike (Robert Notman) arrives at her door. He’s looking into the

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‘1974’ – A Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Review

“I don’t want them to come any more. I don’t want to dream about them again.” Newlyweds Altair (Diana Bovio) and Manuel (Rolando Breme) playfully document the start of their lives together in a new home with a Super-8 camera. Their marital bliss does not last as strange occurrences start to occur. A mysterious toy neither recognizes

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‘Get My Gun’ – A Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Review

“You have a wife and two kids.” Dressed as a nun and armed with a shotgun, Amanda (Kate Hoffman) confronts the man (William Jousset) who raped her. He pleads for his life, but Amanda is undeterred. The events that lead up to this confrontation then come into focus. Amanda was a hotel maid who made the mistake

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‘Cold Hell’ – A Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Review

“You’re only good at throwing punches and taking hits.” Taxi driver Özge (Violetta Schurawlow) sees the best and worst Vienna has to offer on a nightly basis, but nothing that prepares her for witnessing the grisly aftermath of her neighbor’s murder. She catches a glimpse of the killer (Sammy Sheik) and, unlucky for her, he catches

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‘Rift’ – A Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Review

“People sometimes see things out there.” In the middle of the night, Gunnar (Björn Stefánsson) receives a concerning phone call from his ex-boyfriend Einar (Sigurður Þór Óskarsson). He quickly leaves the comforts of his new life and boyfriend to see to Einar, who is staying in a remote but scenic cabin. Einar has always been

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Shared Lives – A Review of ‘Indivisible ’

“I had this weird dream. It felt like I sinned. I prayed so I’d feel better.” Conjoined twins Daisy (Marianna Fontana) and Viola (Angela Fontana) financially support their family by singing at local events in their Naples suburbs. Their father Peppe  (Massimiliano Rossi) squirrels away their earnings in a bank account to which he promises they’ll

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Electronic Magic – A Review of ‘A Life in Waves’

“Play the one where it sounds like the whole studio is going to explode.” Suzanne Ciani is a woman of great talent who found success in every area of interest she sought to explore. A pioneer of electronic music, her mastery of the modular synthesizer–a instrument in infancy when she discovered it–propelled her to much

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Fantasia 2017 Review – ‘Fashionista’

  Fantasia International Film Festival   Fashionista USA/ U.K., 108 min Dir. Simon Rumley Fashionista is a hypnotic exploration of identity and transformation written and directed by Simon Rumley. The narrative focuses on vintage clothing shop owners April (Amanda Fuller) and Eric (Ethan Embry), whose marriage is tested when April begins to suspect her husband of having

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Fantasia 2017 Review – ‘Better Watch Out’

  Fantasia International Film Festival Better Watch Out Australia, 89 min Dir. Chris Peckover 12-year old Luke (Levi Miller) is in love with his babysitter, Ashley (Oliva DeJonge). He holds out hope they can overcome the 5-year age gap between them, but time is running out because she’s set to move away in a few days.

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