Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Saluting Shorts at NYC Horror Film Festival

Saluting Shorts at New York City Horror Film Festival The New York City Horror Festival has come to an end and I’m pleased to say it was a great deal of fun to attend for the first time. One of my favorite parts was the showing of shorts before each feature film. All of the

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Talking ‘Dawn of the Deaf’ with Rob Savage

Talking Dawn of the Deaf with Rob Savage One of the few downsides of Fantastic Fest is that there’s just too many films and sometimes we wind up missing something to which we were looking forward. Dawn of the Deaf was one of those films, and we’ve been lucky enough to finally get a chance to watch.

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Fear and Self-Loathing at Comic Con – A Review of ‘Uncle Kent 2’

Fear and Self-Loathing at Comic Con – A Review of Uncle Kent 2 The follow-up to Joe Swanberg’s 2011 film Uncle Kent is about… the follow-up to Joe Swanberg’s 2011 film Uncle Kent. Actor/writer Kent Osborne returns, once again playing a characterized version of himself, this time focused on finding a way to make a sequel

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The Way of the Goth – A Review of ‘Little Sister’

The Way of the Goth – A Review of Little Sister On the eve of taking her vows, young nun Colleen (Addison Timlin) returns to her childhood home in Asheville, NC, to reconnect with her family, with whom she has not spoken in three years. She’s drawn back when her brother Jacob (Keith Poulson) is

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‘Elle’ – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review

Elle – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review Challenging films often pay off in ways that you can expect. You go into a film thinking that the subject matter will be titillating, even shocking, and you walk out with a sense of relief in knowing that you got exactly what you bargained for. That is not

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Fantastic Fest Mini-Reviews – Part 3

Not every film can get an in-depth review, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to say. Here are some more thoughts from screenings we attended. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is the English-language feature debut of André Øvredal (who wrote and directed 2010’s Troll Hunter). Much like The Void (reviewed here), this film was a

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‘Colossal’ – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review

When you go to Fantastic Fest you expect to see a few films that surprise you. You’re never disappointed, but there are always those two, three, even five movies that you just can’t stop thinking and talking about after you leave. They capture the stories that you kind of fall in love with. This year, one of those films was Colossal.

Fantastic Fest Mini-Reviews – Part 2

Not every film can get an in-depth review, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to say. Here are some more thoughts from screenings we attended. The Lure is a Polish horror musical about mermaids and it pains me to say it isn’t as enjoyable as that discription promises. Gold and Silver,  mermaid sisters, come

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‘The Void’ – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review

The Void – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review The Void is a superbly surreal nightmare of a horror film the writer/director team Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski. Haunting from the first moments–a couple fleeing from a sinister house with gun-toting pursuers–the film never relents and never goes where you could ever expect. The approach is very much, throw

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Fantastic Fest Mini-Reviews – Part 1

Not every film can get an in-depth review, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to say. Here are some thoughts from screenings we attended. Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses focuses on the small, dark area where demonic possession and mental illness intersect. Cut from the same cloth as films such as Requiem

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