Watch or Not: Watch Sometimes you watch a movie and the lead performance is so strong, it makes you cheer the movie on. "Yes, keep going, you're losing steam, but the acting is riveting! Just keep this character moving forward." M.F.A. is such a movie and the performance here is by Francesca Eastwood (daughter of … Continue reading Go Ahead, Make My Day: Review of M.F.A.
Watch or Not: Watch People are strange when you're a stranger Faces look ugly when you're alone Women seem wicked when you're unwanted Streets are uneven when you're down Full disclosure: I loved Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy. It reinvigorated my reading list, if not my sense of pleasure in reading overall. VanderMeer is a … Continue reading Movie X :Review of Annihilation
Watch or Not: Watch Mike Flanagan's Before I Wake is another solid creation in his growing list of fine horror movies. With this, I believe I have seen all of his directorial efforts to date. (I have already reviewed Absentia, his excellent low budget first film.) Most of his films have had a difficult time of … Continue reading Flanagan Complete: Review of Before I Wake
Watch or Not: Not I generally watch a movie a night, cruising Netflix and Amazon Prime for anything that might be interesting. Netflix got rid of their ratings, so it's hit and miss. I generally go by the cover, which goes a long toward expressing how shitty or not the movie is. Amazon has IMDB … Continue reading Ugh: Review of a Few Terrible Movies
Watch or Not: Watch Paco Plaza's ( [REC] ) Verónica has apparently been making noise on Twitter from people who were so scared they had to turn off the movie halfway. I can only assume that there a lot of people on Twitter who have never seen a good horror movie before. Because, Verónica is well crafted … Continue reading L’Ouija: Review of Verónica
Watch or Not: Not Some movies get made that seem to stay magically hidden from the world. I don't know how they get purchased by a distributor only to languish in such obscurity they become like a trinket forgotten in some attic. Cold Skin has shown at several festivals, notably the Étrange Festival in Paris, and had … Continue reading Cold Fish: Review of Cold Skin
Watch or Not: Not Some horror tropes (or tropes of any kind) are like blues songs: as soon as you hear the beginning of a 12-bar blues, you know exactly what's coming. The interest lies in seeing what this performer can do with it. Slow or fast? Burning heartbreak or rock the house boogie? Guitar … Continue reading No Stevie Ray: Review of Ravenous (Les Affamés)