The Haunting Of Hill House – Review

I’ve said it before and I’ll reiterate it here:  Mike Flanagan is literally the best director working in horror today. James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring franchise), Andy Mucheletti (Mama, IT)…they’re okay but don’t hold a candle to Flanagan. He’s not afraid of depicting actual violence–unlike Wan (Saw notwithstanding)–and he’s able to weave a narrative like […]

Malevolent – Review

Netflix’s Malevolent is a damn good movie for many reason, though the one I want to focus on is that it shows the horror genre to more varied and nuanced than it’s typically given credit for (something horror fans have know all along, though it’s nice to see the idea reinforced). The movie revolves around […]

The VVitch – Review

I caught The VVitch this weekend–it was either that or Interstellar and having recently sat through Blade Runner 2049 I was not at the moment up to sitting through another 2 hour sci-fi epic. Was it worth it?  Besides saving about a half hour The VVitch is a pretty good movie though I think of it as […]

The Endless – Review

Few things bother me more than the way the term ‘Lovecraftian’ is bandied about because more often than not I get the feeling that those that do so have never read anything by H.P. Lovecraft in their lives. And sure, most of the time the short stories and novels revolve around things that go bump […]

The Predator – Review

I was really expecting Shane Black’s reboot of the Predator franchise to be all sorts of awesome. After all, this is the same guy who wrote the Lethal Weapon movies, as well as The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Last Boyscout, as well as directing movies like The Nice Guys and Iron Man 3. And…I was […]

Iron Fist, Season Two – Review

I binged–a word I have every intention of continuing the use of–the second season of Marvel’s Iron Fist last week and it was…okay. It course-corrects from first season, which seemed to spend as much time with Joy and Ward Meechum (Jessica Stroup and Tom Pelphrey) as it did with Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones). One […]

Ozark, Season Two – Review

I enjoyed the first season of Netflix’s Ozark quite a bit, though I had a few quibbles, particularly with the ever-present blue filter and the quirkiness of some of the characters (I mean you,  Jonah Byrde (Skylar Gartner) and your fixation with dead things). Season two of the crime series ups the ante on the […]