REview: Knives Out (2019)

Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) was–somewhat deservedly–the subject of much opprobrium for The Last Jedi from many in the fan community and Knives Out is the followup. And…it’s a good movie, though not without problems; the greatest being that Johnson thinks he’s much more clever than he really is. There are two instances in particular–one of […]

REview: The Pool (2018)

The Pool isn’t a bad film, but it’s isn’t terribly good either. Let me explain. Theeradej Wongpuapan (who carries most of the movie, along with a CGI–I think. For the most part it’s really good–crocodile) and Ratnamon Ratchiratham are both decent actors and give good performances. The movie is well shot and lit and the […]

REview – Crawl (2019)

I admit to choosing Midsommar over Alexandre’s Aja’s Crawl last weekend–after all, I’ve seen his best (which to my reckoning is his remake of Wes Craven’s 1977 movie, The Hills Have Eyes and his worst, which I think is Horns) and seeing the latter is more recent then the former I think I had a […]

Netflix Prepares Sequel to Haunting Of Hill House (Sort Of)

Anyone who’s seen Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House–despite it being only loosely based upon Shirley Jackson’s novel–likely recognize it as brilliant. Which is why news of a sequel isn’t a surprise, though what is is that instead of tackling another version Jackson’s novel Flanagan is basing the sequel, The Haunting Of Bly Manor on […]

Attraction – Trailer

You ever wonder where money to finance movies comes from? I ask because a few days ago I saw a trailer for Attraction, an alien invasion thriller that was completed a year ago and very much looks like a Russian production I ask the question because every since the days of The Cannon Group I […]

Green Room – Review

Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room–currently on Netflix–is a great thriller, one of the best I’ve seen in awhile.   The movie revolves around a band so hard up for work that they have to siphon gas from nearby cars to get to their gigs. They eventually find themselves in a club frequented by Nazis and skin […]

What About ‘Us?’

You might not be aware that but Jordan Peele, the director of the breakout hit Get Out, is preparing it’s follow up, Us, also for Blumhouse. It’s also a horror movie–or perhaps should I say ‘social thriller’–starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke (both most recently seen in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War) What the […]

Tomb Raider – Trailer

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I bet there’re a lot of people asking ‘Who asked for a Tomb Raider reboot?’ And the answer is ‘No one.’  Then again, who asked for new Star Wars films?  Star Trek? The answer–while there are always people who would love to see more of these characters and […]

Murder On The Orient Express – Trailer

There something comforting about an Agatha Christie mystery, though I have never tried to quantify why. Before now, that is. I think that what drew me to them originally was the logical way the stories were constructed and the way the mystery unfolded.  Typically you put a group of strangers in a situation where there’s […]