REview: The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) | Fun, Despite Stating Themes Way Too Often

I grew up on cartoons like Bugs Bunny, Johnny Quest and Woody Woodpecker, etc, which typically consisted less of thematic/moral lessons than various degrees of chaos. Davey and Goliath – which is animation, just with clay – and The Peanuts were notorious for looking at things from a thematic perspective though the thing is they […]

REview: Suspiria (2018)

Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo Suspiria is a movie that can’t be accused of copying the original, because it’s way too ambitious for that. And the problem–you know it was coming–is that the original movie was relatively simple: namely a horror movie that revolved around a dance academy. Guadagnino doesn’t neglect that […]

AMI (2019) – Trailer – Trailer Into Reaction

Movies about AI going bonkers–like 2001: A Space Odyssey or 2018’s Tau–are hardly uncommon but AMI hits a little bit closer to home with a digital assistant that’s remarkably similar to Apple’s Siri. And speaking of digital assistants, check out Marti, an episode from the Netflix series Creeped Out. I suspect it’s a lot like […]

Glass – Review

N. Night Shyamalan’s Glass isn’t a terrible movie, though it’s by no means what you’d call a ‘good’ one either. For a start, it’s boring, and I don’t mean in a 2001: A Space Odyssey or a Blade Runner kind of way–they at least rewards viewers for their patience–I mean in a slow, seemingly unending […]

Approaching The Unknown – Trailer

I really like this trailer. When it begins, you could be excused for thinking that’s it’s a European remake of The Martian, but as the trailer goes on it seems to become something larger, and evokes a sense of the mystical more in common with 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Fountain more than it […]

‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Reboot

This is going to sound like sacrilege, but I have to say it:  I never liked Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby.”  There, my secret is out.  It’s treated like some sort of classic of slow-burn horror by most people who have seen it, but from what I could tell, it’s just slow.  In some ways the […]

‘Riddick’ Review

““Riddick” rocks, and a R-rating ensures that there are curses and gore aplenty.”  Mild spoilers below. A lot of reviews I have read of David Twohy’s “Riddick” take issue with the idea that it resembles the film that introduced the character Richard B. Riddick, “Pitch Black.” Using this logic,  John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot […]