REview: The Pale Blue Eye (2022) | Needlessly Dour

Scott Cooper is a director who tends to take on fairly heavy subjects in movies like Into The Furnace (2013), Hostiles (2017), Antlers (2021) and most recently The Pale Blue Eye (2022). And having only the latter two movies; it there’s anything to be taken away from the experience is that Scott Cooper makes serious […]

Discovering A Relic Within A Cabinet Of Curiosities

Peter Hyams’ 1997’s creature-feature, The Relic, was a pretty good movie.  It featured Tom Sizemore (despite his personal foibles, the man’s a damn good actor) as Lt. Vincent D’Agosta, who had to stop a mysterious killer who’s MO was beheading. He follows the bodies to–if I recall–The Museum of Natural History, where something monstrous has returned home. And it’s a good movie, […]

‘The Equalizer’ Review

“Having OCD Was Probably Never So Awesome.” Boyhood ran for 2 hours and 45 minutes, and after awhile it felt as if Richard Linklater had it in for me because what started out as an interesting theatrical experiment devolved into a bizarre and inhumane form of punishment. By way of comparison, Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer ran for an hour […]

‘Patrick’ Review

Some Memories, And Coma Patients, Are Best Left Alone Mark Hartley‘s Patrick, is currently on Netflix, and is surprisingly a engaging little horror film (before it jumps the rails, that is).  I was expecting something silly, on the level of an Asylum feature, it was actually pretty engaging, before the aforementioned rail jumping. Charles Dance brought a much needed […]