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Covenant with an Alien devil

Okay guys, you owe me an apology. All of you. Every last one of you owes me an apology and I’m not going to shut up about it until you deliver. Each and every one of you. Alien Covenant has been collectively disparaged by critics new and old to the point I gave up on […]

It Comes at Night

Major spoilers ahead. It Comes At Night is uncomfortable. No other way around it. It isn’t particularly scary, but it’s as uncomfortable and unnerving as the scariest movie, and perhaps more so. So doesn’t that make it horror? I’d say so. A different kind of horror. No monsters, really. Except ourselves. Perhaps. IMDB user Joshua […]

400 Days

Is it just me or were the last few years particularly great for science fiction fans? Last week I viewed and wrote about Arrival, and this week brings 400 Days, a mind bending psychedelic head trip of a genre mashing success. You wouldn’t know if it you blindly went by the folks reviewing at IMBD, […]

In celebration of the Arrival of an excellent film

I have to hand it to Netflix for once. I don’t generally get much use out of their predictive algorithms, but when Arrival was suggested for my DVD queue I took the bait and am very grateful I did. I hadn’t heard of the film before so I went into it my favorite way – […]

Spooky time again

A crisp chill brushes up against your spine in the long shadows. The golden October sunlight rapidly turns purple and the night settles upon us again. Your back tightens and your shoulders shudder as a rustle behind you seems personal, stalking, creeping closer… I love Halloween and the horror film season is back! My regular […]

Verdict

Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury… There will be spoilers, but as these films are decades old, if you haven’t seen them yet I’m not concerned about ruining them for you if you insist on reading ahead first 😉 That’s the trouble with classics, I guess – that everyone is always spoiling them! I discovered […]

A Tale of Two Strange Films

I had a productive weekend and took in two films. They were both entertaining and they were both empty. I’m not sure how a film can be both entertaining and empty but it happened twice in one weekend. My thanks to dbmoviesblog and moviebabblereviews for first drawing my attention to these films. First up: A […]

Double Down on the pure Breenius

Double Down is probably the greatest film ever made. Seriously. Except for maybe Neil Breen’s other films. Using no small amount of stock footage and free-use music, Neil Breen manages to capture a nightmarish, tortured reality in such a way as only the greatest of filmmakers could ever hope to achieve. Neil Breen stars in […]

The Miracle of Mothers

In this post I hope to share with you, gentle reader, why I chose who I chose to write about for my Mother’s Day post. First, I’ll give credit to some honorable mentions: Donna Reed’s Mary Hatch in It’s A Wonderful Life certainly came to mind, but her role in that film really emphasizes her […]

The scariest future of them all

In the vast archives of cinema there is no shortage of scary tomorrows. A Clockwork Orange explores a very personal, harrowing experience of one denizen of a bleak tomorrow. Its world is overrun with chaos and immorality. Big government bunglings produce no shortage of unfortunate outcomes in one failed attempt after another to fix what […]