Depending on who you ask, the term “cult classic” in regard to filmmaking may be applied as a compliment or an insult. Motion pictures acquire this status based on a variety of factors. Perhaps the film flew under the radar and has a deep well of technical and narrative proficiency to be appreciated by wider […]Read More “Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time, Vol 2 – Horror and Sci-Fi” fails to coherently focus on its own subject matter.
The unrelenting, brutally realistic, and “Hard-R” feature, Bloodline, from director Henry Jacobson, examines the atrocities of a serial killer from a unique perspective. Rather than the stereotypical villain who inhumanely preys on the weak and helpless out of sheer wickedness, the focus of this story, written by Jacobson, Avra Fox-Lerner, and Will Honley, is a […]Read More Planning to check out “Bloodline”? Go in with an open mind and a stomach of steel.
I wanted to love this movie, but unfortunately it is just another hash mark on the ever-growing “meh list” for 2019. Top-notch casting, some great laughs in the midst of the darkness, stellar cinematography, and chilling music and sound design could not make up for an overstuffed screenplay. Telling simultaneous stories between the teenage years […]Read More IT: Chapter Two -Sequelitis Strikes Again
– Written and Directed by Jordan Peele Producers – Jordan Peele, Daniel Lupi, Beatriz Sequeira, Jason Blum, Ian Cooper, Sean McKittrick Starring – Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elizabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker I have a great deal of admiration for what Jordan Peele was going for, and I will say some […]Read More Jordan Peele’s Us – Rivetingly Mediocre
Psycho Film Evaluation Thomas Manning Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho showcases all of his filmmaking skill and ingenuity. There are surprises around every corner, and incredibly innovative cinematic elements. A large part of this revolves around the story. Highlighted aspects of the story like terror, violence, and sex were generally avoided by filmmakers during Hitchcock’s […]Read More Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho will Leave You Talking with the Voices in Your Head