TOAD ROAD’s Haunting Blurred Lines Between Art and Reality
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TOAD ROAD’s Haunting Blurred Lines Between Art and Reality

  I recently discovered that one of the more haunting films I’ve experienced in some time is available to stream via Shudder. 2012’s Toad Road,…

Cinapse Selects: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY…
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Cinapse Selects: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY…

  Before taking on my last Cinapse Selects post for 2016, I polled Twitter on whether I should write about Sleepless in Seattle (usually on…

Cinapse Selects: You Are Highly Encouraged to MEET JOHN DOE
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Cinapse Selects: You Are Highly Encouraged to MEET JOHN DOE

In the spirit of the holiday season as well as the current gloom stemming from recent political outcomes, I thought the time couldn’t be more…

Cinapse Selects: GONE BABY GONE Asks a Question With No Right Answer
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Cinapse Selects: GONE BABY GONE Asks a Question With No Right Answer

A good chunk of cinema, especially Hollywood’s mainstream fare, operates on a binary moral spectrum; you’re good or you’re evil. Gone Baby Gone, Ben Affleck’s…

This is Your God: THEY LIVE, We Sleep
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This is Your God: THEY LIVE, We Sleep

  “They Live” Trump artwork by Mitch O’Connell This week, the broken American electoral system once again elected a candidate other than the one that…

Cinapse Selects: Diving Back in to Rediscover WHAT LIES BENEATH
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Cinapse Selects: Diving Back in to Rediscover WHAT LIES BENEATH

  At the risk of deviating slightly from the initial goal of this column, which is to shine a spotlight lesser known and underrated films…

In the Mouth of Sam Neill: John Trent Shows Off His Chops in Carpenter’s Underrated Gem
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In the Mouth of Sam Neill: John Trent Shows Off His Chops in Carpenter’s Underrated Gem

  It is Halloween season, which of course means that it’s also Halloween season for many horror geeks and film aficionados. While most agree that…

A Farewell to Curtis Hanson with IN HER SHOES
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A Farewell to Curtis Hanson with IN HER SHOES

  Upon hearing the news of director Curtis Hanson’s death last week, I decided a rewatch of In Her Shoes was in order. Certainly he’s…

Uncover the Mystery and Laughter of Hitchcock’s FAMILY PLOT
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Uncover the Mystery and Laughter of Hitchcock’s FAMILY PLOT

Many fans of the legendary Alfred Hitchcock are quick to point to the classic Psycho and perhaps also The Birds as the director’s last great films, while…

Celebrating the Wily Mr. Wilder in THE LITTLE PRINCE
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Celebrating the Wily Mr. Wilder in THE LITTLE PRINCE

  2016 has been a brutal year for the entertainment world. The death tolls began a few days shy of New Year’s when rock legend…