Revisiting the NIGHT GALLERY
Editorial

Revisiting the NIGHT GALLERY

Many people today credit Ryan Murphy with reviving the time-honored anthology series, a genre of television long since thought dead. Murphy has more than confirmed that…

Let’s Talk About THAT Scene in DON’T BREATHE
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Let’s Talk About THAT Scene in DON’T BREATHE

(My esteemed colleague Jon Partridge wrote a terrific review of Don’t Breathe out of SXSW. But, hey, #1 movie in America, I think the site…

The Beautiful Darkness of Winona Ryder
Editorial

The Beautiful Darkness of Winona Ryder

Netflix’s horror/thriller series Stranger Things has hands down been the best surprise of the summer, proving far more original and entertaining than anything that has…

5 Cases For GREEN ROOM’s Greatness
Editorial

5 Cases For GREEN ROOM’s Greatness

It is largely undisputed, here upon the occasion of writer/director Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room being released on home video, that it is spectacular cinema. It’s…

Profundity in a Fart: The Beauty of SWISS ARMY MAN
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Profundity in a Fart: The Beauty of SWISS ARMY MAN

“On a scale from one to zero, are you happy?” Life is ridiculous and gross and sad and it ends. These are facts. Sometimes we…

LOOPER and Learning to Let Movies Breathe: Sometimes You Are Stupid
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LOOPER and Learning to Let Movies Breathe: Sometimes You Are Stupid

Here’s a thing to know about me: I cry easy at movies. Being perfectly frank, I cry easy at many (most) things in life, but…

Of Course the World Still Needs Superman, Zack Snyder. Of Course It Does. [BATMAN V SUPERMAN Editorial]
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Of Course the World Still Needs Superman, Zack Snyder. Of Course It Does. [BATMAN V SUPERMAN Editorial]

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is the boldest comic book adaptation in recent memory, if only because DC has handed the reins to its…

Let’s Talk About THE DARK TOWER Movies
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Let’s Talk About THE DARK TOWER Movies

It seems like the predominant question for any major and/or popular work of literary achievement is “When is the movie coming out?” A book can’t…

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, Greek Mythology, and the Fear of Abject Failure
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INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, Greek Mythology, and the Fear of Abject Failure

(You should watch Inside Llewyn Davis before reading this, which you should have anyway because Inside Llewyn Davis is a masterpiece. Criterion just put out…

Who Goes There? The Case For THE HATEFUL EIGHT as a Horror Film
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Who Goes There? The Case For THE HATEFUL EIGHT as a Horror Film

Ever since Death Proof Quentin Tarantino has left us wondering if he’d ever revisit the horror genre (some would argue that he barely approached it…