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‘I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House’ (2016)… and This is a Review of Another Slow Horror Movie

Directed by: Osgood Perkins || Produced by: Rob Paris, Robert Menzies Screenplay by: Osgood Perkins || Starring: Ruth Wilson, Bob Balaban, Lucy Boynton, Paula Prentiss Music by: Elvis Perkins || Cinematography: Julie Kirkwood || Edited by: Brian Ufberg || Country: Canada, United States || Language: English Running Time: 87 minutes I’ve reviewed or commented upon … Continue reading

‘In the Tall Grass’ (2019): Another Diegetic Maze from Vincenzo Natali

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali || Produced by: Steve Hoban, Jimmy Miller, M. Riley Screenplay by: Vincenzo Natali || Starring: Patrick Wilson, Harrison Gilbertson, Rachel Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Will Buie Jr. Music by: Mark Korven || Cinematography: Craig Wrobleski || Edited by: Michele Conroy || Country: Canada || Language: English Running Time: 101 … Continue reading

A Horror-on-Demand Sampling: The Void’ (2016), ‘The Ritual’ (2017), ‘Apostle’ (2018)

Directed by: Gareth Evans [A], David Bruckner [R], Steven Kostanski, Jeremy Gillespie [V] || Produced by: Aram Tertzakian, Ed Talfan, Gareth Evans [A], Jonathan Cavendish, Richard Holmes, Andy Serkis [R], Jonathan Bronfman, Casey Walker [V] Screenplay by: Gareth Evans [A], Joe Barton [R],¬† Steven Konstanski, Jeremy Gillespie [V] || Starring: Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark … Continue reading

‘Cube’ (1997): The Original “Trapped-in-a-[Blank]” Movie

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali || Produced by: Mehra Meh, Betty Orr, Colin Brunton Screenplay by: Andre Bijelic, Graeme Manson, Vincenzo Natali || Starring: Nicole de Boeer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson, Maurice Dean Wint Music by: Mark Korven || Cinematography: Derek Korven || Edited by: John Sanders || Country: Canada … Continue reading

‘Eastern Promises’ (2007): Sins in Blood and Ink

Directed by: David Cronenberg || Produced by: Paul Webster, Robert Lantos Screenplay by: Steve Knight || Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinead Cusak, Mina E. Mina, Jerzy Skolimowki, Donald Sumpter Music by: Howard Shore || Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky || Edited by: Ronald Sanders || Country: United Kingdom, Canada, United States || … Continue reading

‘Incendies’ (2010): An Incestuous Modern Fable

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve || Produced by: Luc Dery, Kim McCraw Screenplay by: Denis Villeneuve, Valerie Beaugrand-Champagne || Starring: Lubna Azabal, Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Remy Girard, Allen Altman Music by: Gregoire Hetzel || Cinematography by: Andre Turpin || Edited by: Monique Dartonne || Country: Canada || Language: French, Arabic Running Time: 130 minutes Before … Continue reading

‘Turbo Kid’ (2015): The Beginning of Modern 1980s Nostalgia

Directed by: Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissel || Produced by: Benoit Beaulieu, Anne-Marie Gelinas, Tim Riley, Ant Timpson Screenplay by : Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell || Starring: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright, Aaron Jeffery, Romano Orzari, Orphee Ladouceur Music by: Jean-Philippe Bernier, Jean-Nicolas Leupi || Cinematography by: Jean-Philippe Bernier … Continue reading

‘Videodrome’ (1983): More from the Body Horror Extraordinaire

Directed by: David Cronenberg || Produced by: Claude Heroux Screenplay by: David Cronenberg || Starring: James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley, Reiner Schwarz Music by: Howard Shore || Cinematography: Mark Irwin || Edited by: Ronald Sanders || Country: Canada || Language: English Running Time: 87 minutes One of the … Continue reading

‘Life of Pi’ (2012): Because Fictional Biopics Are Better

Directed by: Ang Lee || Produced by: Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark Screenplay¬†by: David Magee || Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Rafe Spall, Gerard Depardieu Music by: Mychael Danna || Cinematography: Claudio Miranda || Editing by: Tim Squyres || Country: United States, Taiwan, United Kingdom || Language: English, Tamil Running Time: … Continue reading

‘Fire’ (1996): Smart Social Commentary on Film

Directed by: Deepa Mehta || Produced by: Bobby Bedi, Deepa Mehta Written by: Deepa Mehta || Starring: Nandita Das, Shabana Azmi, Karishma Jhalani, Dilip Mehta, Javed Jaffrey Music by: A.R. Rahman || Cinematography by: Giles Nuttgens || Editing by: Barry Farrell || Country: Canada, India || Language: English Running Time: 108 minutes The first installment … Continue reading