The Super

The Super is pretty super but not super duper a ghost I know says. There’s some great creepy footage in this film. An old building is a great setting to build creepiness into suspense. As is with most mysteries, things are not as they seem. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if you […]

Searching (incl audio)

This film reminds me of any cutting edge upgrade that truly wows consumers. It’s also a great story told in a highly effective, suspenseful way. All this with the screen never shifting from a laptop display. Searching (2018) PG-13 | 1h 42min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 31 August 2018 (USA) After his 16-year-old daughter […]

Diabolique (1955)

The biggest pat on the back for this film goes to the writers. The way the characters are developed turns the screw of intensity until finally the ending is revealed. If you haven’t seen it, let me say it is not like other endings, it is a magnificent one, set apart. Many writers were involved […]

Insidious

This is one of my favorite horror films of all time. It still gives me the chills when I watch it and I have seen it numerous times. Director James Wan uses clever practical effects and a very minimum number of CGI effects to make this film look and feel like a house of horrors […]

Still Waiting for First Reformed and Some of My Predictions

Did “First Reformed” haunt you the way it haunted @aoscott ? He talked to the writer-director Paul Schrader about the film’s theological questions and how the audience comes to root for a jihadist https://t.co/Mb7k64SBYL — New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) June 20, 2018 If you are a fundamentalist Christian who puts the Bible before humanitarianism […]

21 Grams

No, this film isn’t about drugs as the title hints. It’s a people study. In this heroic film by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, a handful of characters are under the microscope for us to try to analyze. Their lives intersect in odd ways but that really isn’t the amazing thing to watch for. It’s their drives […]

Secret in Their Eyes

“Jess: Life Sentence Ray Kasten: For you as well.” When you catch murderers for a living, it must bite that much harder when they murder your child. When you know the wheels of justice grind slowly, it must be hard not to take the law into your own hands. Secret in Their Eyes (2015) Cast … Continue reading

‘Star Trek: Beyond’ – Don’t Blink on This Ride

Starring: Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller Directed By: Justin Lin Studio: Paramount Pictures MPAA Rating PG-13 I saw Star Trek: Beyond last night on its second night after release. When I see Star Trek films, I usually miss some secret winks […]

Candyman (1992)

Here we have a cult favorite with underpinnings of a low budget cheap thrill horror movie. Centered around an urban legend where if you say “Candyman” 5 times in the mirror, the characters are killed one by one. Not too cerebral but with a lot of jump scares. Candyman “The Candyman, a murderous soul with […]

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