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Frank's Movie Log

My life at the movies.

  1. A still from The Batman (2022)

    The Batman 2022

    C+: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Matt Reeves. Starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, and Colin Farrell.

    Two years into his vigilante crusade, Batman faces the Riddler, a serial killer intent on exposing Gotham City’s deep-seated corruption. Continue reading...

    Watched on 28 Apr, 2022
  2. A still from Killer Party (1986)

    Killer Party 1986

    D+: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by William Fruet. Starring Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes, and Paul Bartel.

    I watched this one after Hell Night as a college horror double feature. Killer Party sees three coeds pledge a sorority and attend a big party on April Fool’s day where they’re stalked by a killer. Spoilers follow. Continue reading...

    Watched on 09 Apr, 2022
  3. A still from Hell Night (1981)

    Hell Night 1981

    D: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Tom DeSimone. Starring Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton, and Kevin Brophy.

    Four collegiate pledges must spend the night in the local haunted manor. They aren’t alone. Continue reading...

    Watched on 09 Apr, 2022
  4. A still from Body Double (1984)

    Body Double 1984

    D: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Brian De Palma. Starring Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, and Deborah Shelton.

    Craig Wasson plays a struggling actor who witnesses a murder while spying on his exhibitionist neighbor. Continue reading...

  5. A still from Halloween II (2009)

    Halloween II 2009

    C-: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Rob Zombie. Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, and Sheri Moon Zombie.

    Writer-director Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake functioned as more of a Michael Myers origin story, but hewed to the original film’s story beats. With this sequel, Zombie stakes new narrative ground. Minor spoilers follow. Continue reading...

  6. A still from Halloween (2007)

    Halloween 2007

    C-: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Rob Zombie. Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, and Brad Dourif.

    In an aging house with peeling pain and broken shutters, in the part of town where rusted cars on cinder blocks occupy driveways and chain ink fences replace white pickets, a monster has grown. Young Michael Myers, aged ten, has developed a taste for violence. Starting with rats, progressing to dogs, and today, Halloween, he will graduate to people. Continue reading...

  7. A still from Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)

    Merrily We Go to Hell 1932

    D: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Dorothy Arzner. Starring Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March, Adrianne Allen, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, George Irving, and Esther Howard.

    Sylvia Sidney stars as an heiress who falls for an alcoholic newspaper reporter played by Fredric March. Continue reading...

  8. A still from Leprechaun 5: In the Hood (2000)

    Leprechaun 5: In the Hood 2000

    C+: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Rob Spera. Starring Warwick Davis, Ice-T, Anthony Montgomery, and Rashaan Nall.

    After the original, I opted to jump straight to the fifth entry in the franchise, comfortable I’d lose little context. I knew this entry took a critical bashing, which may have lowered my expectations, but I found it entertaining and packing a surprising bite. Continue reading...

    Watched on 17 Mar, 2022
  9. A still from Leprechaun (1993)

    Leprechaun 1993

    D+: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Mark Jones. Starring Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt, and Mark Holton.

    Jennifer Aniston plays a Beverly Hills princess transplanted to North Dakota where she and a group of youths find themselves terrorized by a leprechaun bent on reclaiming his gold. Continue reading...

    Watched on 17 Mar, 2022
  10. A still from Heat (1995)

    Heat 1995

    A+: 5 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Michael Mann. Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, and Jon Voight.

    I tilt forward in my seat. My heels rise. The balls of my feet press into the floor. My hands clench tight and I realize I’m holding my breath. Continue reading...

    Watched on 12 Mar, 2022

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