Directed by Edwin L. Marin. Starring Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Adrienne Ames, and John Wray.
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Directed by John Carl Buechler. Starring Terry Kiser, Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, and Susan Blu.13 Oct 2023
Directed by Tobe Hooper. Starring Mahlon Foreman, Ron Barnhart, Amy Lester, and Kim Henkel.
Watch it with the commentary. Continue reading...10 Oct 2023
Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Starring Timothée Chalamet, Taylor Russell, Mark Rylance, and Kendle Coffey.
A convincing performance from Timothée Chalamet, evocative cinematography, and unsettling horror. It’s even set in the 1980s. So why does it underwhelm? To explain, I must venture into spoilers. Continue reading...28 Sep 2023
Directed by William Friedkin. Starring Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, and Forrest Tucker.
For his second feature, director William Friedkin tries another musical comedy, this one about the waning days of burlesque. He should have known better, but given the circumstances, I understand. Continue reading...25 Sep 2023
Directed by John Cromwell. Starring William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis, and Regis Toomey.
William Powell plays John Marsden, a bond broker who makes his money as “Natural” Davis, New York City’s premier gambler. The story sees him try an exit the gambling life and reconcile with his estranged wife, played by Kay Francis. Conflict arises when Powell’s kid brother arrives from San Francisco, eager to take on the legendary “Natural” Davis, unaware Davis and Marsden are the same man. Continue reading...23 Sep 2023
Directed by Kevin Tenney. Starring Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins, and Allison Barron.
High-school teens stage a Halloween party in an abandoned funeral home only to fall prey to demons who murder them and possess their corpses. Remind you of anything? Continue reading...21 Sep 2023
Directed by Frank Henenlotter. Starring James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, Patty Mullen, and J.J. Clark.
Don’t let the title fool you. Director and co-writer Frank Henenlotter’s story of a man’s misguided attempt to reanimate his deceased fiancée by attaching her severed head to a sex worker’s body sports a surprising streak of feminist and trans-positive satire beneath its gory black comedy. Spoilers follow. Continue reading...19 Sep 2023
Directed by Jay Oliva. Starring Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, and Wade Williams.
Peter Weller voices Batman in this animated feature that sees a middle-aged Dark Knight emerge from a ten-year retirement to reclaim a Gotham City overrun by violent gangs. Continue reading...14 Sep 2023
Directed by Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland, Frank Paur, Eric Radomski, Dan Riba, and Bruce Timm. Starring Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, and Stacy Keach.
Kevin Conroy voices Batman in this animated feature that sees the Dark Knight investigate a masked assailant murdering members of Gotham’s underworld, while Bruce Wayne grapples with the reemergence of a old flame voiced by Dana Delany. Continue reading...14 Sep 2023