Frank's Movie Log

Quality reviews of films of questionable quality.
  1. 27 Feb 2017

    Cathy's Curse

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    1 Star (out of 5) How did a 40-year-old, little-seen Canadian horror movie land a 2k restoration and limited theatrical run? It started with an internet movie review.

  2. 20 Feb 2017

    John Wick: Chapter 2

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    4 Stars (out of 5) I spent a good portion of John Wick: Chapter 2 thinking Keanu Reeves wasn’t right for the titular part. Then I realized he makes the film work.

  3. 13 Feb 2017

    Maléfique

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    3 Stars (out of 5) Maléfique falls short of its potential.

  4. 23 Jan 2017

    Green Room

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    5 Stars (out of 5) Watching Green Room, I caught myself holding my breath. It's that kind of movie.

  5. 02 Jan 2017

    Christmas Evil

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    4 Stars (out of 5) Christmas Evil isn't the sleazy Santa slasher you'd expect.

  6. 26 Dec 2016

    Jack Frost

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    1 Star (out of 5) Jack Frost is bad, even by “movie about a killer snowman” standards. And those are low standards.

  7. 19 Dec 2016

    Straw Dogs

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    5 Stars (out of 5) Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs is an ugly, brutal, nihilistic, gut-punch of a horror film.

  8. 05 Dec 2016

    The Getaway

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    4 Stars (out of 5) The Getaway is a slick bit of neo-noir exploitation.

  9. 28 Nov 2016

    Doctor Strange

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    3 Stars (out of 5) Doctor Strange offers ephemeral entertainment.

  10. 21 Nov 2016

    Sagebrush Trail

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    3 Stars (out of 5) The underwater scenes in Sagebrush Trail belie its shoestring budget.

  11. 14 Nov 2016

    The Sentinel

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    3 Stars (out of 5) Chris Sarandon saves The Sentinel from its own excess.

  12. 07 Nov 2016

    Curse of the Demon

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    4 Stars (out of 5) A producer's meddling keeps Curse of the Demon from perfection.

  13. 31 Oct 2016

    Torso

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    4 Stars (out of 5) Torso executes a generic plot with panache.

  14. 24 Oct 2016

    The Pit

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    3 Stars (out of 5) The Pit careens between laughable and disturbing.

  15. 17 Oct 2016

    Phantasm

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    4 Stars (out of 5) I was still watching Saturday morning cartoons and struggling with cursive writing when I first saw Phantasm. It traumatized me.

  16. 10 Oct 2016

    Mars Attacks!

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    3 Stars (out of 5) Mars Attacks! could have been awful but settles for mediocre.

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