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Frank's Movie Log

My life at the movies.

  1. A still from Saw III (2006)

    Saw III 2006

    C: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, and Bahar Soomekh.

    It’s rare the third entry in a franchise improves on its predecessor, but Saw III proves it possible. Spoilers follow. Continue reading...

    Watched on 28 Jul, 2022
  2. A still from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 2022

    B-: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Sam Raimi. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Elizabeth Olsen, and Patrick Stewart.

    Sam Raimi returns to the superhero genre. Doctor Strange must protect a teenage girl capable of travelling between universes. Minor spoilers follow. Continue reading...

    Watched on 23 Jul, 2022
  3. A still from Saw II (2005)

    Saw II 2005

    C-: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Starring Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G, and Emmanuelle Vaugier.

    Jigsaw (the villain behind the first film’s perils) returns to torment a cop played by Donnie Wahlberg. Continue reading...

    Watched on 22 Jul, 2022
  4. A still from Phantasm II (1988)

    Phantasm II 1988

    C-: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Don Coscarelli. Starring James Le Gros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, and Paula Irvine.

    The first film’s survivors hunt the Tall Man in the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading...

    Watched on 21 Jul, 2022
  5. A still from Intruder (1989)

    Intruder 1989

    C-: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Scott Spiegel. Starring Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez, Dan Hicks, and David Byrnes.

    An unstable man terrorizes the night crew working at a small-town supermarket. Continue reading...

    Watched on 21 Jul, 2022
  6. A still from Under the Skin (2013)

    Under the Skin 2013

    B-: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Jonathan Glazer. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, and Dougie McConnell.

    Scarlett Johansson plays an alien posing as a human to prey upon unwitting males. Continue reading...

    Watched on 10 Jul, 2022
  7. A still from Saw (2004)

    Saw 2004

    B-: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by James Wan. Starring Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, and Ken Leung.

    Two men awaken chained to opposite walls of a grimy bathroom. A bloody body lays sprawled on the floor between them. Spoilers follow. Continue reading...

    Watched on 08 Jul, 2022
  8. A still from Sleepaway Camp (1983)

    Sleepaway Camp 1983

    C+: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Robert Hiltzik. Starring Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, and Christopher Collet.

    Ricky attends summer camp with his cousin Angela, where a series of grisly murders occurs. Continue reading...

    Watched on 07 Jul, 2022
  9. A still from The Boxer from Shantung (1972)

    The Boxer from Shantung 1972

    C+: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Cheh Chang and Hsueh-Li Pao. Starring Kuan Tai Chen, Li Ching, David Chiang, and Mario Milano.

    Chen Kuan-tai plays a young man who rises from penniless day-laborer to gangster boss in early twentieth century Shanghai. Continue reading...

    Watched on 07 Jul, 2022
  10. A still from His House (2020)

    His House 2020

    C: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Remi Weekes. Starring Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba, and Matt Smith.

    A couple flee their native Sudan for England. They’re granted probationary asylum and housing. The filthy single family unit has peeling walls and faulty wiring, but it’s theirs alone. Forbidden to work or relocate lest they face deportation, they spend their days isolated in the house only to realize a malevolent force haunts its walls. Continue reading...

    Watched on 03 Jul, 2022

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