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Frank's Movie Log

My life at the movies.

  1. The House That Dripped Blood 1971

    C+: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Peter Duffell. Starring John Bryans, John Bennett, Denholm Elliott, and Peter Cushing.

    Reviewing anthology movies is hard. I picture you, dear reader, trudging through endless paragraphs of plot synopsis and I feel guilty. I have let you down. Continue reading...

    Watched on
    05 Sep 2015
  2. The Visitor 1979

    D+: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Giulio Paradisi. Starring Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, and John Huston.

    Once upon a time, an intergalactic criminal called Sateen fled to Earth. On Earth, Sateen mutated and developed psychic powers, which it used to wreak havoc. Another alien defeated Sateen with an army of birds, but not before Sateen impregnated a slew of Earth women. Those women continued Sateen’s legacy through their children. Continue reading...

    Watched on
    07 Mar 2015
  3. A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014

    F: 1 star (out of 5)

    Directed by Scott Frank. Starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, and Boyd Holbrook.

    Liam Neeson plays Matthew Scudder, a recovering alcoholic and ex-cop. Scudder quit the force after gunning down some street toughs robbing his neighborhood bar. His superiors begged him to stay, calling him a hero and giving him a commendation. Scudder quit anyway. He quit drinking too. Later, we learn his actions weren’t so heroic. Continue reading...

    Watched on
    25 Sep 2014
  4. Blue Ruin 2013

    B+: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Directed by Jeremy Saulnier. Starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, and Kevin Kolack.

    Dwight lives in a rusted car on the Delaware coast. One morning, the local sheriff arrives to deliver news: Dwight’s parents’ murderer will go free on an early parole. The local sheriff wanted Dwight to hear it from him. He watches Dwight with a weary eye, but Dwight takes the news with calm. After the sheriff leaves, Dwight begins his trek back to his small Virginia hometown to exact revenge. Continue reading...

    Watched on
    20 Sep 2014


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