MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Shelter’ Is Captivating And Depressing In Equal Measure

Film: Shelter
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Connelly
Directed by: Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany’s first feature behind the camera, Shelter, is without a doubt one of 2015’s most depressing new films. It’s a heartbreaking look at life on the streets …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wrecker’ Runs On Fumes

Film: Wrecker
Starring: Anna Hutchison, Andrea Whitburn
Directed by: Micheal Bafaro

In Wrecker, two girls in a Mustang cross paths with a murderous tow truck driver on an empty stretch of highway with a deadly past. What’s the worst …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse’ Is Dumb Fun

Film: Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse
Starring: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan
Directed by: Christopher Landon

Every time I think I have seen what will certainly be the last enjoyable horror-comedy involving zombies, a new title appears with …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Nasty Baby’ Is An Unforgettable, Albeit Flawed Film

Film: Nasty Baby
Starring: Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig
Directed by: Sebastián Silva

Nasty Baby may be the most surprising movie of the year, but to discuss why that might be true would be to ruin what is sure to be …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Deathgasm’ Is An Unforgettable Experience

Film: Deathgasm
Starring: Milo Cawthorne, James Blake
Directed by: Jason Lei Howden

Deathgasm is further proof that no one makes outrageous and unforgettable indie horror films quite like the citizens of New Zealand.

Brodie (Milo Cawthorne) is a teenage boy …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead’ Is Funny & Important

Film: Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story Of National Lampoon
Starring: Henry Beard, Chevy Chase
Directed by: Douglas Tirola

In a world of remakes, reboots, and prequels the idea of tracing the roots of something funny all the way back …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ Is Tobey Maguire’s Best Work

Film: Pawn Sacrifice
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber
Directed by: Edward Zwick

The world didn’t need another version of the Bobby Fischer story, but Pawn Sacrifice is far too compelling to deny.

Tobey Maguire has been something of an indie …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Everest’ Offers More Heart Than Suspense

Film: Everest
Starring: Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Kiera Knightley
Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur

Not since Vertical Limit has a film reached the heights of mountain climbing entertainment achieved by Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest. It’s far from the perfect thriller, but …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Perfect Guy’ Lacks Suspense, Intrigue

Film: The Perfect Guy
Starring: Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan
Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

There is more uncertainty in grocery shopping than in The Perfect Guy. You know what you want when you go to the store, and you …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Walk In The Woods’ Is Light On Story

Film: A Walk In The Woods
Starring: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte
Directed by: Ken Kwapis

The fear of death meets the fear of dying alone on an underwhelming, but funny hike on the Appalachian trail in A Walk In The


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Contracted: Phase II’ Is Another Bad Horror Sequel

Film: Contracted: Phase II
Starring: Matt Mercer
Directed by: Josh Forbes

Two years after Eric England’s Contracted took the world of body horror by storm, IFC Midnight has released a clunky sequel with no input from England that struggles to …


MOVIE REVIEW: Avoid The ‘Blood Moon’ At All Costs

Film: Blood Moon
Starring: George Blagden, Tom Cotcher
Directed By: Jeremy Wooding

Poor direction and lackluster cinematography unravel any potential for fun or scares in Jeremy Wooding’s Blood Moon.

Werewolves are tough. The idea of people who transform into …

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