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‘Carnival of Souls’ Proves the Shocking Allure of Indie Horror
2 weeks ago

‘Carnival of Souls’ Proves the Shocking Allure of Indie Horror

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Herk Harvey’s “Carnival of Souls”must be the only film to be honored with a special edition Criterion Blu-ray and yet mocked on a Rifftrax episode.

It seems both film scholars …
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‘Curtains’ – This Pre-MeToo Slasher Film Stands Test of Time
2 weeks ago

‘Curtains’ – This Pre-MeToo Slasher Film Stands Test of Time

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Every October, horror movie fans band together to declare the works they love and promote the ones that few remember.

This one is mine, as “Curtains” had a journey to …
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How ‘Terror in the Aisles’ Perfectly Captured ’80s Horror
4 weeks ago

How ‘Terror in the Aisles’ Perfectly Captured ’80s Horror

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Can any self-respecting child of the 1980s recall the horror movie that opened on Halloween weekend of 1984?

No, it wasn’t “A Nightmare on Elm St.” or “Friday the 13th …
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Woods, Carpenter Make ‘Vampires’ a Neglected Treat
1 month ago

Woods, Carpenter Make ‘Vampires’ a Neglected Treat

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Perhaps it was wrong of Columbia Pictures to release “John Carpenter’s Vampires” on Halloween of 1998.

The holiday and Carpenter’s name likely created some unrealistic expectations though, commercially speaking, a …
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‘Be Natural’ Captures a Film Pioneer You Need to Know
2 months ago

‘Be Natural’ Captures a Film Pioneer You Need to Know

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Documentary features are not only a means of exploring stories we know but also for creating awareness for under-looked subject matters.

Pamela Green’s “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice …
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Call ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Guillermo Del Toro Lite
2 months ago

Call ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Guillermo Del Toro Lite

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The Mexico-set “Tigers Are Not Afraid” begins with young Estrella (Paola Lara) surviving a shooting on her elementary school by a drug cartel.

Later, we learn that Estrella and many …
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‘Sound of My Voice’ Nails Ronstadt’s Voice, Grit
2 months ago

‘Sound of My Voice’ Nails Ronstadt’s Voice, Grit

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The stunning and wildly unpredictable life and career of recording artist Linda Ronstadt is presented in a gripping new documentary.

“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” packs the expected concert …
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‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ Piles on the Adoration
2 months ago

‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ Piles on the Adoration

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The creation of “Fiddler on the Roof,” and its legacy as an enduring and important work, is explored in full in “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.”

If anything, in order …
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‘The Nightingale’ Blends Genres for Maximum Impact
3 months ago

‘The Nightingale’ Blends Genres for Maximum Impact

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In “The Nightingale,” from “The Babadook” writer/director Jennifer Kent, Clare (Aisling Franciosi) is a woman living in a brutal, predominantly male environment of 19th century Australia.

Clare is Irish, enraged …
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‘Them That Follow’ Arrives with One Two Many Subplots
3 months ago

‘Them That Follow’ Arrives with One Two Many Subplots

By  •  Reviews, Movies

In the disturbing drama, “Them That Follow,” Walton Goggins plays Lemuel, a preacher who uses snakes as a pivotal part of his worship service.

An isolated community has formed around …
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