Image

Posts By Christian Toto

Latest Posts | By Christian Toto
Modern Horror Looks to Past for Inspiration
5 years ago

Modern Horror Looks to Past for Inspiration

The genre which once embraced slasher killers, zombies and torture porn now obsesses over recreating the past. Consider “Annabelle,” “The Woman in Black,” “The Conjuring” and this week’s “Stonehearst Asylum” …
Read More

Variety Hails ‘Alpha House’ for Slamming Republicans
5 years ago

Variety Hails ‘Alpha House’ for Slamming Republicans

Just consider this rave for the second season of “Alpha House,” available via Amazon Prime Oct. 24, published at Variety.com.

The series, mostly ignored by pop culture over superior fare …
Read More

HiT Movie Review: ‘Stonehearst Asylum’
7
5 years ago

HiT Movie Review: ‘Stonehearst Asylum’

“Stonehearst Asylum,” in theaters Oct. 24, uses that medical backdrop for a thriller that teeters on pulp without going over the edge. Ben Kingsley won’t let that happen as the …
Read More

EconPop Schools ‘Elysium’ on Fiscal Fallacies
5 years ago

EconPop Schools ‘Elysium’ on Fiscal Fallacies

The 2013 dud cobbled together a string of silly economic arguments to hammer home its inequality mantra.

Enter Andrew Heaton, EconPop’s slinger of mirth and defender of capitalism. It isn’t a …
Read More

HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Snowpiercer’
8
5 years ago

HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Snowpiercer’

Both movies boast progressive themes in their DNA, including class warfare rhetoric, universal health care, open borders and global warming.

While “Elysium” collapsed under the weight of those talking points, …
Read More

‘We the Economy’ Praises Government Run Health Care
5 years ago

‘We the Economy’ Praises Government Run Health Care

A crush of major sites, including USA Today and The Hollywood Reporter, dutifully covered “We the Economy” without asking about the curious timing, the reason why all that hard work would …
Read More

Is America Ready for ‘Dear White People?’
5 years ago

Is America Ready for ‘Dear White People?’

Lee’s 1989 classic made us confront race in ways that couldn’t be avoided.

“Dear White People” should repeat that film’s repercussions… and then some. But is the nation ready to …
Read More

Director Jason Reitman’s Fall as Fast as His Rise
5 years ago

Director Jason Reitman’s Fall as Fast as His Rise

Director Jason Reitman, son of comic mastermind Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters”), delivered a triple play of features few directors could equal out of the gate.

Then Hollywood’s law of physics kicked in. “Young Adult.” “Labor …
Read More

Lionsgate, Tribeca Team for Latest Streaming Service
5 years ago

Lionsgate, Tribeca Team for Latest Streaming Service

Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises are teaming to provide a new on-demand service starting in the first half of 2015.

Tribeca Short List doesn’t have a price tag yet. What we know is …
Read More

In Praise of Harvey Weinstein’s Bipartisan Turn
5 years ago

In Praise of Harvey Weinstein’s Bipartisan Turn

He recently vowed to crush the NRA with a feature film to star Meryl Streep, and he opened his wallet repeatedly to support President Barack Obama’s two presidential runs.

That …
Read More