The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

When you watch an old horror movie starring Vincent Price, you pretty much know what you’re in for.  It’s never going to be anything particularly gruesome by today’s desensitized standards, but it is almost guaranteed to be silly, funny, and if you’re lucky, unfiltered cheesy camp. It’s always a sheer pleasure to watch Prince’s movies, […]

Elle (2016)

It’s true what they say about Elle. You just couldn’t imagine it being made in America, especially without having to heavily water down the content and attempting to make the central character, Michèle, more likable. The movie’s dark tone combined with its slightly morbid sense of humor would probably be seen as a total complete […]

The Student / Disciple (2016)

You don’t really seen that many extreme Christian fundamentalist movies being made, now do you? That alone makes this a particularly interesting picture to watch, but when you also add the overtly cynical and pessimistic Russian bent to it, it becomes a must-see. The story is rather simple one, a troubled Russian teenage boy named […]

Complete Unknown (2016)

Now admittedly Complete Unknown is very much a niche appeal movie that, when you look at it, seems to depend a bit too much on the marketability of its main players and not so much on providing a juicy, easy to swallow hook for the viewer to latch onto. But it’s actually pretty enjoyable little […]

Creepy (2016)

This actually reminds me a slightly of Asa Nonami’s novel “Now You’re One of Us” which was about a newlywed housewife who, through the use of mind altering drugs, gets slowly brainwashed into becoming entirely subservient to her husband’s crooked, incestuous and murderous criminal family. A bit similarly, the main plot in Creepy involves a […]

Wild (2016)

When I read the synopsis for Wild (not to be mistaken for the 2014 Reese Witherspoon survival drama) and discovered that it was about a girl who becomes obsessed with the notion of trapping and taming a wolf she encounters in a park, I wasn’t quite expecting it to be so full of artistic symbolism. […]