Month: October 2019

Let’s Talk About ‘Detention’

Director: Joseph Kahn Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook Cinematographer: Christopher Probst Original Release Date: April 13, 2012 It’s April 2012, a film by the name of Detention has just released. It’s a satirical horror, but to me could also be described as a coming of age slasher SciFi-dramedy. Detention […]

A Cure for Wellness – Review

The history of cinema is replete with examples of re-examined artifacts; films that were ahead of their time or conversely out of step with modern techniques and values. Blade Runner is perhaps the preeminent example of the former, and the growing consensus that American Beauty is overrated is […]

It Comes at Night – Review

Director: Trey Edward ShultsStarring: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Riley KeoughCinematographer: Drew DanielsOriginal Release Date: June 9, 2017 Of all the types of horror subgenres, it is Psychological Horror that appeals to me the most. Monsters have long been a representation of our […]

The Lighthouse – Review

Director: Robert Eggers Starring: Robert Pattinson & Willem Dafoe Cinematographer: Jarin Blaschke On a remote New England island, two lighthouse keepers struggle with their descent to madness as they battle against each other’s presence. Robert Eggers, director of The VVitch, returns with this psychological horror that, at times, […]

Shadow – Review

“And me? I’m nothing but a servant. Nothing more than his shadow.“ Jingzhao, Shadow Zhang Yimou’s recent epic, Shadow, is a monochromatic beauty. Although Yimou’s previous films, such as Hero and House of Flying Daggers, are well known for their vivid use of colors, he opts to highlight […]