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 […]

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 […]

Zombieland: Double Tap Reminds Us Why its Predecessor is So Great

Director: Ruben Fleischer Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson, and Zoey Deutch Cinematographer: Chung Chung-hoon Whenever a film does well in terms of both critical reception and box office, studios consider that an all-around win. At times, it can even lead […]

Greener Grass – Review: A Hysterical Take on Disturbia

Directors: Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe Starring: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe, Beck Bennett, and Neil Casey Cinematographer: Lowell A. Meyer Imagine a world of endless pleasantries, where everyone is aggressively nice, and the weird and unexplained are the norms. In Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe’s feature directorial debut, […]

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, […]

SDiFF Opening Night Film Review: JoJo Rabbit

The 2019 San Diego International Film Festival opened its week-long celebration with writer/director Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. If you’re like me and wondered how many times a film can get away with characters saying “Heil Hitler,” the answer is too many. But that shouldn’t stop excited viewers from […]

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