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Matthew Sorrento

Matthew Sorrento regularly contributes to the online magazine Film Threat and was recently (dis)honored by the LA Times as one of the


Features

Wednesday, November 12 2008

Unchartered Territory: The Making of an Icon in The James Stewart Western Collection

As he headed westward in his films, a new, darker Jimmy Stewart helped redefine a genre.


Sunday, October 26 2008

Camping Out at the Graveyard

When we relax and revel in the campy ghouls, our nerves are left fresh for the film’s terrifying bite; the last and sharpest of which comes at the searing downbeat ending.


Reviews

Thursday, February 12 2009

Ossessione

Il Postino Never Thinks Twice: On Visconti's Ossessione


Monday, February 9 2009

Midnight Picnic by Nick Antosca

Most authors won't kill a kid in their stories, and those who do will do it lightly, reaping all the pathos without having to deliver the scene.


Thursday, January 22 2009

Studio One Anthology

Everything gold can stay: Studio One returns, on DVD.


Thursday, December 18 2008

Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes)

Nacho Vigalondo's reinvention of Pandora's Box plays upon the nerves as much as the intellect.


Wednesday, December 10 2008

Hero of the Underground by Jason Peter

Hero reveals all the glorious dreams promised to a talented young athlete. It's the story of an American neo-archetype: the ascent into stardom that turns into a descent into addiction.


Blogs

Sunday, February 8 2009

Orange Flower Water: Luna Theater Company, Philadelphia

By Craig Wright; Directed by Gregory Scott Campbell; Starring Damon Bonetti, Chris Fluck, Amanda Grove, and Janice Rowland


Friday, January 16 2009

Classic Props Over Digiscreen in David Wood's James and the Giant Peach

This may play like Dahl on Cliffnotes to the adults, but the brief running time and exaggerated set pieces fall right into the little ones' hands.


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