Matthew Sorrento regularly contributes to the online magazine Film Threat and was recently (dis)honored by the LA Times as one of the
Wednesday, November 12 2008
As he headed westward in his films, a new, darker Jimmy Stewart helped redefine a genre.
Sunday, October 26 2008
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.
Thursday, February 12 2009
Il Postino Never Thinks Twice: On Visconti's Ossessione
Monday, February 9 2009
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
Everything gold can stay: Studio One returns, on DVD.
Thursday, December 18 2008
Nacho Vigalondo's reinvention of Pandora's Box plays upon the nerves as much as the intellect.
Wednesday, December 10 2008
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.
Sunday, February 8 2009
By Craig Wright; Directed by Gregory Scott Campbell; Starring Damon Bonetti, Chris Fluck, Amanda Grove, and Janice Rowland
Friday, January 16 2009
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.