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Tuesday, September 30 2014

An Interview with ‘Two Faces of January’ Writer-Director Hossein Amini

"There’s something about identity I think is very fascinating and the idea of people having secrets and I think we all have that in our life."


Thursday, September 4 2014

‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Needs a Little Humor

This adaptation of Rosemary's Baby misses out on a lot of the charms of Roman Polanski's original.


Monday, August 25 2014

‘The Legend of Hell House’ Is Cerebral Horror at Its Finest

Possibly the greatest haunted house film of all time is still as impactful as ever, a fact not reflected by this Blu-ray's paltry extras.


Thursday, August 21 2014

‘Ginger Snaps’ Is Freshly Female-Centric Horror

Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult.


Wednesday, July 16 2014

‘Bellweather Rhapsody’ Is an Entertaining and Enthralling Yarn

What makes this novel interesting is that it is peppered with a cast of characters who are still living in the past, or are afraid of the future.


Friday, June 27 2014

You Can’t Know the Answer in ‘Enemy’

Director Denis Villeneuve's most successful film to date is a baffling mood piece, a puzzle designed with no solution.


Friday, June 20 2014

‘The Monkey’s Paw’ Is Not a Bad Little Film

This low-budget thriller manages a few creepy moments.


Monday, June 9 2014

Forget Boy Scout; Jack Ryan Is an Eagle Scout to the Extreme

In his latest incarnation, Jack Ryan is always the most observant, most competent, most morally upstanding guy in the room.


Monday, June 2 2014

Hooked on True Detective? Check Out Its Influence, Thomas Ligotti

Thomas Ligotti is an unapologetic, darkly-humored pessimist, and that may be what many have found most disturbing and fascinating about True Detective.


Thursday, May 22 2014

Michael Jackson: Xscape

Michael Jackson's Xscape is free of his dated style and is all the better for it.


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Horror, the James Wan Way (Short Ends and Leader) [13.Sep.13]
Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines (Reviews) [28.Jul.13]
Why Rob Zombie Is the Quentin Tarantino of Horror (Short Ends and Leader) [24.Apr.13]
Counterbalance: Year One (Sound Affects) [9.Sep.11]
20 Unsung Music Videos from the 1980s (Sound Affects) [1.Sep.11]
OK Go vs. the Muppets (Mixed Media) [24.Aug.11]
Scarlet Season: The Taxidermist (Capsule Reviews) [30.May.11]
Amon Tobin: ISAM (Reviews) [25.May.11]
Guessing the Grammys (Mixed Media) [4.Feb.11]
The Trio of Oz: The Trio of Oz (Capsule Reviews) [3.Feb.11]
The Year In Music: June 2010 (Mixed Media) [3.Feb.11]
Jimmy Edgar: XXX (Capsule Reviews) [26.Jan.11]
Cheyenne Marie Mize: Before Lately (Capsule Reviews) [25.Jan.11]
Christina Martin: I Can Too (Capsule Reviews) [24.Jan.11]
Michael Jackson: Michael (Reviews) [2.Jan.11]
The Top Ten Pop Culture Podcasts (Mixed Media) [11.Nov.10]
Ray Bradbury Wrote Me Back (Features) [1.Nov.10]
CIFF 2010: ‘Bitter Feast’ (Joe Maggio, 2010) (Notes from the Road) [11.Oct.10]
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