Wednesday, December 18 2013
As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.
Monday, July 22 2013
Franck Khalfoun's reimagining of the infamous '80s slasher film is more artistically coherent than its predecessor, but just as violent and unsettling.
Monday, July 1 2013
In Franck Khalfoun's remake of the 1980 horror-thriller classic, Maniac, mannequins are the playthings of a deranged serial killer who stalks women on the streets of Los Angeles.
Thursday, November 8 2007
You could say the killer finds himself in his art. You could also say you've seen that art -- and this movie -- before.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
They are the contemporary voices of an ages old ideal, the new fear masters in a genre sometimes stunted by its own lack of (critical) legitimacy.
Friday, October 18 2013
It's this sense of hope, no matter how inaccurate or wrong-minded, that makes this Maniac different. Add in the artistic approaches and you have something that's worthy of approval, not uproar.
Saturday, January 30 2010
For many, an Academy Award is the apex of an already fine career. It's an establishing benchmark, a sign from the industry and your peers