Thursday, September 11 2008
Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.
Wednesday, July 2 2014
War is bad, demons are bad, walking on human skulls is bad. And then what?
Wednesday, February 20 2013
This is a film that raises questions about our own obsession with the sinister, with true crime, with our need for monsters that might evoke monsters from the depths.
Thursday, October 11 2012
Ellison's worth as a detective seems questionable. He spends lots of time writing down redundant questions ("Where is Stephanie?") and talking to himself.
Thursday, December 11 2008
On its face, casting Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, that most thoughtful visitor from another planet, seems inspired. Or maybe just obvious.
Monday, September 12 2005
Even if Exorcism doesn't provide outright answers, its 'lessons' -- whether understood as secular or institutional -- seem clear enough.
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 12 2012
Bagul is not... the kind of creature that keeps you up at night. Luckily, the rest of Sinister will.
Tuesday, January 27 2009
The Day the Earth Stood Still was rich in contemporary and relevant social criticism despite the regurgitating an apocalypse narrative and re-hashing Keanu Reeves as another prophetic savior.