Green Room (2016) Review

“It’s funny.  You were so scary at night.” Harvard political scientist Samuel P. Huntington said, “Power remains strong when it remains in the dark; exposed to the sunlight it begins to evaporate.”  Green Room is a film about power – the power of violence, white power, the power of music and drugs and the power… Read More

Razorback (1984) review

“There’s something about blasting the shit out of a razorback that brightens up my whole day.” Damn this was a cool film.  I’ll add this one to my list of Russell Mulcahy films that I’m a fan of.  I’ll never forgive you for Highlander 2, Russell.  I convinced friends to go to the theater to see… Read More

The Eyes of My Mother (2016) review

“Have you lived here a long time?” “My whole life.” To quote the late, great Leonard Cohen, “You want it darker?”  Well, do you?  If so, you’ve come to the right place.  The Eyes of My Mother positively drips darkness.  Everything is hazy, foggy, dipped in ink and shot in black and white – The Eyes of… Read More

The Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) review

“Your machine has proved scientifically that there’s an ancient demon locked within her!” The Exorcist is a masterpiece.  Forget all that nonsense about it being laughable in this day and age.  It’s an incredibly well made film, period, and it still chills.  Even if you don’t buy into the God vs. the devil business, it’s so… Read More

Deep Red (1975) Review

                        I want to acquaint myself with more Italian horror. I’ve seen only a few over the years, which is rather shameful for someone who loves horror so much. I found a restored version of a Dario Argento film on YouTube. Apparently the original… Read More

Screamers (1995) review

“Priority 7.  That’s you and me.  And God, if he’s still paying attention.” “I doubt it.” There’s a special recipe that results in exactly the right kind of B-movie.  It’s fairly simple, and yet, films so often get it wrong.  Two parts snappy dialogue, a cup of creativity in the face of a limited budget, one pound… Read More