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Twin Peaks: The Return Parts 1 & 2 (MINOR SPOILERS)

Twin Peaks: The Return Parts 1 & 2 (MINOR SPOILERS)

| May 22, 2017

David Lynch is not known to be a man of mercy. His work is unrelenting and impossibly difficult, and he refuses to explain anything. So when episode 1 of the long-awaited Twin Peaks: The Return began with a scene from the original series, I braced myself for a Fire Walk with Me-style screen-shattering surprise. It […]

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Willard (1971) & Ben (1972)

Willard (1971) & Ben (1972)

| May 16, 2017

As a pair of films, Willard (1971) and its sequel Ben (1972) stand in stark contrast to each other and I’ve always been fascinated by the differences between the two. Willard offers audiences an unrelentingly tense character study hinging on a revenge narrative that’s elevated by the addition of a horror component in the form […]

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Get Out Blu-ray Giveaway

Get Out Blu-ray Giveaway

| May 15, 2017

It’s huge giveaway time! We’re giving away one Blu-ray copy of Jordan Peele’s powerful critique of the notion of a “post-racial America,” Get Out, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Get Out arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 23rd from Universal. And if you want to be entered to win a FREE copy of Get Out (and […]

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Kijū Yoshida: Love + Anarchism

Kijū Yoshida: Love + Anarchism

| May 12, 2017

Many American cinephiles are familiar with the French New Wave, but in the 1960s a number of countries were seeing their own versions of that movement in cinema. In Japan filmmakers like Nagisa Oshima, Koreyoshi Kurehara, and Seijun Suzuki were taking a wrecking ball to tradition and expanding Japanese cinema in new directions. A number […]

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Beyond the Gates

Beyond the Gates

| May 10, 2017

Throughout horror history, there have been a vast array of options for encountering supernatural evil. Ouija boards are a perennial favorite, the internet has been hot lately, and in the 1980s there was even a cursed 976 number. In the last several years, the horror films of the 1980s have been mined heavily for inspiration […]

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Catfight

Catfight

| April 24, 2017

I really wanted to dislike this movie.  As a form of promotion, the director (Onur Tukel) along with co-stars Anne Heche and Sandra Oh went on a podcast I’ve been listening to for years called Doug Loves Movies, where comedian Doug Benson (Friends) invites guests on to talk about movies and play games in front […]

Split

Split

| April 18, 2017

Now I’m not the sort of person who’s going to dismiss a movie simply because M. Night Shyamalan’s name is attached. I’ve met plenty such people, and dismissing all current and future works by any filmmaker simply because of a few perceived missteps doesn’t make sense to me at all. Nor, however, am I some […]

Donnie Darko: Limited Edition

Donnie Darko: Limited Edition

| April 18, 2017

Hollywood has a tendency to end their movies on a high, happy note. No matter how sad or bleak the movie had been, apparently a walk into the sunset cures all ills. But what about real life? Does every situation in reality end positively? The answer, of course, is no. Getting to see dark, depressing […]

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House: Two Stories

House: Two Stories

| April 13, 2017

Horror was an immensely popular genre in the 1980’s. There were a number of genre offshoots, with slasher films being the most watched. Technically, the first slasher film was the 1960 masterpiece Psycho. The early ‘60’s movie audiences were shocked and not quite ready for more of the same kind of movie. Skip ahead to […]

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The Phantasm Collection

The Phantasm Collection

| April 10, 2017

I know it’s only April, but I’m calling it right now. When 2018 rolls around and people start cobbling together their lists of the Best Blu-ray Releases of 2017, you’ll find no shortage of horror fans whose lists declare Well Go USA’s The Phantasm Collection to be bar-none the #1 release of 2017. And the […]

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