Film Review: Spirit Halloween: The Movie

★ When Spirit Halloween: The Movie was first announced, I was practically rejoicing. A horror film based around one of the most iconic Halloween stores of all time, headlined by Christopher Lloyd, and coming our way just in time for spooky season—what could possibly go wrong? Well, I can only answer this by saying some … Continue reading Film Review: Spirit Halloween: The Movie

TV Review: Interview with the Vampire

For as long as I can remember, Anne Rice’s iconic gothic book series The Vampire Chronicles has always epitomized everything I loved about vampire mythology. Perhaps even moreso than Dracula, anytime I see something vampire-related, I automatically compare it back to Rice’s golden standard. The last time her most famous creation, the vampire Lestat, was … Continue reading TV Review: Interview with the Vampire

TIFF 2022: Will-o’-the-Wisp

★★★★ As unique and singular as it is explosively sexual yet weirdly heartwarming and playful, co-writer/director João Pedro Rodrigues’s Will-o’-the-Wisp is truly a delight. Having no familiarity with the works of Portuguese filmmaker Rodrigues, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Would this be one of those films that only mildly explores its queer content, … Continue reading TIFF 2022: Will-o’-the-Wisp

Film Review: Cool World Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray

★★★★ 1992’s Cool World wondrously mixes hand-drawn cartoon with live action and intricate sets, features animation and direction from the legendary Ralph Bakshi, and was released right in that sweet spot between 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit and 1996’s Space Jam. It even managed to secure an extremely fun (and supremely difficult) Super Nintendo game … Continue reading Film Review: Cool World Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray

Film Review: Drifting Home

★★★★ Leave it to Netflix to quietly put out a beautiful, Studio Ghibli-esque production in the form of Hitoyasu Ishida’s masterful Drifting Home. A searing, extraordinary examination on the power of friendship and the meaning of life, this animated gem is slowly-paced but gorgeously made. I was pulled in by the hand-drawn animation, and the … Continue reading Film Review: Drifting Home