Film Review: Death of a Telemarketer

★★★ No offense to anyone in the seedy profession of telemarketing, but there is no secret here that they are among the most despised individuals. Racking up one's phone with senseless calls about imaginary car warranties, special opportunities, and exclusive offers, telemarketers are the scourge of any cell phone owner. Death of a Telemarketer posits … Continue reading Film Review: Death of a Telemarketer

Film Review: The Unforgivable

★★★ Sandra Bullock gives a nuanced breakthrough performance with her turn in Netflix’s new dramatic thriller, The Unforgivable. Filling the shoes of freshly released ex-con Ruth, Bullock’s convincing and fiercely faithful character makes for a likable lead. The trauma of Ruth’s past hides a dark secret she has been shielding for the entirety of her … Continue reading Film Review: The Unforgivable

Film Review: A House on the Bayou

★★★★ Blumhouse horror is always reason enough for excitement; throw in an eerie Louisiana-setting and that is enough to warrant a must-watch in my book. Written and directed by Alex McAulay (2020’s excellent thriller, Don’t Tell a Soul), a pared-down story makes for an intimately-choreographed little horror flick. Just weird and mysterious enough to warrant … Continue reading Film Review: A House on the Bayou

FrightFest Halloween 2021: Last Survivors

★★★ As a selection from FrightFest Halloween, I expected Last Survivors to be far more horror-leaning than the end product would suggest. A smidgen of sci-fi adds flavor to a pared-down simple story about survival and hope. However, as the narrative unfurls, the true complexities of the scenario rear their ugly head, adding an entirely new … Continue reading FrightFest Halloween 2021: Last Survivors

Film Review: Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin

★ After an extended hiatus, the Paranormal Activity series has finally returned in the form of a Paramount Plus original film. Scripted by series mainstay Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity 2, 3, 4, and The Marked Ones), the action shifts away from Toby, Micah, camera setups, and anxiety-inducing nights of pure fear. Instead, we follow Margot … Continue reading Film Review: Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin

Film Review: Last Night in Soho

★★★★★ (Written by Allison Brown) Edgar Wright has developed a singular masterpiece with new horror-thriller, Last Night in Soho. I went in expecting a psychological mindfuck, but there is so much more to this fantastic film! There is mystery, strong undertones of feminism, an iconic 60s score, stunning cinematography, a surplus of metaphorical devices (particularly … Continue reading Film Review: Last Night in Soho