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: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

★★★★ As a longtime fan of the Resident Evil video games, I have been anxiously awaiting a proper live-action film that would capture the magic and terror of the series. Writer/director Paul W. S. Anderson gave it the old college try, directing four of the six previous installments and writing all. While those movies do … Continue reading Film Review: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

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

Film Review: Black Friday

★★★★ Gnarly alien violence meets fast-paced zombie action in the new horror/comedy Black Friday, from producer Bruce Campbell. During an opening scene in which crazy customers bang on the window as if they are zombies, the obvious (but hilarious) commentary on capitalism is already present. Wearing Alien inspirations on its sleeve, a pulsating purple sack … Continue reading Film Review: Black Friday