Theater Review: SAW The Musical: The Unauthorized Parody of Saw

Everyone’s favorite serial killer is back for more in campy, outrageously queer spoof, Saw The Musical: The Unauthorized Parody of Saw! From the second you set foot in New York’s AMT Theater, the red-tinged lighting emulates the eerie atmosphere of the movies. The sparse but detailed bathroom set, one of the most iconic pieces of … Continue reading Theater Review: SAW The Musical: The Unauthorized Parody of Saw

Woodstock 2023: Parachute

★★★★ Brittany Snow’s feature directorial debut finally arrives at the Woodstock Film Festival, in the form of captivating drama, Parachute. For anyone who has ever suffered from body image issues or the horrors of eating disorders, Parachute may be particularly triggering. Its lead character frustrates almost as frequently as she garners empathy. Parachute is so … Continue reading Woodstock 2023: Parachute

Fantastic Fest 2023: Totally Killer

★★★★★ For my final film of 2023’s Fantastic Fest, retro slasher horror/comedy Totally Killer closes out the festival with a bloody bang! In the vein of camp-tastic slashers The Final Girls, Freaky, and Happy Death Day, this Blumhouse/Amazon Studios production appears destined for yearly Halloween-season viewing. New blood in the genre sometimes reaps the best … Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2023: Totally Killer

Woodstock 2023: Slide

★★★★ Legendary animator Bill Plympton brings to life his first film since 2016’s Revengeance: the vibrant, outrageous, and endlessly entertaining musical/comedy/western, Slide. Named after its completely mute lead character and his “slide guitar,” this surreal movie overflows with ideas and mesmerizing imagery. Plympton individually animates every frame of his films himself, via his own Plymptoons … Continue reading Woodstock 2023: Slide