Grimmfest 2021: The Pizzagate Massacre

★★★ (Written by Allison Brown) After a recent screening of Shudder’s The Scary of Sixty-First, I was keen to find a conspiracy theory satire closer to its subject matter, and less exploitative of the sensitive content it addresses. I find conspiracy theories entertaining, while being fully aware of their complete lack of fact. Enter: The Pizzagate Massacre. … Continue reading Grimmfest 2021: The Pizzagate Massacre

Locarno 2021: Beckett

★★★★ Netflix films have been knocking it out of the park this year, between The Woman in the Window, the Fear Street trilogy, and A Classic Horror Story. Next on their roster is politically-charged thriller, Beckett. Starring John David Washington (Tenet, Malcolm & Marie) as the titular lead character, director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino wrings maximum … Continue reading Locarno 2021: Beckett

Film Review: Notorious Nick

★★★ For better or worse, Notorious Nick is an entirely straightforward inspirational sports drama. Bolstered by the natural charisma of gorgeous leading man, Cody Christian, real-life one-armed MMA fighter Nick Newell gets the Hollywood treatment. Filmmaker Aaron Leong, whose sole other directing gig was 2016 comedy Mamaboy, does a terrific job staging enthralling combat scenes. … Continue reading Film Review: Notorious Nick