Review: Angels Wear White, 2017, dir. Vivian Qu

Review: Angels Wear White, 2017, dir. Vivian Qu


We turn to movies, more often than not, for escape and distraction, for the promise of having our woes assuaged, if only for a couple of hours, in the calming glow of the silver screen (whether in large or small formats). Occasionally, though, the movies deny us, as in Angels Wear White, the new film by … Continue reading

The 25 Best Werewolf Movies of All Time

The 25 Best Werewolf Movies of All Time


Happy October! Here: Have a listicle about great werewolf movies, because in the grand assembly of all of horror’s sub-genres and niches, the werewolf picture is among the least celebrated for reasons I can’t possibly fathom. Werewolves are scarier than zombies! There! I said it! Zombie movies are really only as frightening as their human … Continue reading

Is the Slasher Movie Dying?

Is the Slasher Movie Dying?


Friday the 13th only rolls around so often; in the case of 2017, “so often” means “twice,” and we’ll stick to that pattern until Donald Trump (or, who knows, maybe Mike Pence) gets voted the fuck out of office. But how cool is it that our second Friday the 13th this year happens to fall … Continue reading

Humanity In Horror Movies

Humanity In Horror Movies


And just in time for the scariest month on the calendar (save for November during fucking election years): This new, shiny piece I’ve got up at The Hollywood Reporter (which, being a few days old, no longer quite qualifies as either “new” or “shiny,” but shaddup), about Mike Flanagan and his new film, Gerald’s Game. If you’re … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, September 2017

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, September 2017


Good news! I’m still here. I’m suffering a writer’s drought, but I’m still here. And here’s our first break in the drought: Paste Magazine’s monthly Criterion Collection round-up, this time for September (because that’s how months work). As with most Criterion months, September ’17 is pretty good, I think; I can’t speak for a couple … Continue reading

Review: The Tiger Hunter, 2017, dir. Lena Khan

Review: The Tiger Hunter, 2017, dir. Lena Khan


Casting people of colors in roles that demand they speak in regional accents they don’t have is insulting, but what if – what if – a movie directed by an Indian-American woman (Lena Khan!) cast an Indian-American actor (Danny Pudi!) as a guy from India and thus required him to adopt an Indian accent? I’m not sure … Continue reading

Review: High Fantasy, 2017, dir. Jenna Bass

Review: High Fantasy, 2017, dir. Jenna Bass


I think we’re going to see a lot of people making movies on iPhones, or I guess I should say a lot more people; it’s not like Sean Baker, the brilliant Sean Baker, he of Tangerine, and Starlet, and Prince of Broadway, is the first filmmaker to think of using a mobile device to shoot a movie, but I doubt … Continue reading