Posted in October 2016

Review: King Cobra, 2016, dir. Justin Kelly

Review: King Cobra, 2016, dir. Justin Kelly


I’m not sure I altogether disliked Justin Kelly’s latest film, King Cobra; it’s a damn sight better than his last movie, 2015’s irredeemably awful I Am Michael, and it’s pretty decent on its own merits. But I couldn’t let go of the film’s flaws in my review for The Playlist: The film is just way too underdeveloped … Continue reading

Review: Creepy, 2016, dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Review: Creepy, 2016, dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa


If you’re going to make a movie and title it Creepy, well, it better be creepy, so good job Kiyoshi Kurosawa: Your latest film justifies its name. Creepy is an unnerving little ditty, “little” being a somewhat misleading qualifier based on duration – it’s two hours long plus some change, but you barely feel it based on … Continue reading

Review: The Handmaiden, 2016, dir. Park Chan-wook

Review: The Handmaiden, 2016, dir. Park Chan-wook


Drop everything: There’s a new Park Chan-wook movie in theaters. And when I say “drop everything,” I mean everything, because boy, The Handmaiden seriously wants to turn up your temperature. As I note in my review of the film, which you can read at Paste Magazine as long as you know how to click a mouse, the … Continue reading

Review: Jack Goes Home, 2016, dir. Thomas Dekker

Review: Jack Goes Home, 2016, dir. Thomas Dekker


Jack Goes Home is a really, really, really bad movie. That’s it. That’s all I’ve got. Rory Culkin is good. Nothing else to say than that. Spare me the pain of having to revisit my feelings about this damn thing and just go read my review at The Playlist.

Review: The Accountant, 2016, dir. Gavin O’Connor

Review: The Accountant, 2016, dir. Gavin O’Connor


The Accountant is Pixar’s latest family heart-warmer, a comedy about an ant who keeps the books for his colony and – wait, no. Sorry. That’s wrong. The Accountant is a movie where Ben Affleck plays an accountant who is on the autism spectrum, whose clients are mostly murderers and scumbags, and who shoots people in the fucking … Continue reading

Review: Blue Jay, 2016, dir. Alex Lehmann

Review: Blue Jay, 2016, dir. Alex Lehmann


Proof that Sarah Paulson is the best: She coaxes a great performance out of Mark Duplass in Blue Jay, this wonderful, itty bitty widdle indie moobie that you can rent or buy in iTunes. I think you should! I obviously liked it, judging by the review I wrote for Paste Magazine, and you know that that’s … Continue reading

Review: Miss Hokusai, 2016, dir. Keiichi Hara

Review: Miss Hokusai, 2016, dir. Keiichi Hara


Maybe you like anime. Maybe you don’t. Maybe if you do, you think of “anime” in myopic terms and consider anything that doesn’t feature robots or monsters or other weird shit “anime,” but that’s dopey as fuck because “anime” is a word of pretty broad meanings. Besides that, Miss Hokusai, this little ditty I reviewed for … Continue reading

Review: Tower, 2016, dir. Keith Maitland

Review: Tower, 2016, dir. Keith Maitland


I have no words to intro my review of Keith Maitland’s Tower for Paste Magazine, other than to express my shock that this movie is relevant in 2016 despite being about terrible shit that happened back in 1966. 

Interview: Daniels, Swiss Army Man

Interview: Daniels, Swiss Army Man


Speaking of Swiss Army Man: I interviewed Daniels, AKA Daniel Scheinert & Dan Kwan, AKA the directors of the movie! I did this for The Playlist. I also would not classify this as an “interview” so much as “a half hour of me geeking out at these guys, who probably thought I was just super weird … Continue reading