Posted in October 2017

Interview: Ruben Östlund, The Square

Interview: Ruben Östlund, The Square


It only occurred to me recently that I never did any writing about Force Majeure, that delightfully gelid, darkly comic Swedish parody of manhood; it’s a great film, as in truly great, as in not just “better than good” but “outstanding.” (So I guess it’s an outstanding film. Look, shut up.) Anyways: This occurred to me leading … Continue reading

Review: 1922, 2017, dir. Zak Hilditch

Review: 1922, 2017, dir. Zak Hilditch


2017 has visited a flood of Stephen King adaptations upon us, most of them good (It! Gerald’s Game!), one of them less so (you can connect the dots from here!). Now we’ve got 1922 on our hands courtesy of those wacky non-advertising types over at Netflix. It’s good! It’s really good, in fact! It might be the … Continue reading

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