Tagged with Get Out

Be Reel Podcast: “The Horror of John Carpenter”

Be Reel Podcast: “The Horror of John Carpenter”


On episode 107 of the great, wonderful, and very good Be Reel podcast, hosted by the splendiferous Chance Solem-Pfeifer, we talked Halloween. And the Halloween franchise. And John Carpenter’s career as a whole. And “elevated” horror, a buzz phrase that nearly makes me Hulk Out™, because boy is it just the worst buzz phrase. It’s so bad I might … Continue reading

Paste Magazine’s 50 Best Movies Of 2017

Paste Magazine’s 50 Best Movies Of 2017


I’ll be upfront here: I really don’t agree with either the placement or inclusion of a big chunk of the movies included on Paste Magazine‘s 50 Best Movies Of 2017 list. (Notable entries: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, I, Tonya, John Wick Chapter 2, It, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Blade Runner 2049, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Logan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer.) But that … Continue reading

Andy’s Best Things, 2017 Edition

Andy’s Best Things, 2017 Edition


As usual, as I do each year (each year, at least, since first creating this blog), and as you expect me to do, I have compiled my top ten list for 2017. Also as usual, that list includes five honorable mentions. Not at all as usual, I’ve generously expanded this annual enterprise to include two of … Continue reading

The Playlist’s Best Movies Of 2017

The Playlist’s Best Movies Of 2017


I’m not in the habit of bagging on the people I write for, and I don’t mean to do so here. That said, I wrote about Phantom Thread for The Playlist’s year-end best-of list, and of course I think it deserves to be higher than #18. At the very least it shouldn’t come before The Big Sick, … Continue reading

The 100 Best Horror Movies of All Time

The 100 Best Horror Movies of All Time


Picking 100 movies to represent the all-timers of their category is a thankless and impossible task; even if you hit all the major titles needed to give the list gravitas, you’re going to end up leaving out titles that one person might think are essential, or another person will take exception to the ordering, or … Continue reading

The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2017 (So Far)

The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2017 (So Far)


I know what you thought when you read the title on this piece: “It’s April.” Yes, it is, but shut up. Shhhh. Stop. It’s okay. I know it’s April. We all know it’s April. I have gadgets all around me screaming the date at me at any given time during the day. Relax. It’s going to … Continue reading

The 10 Best Movies in Theaters Right Now (March 10th Edition)

The 10 Best Movies in Theaters Right Now (March 10th Edition)


We’re back with Paste Magazine’s routine and newly evergreen “10 best movies in theaters” feature! (Meaning: We’re going to update this sucker on a regular basis without remaking a new list every time the month changes over. Seems more efficient, yeah?) This round-up features, among other films, XX, Get Out, Kong: Skull Island, and of course Moonlight, which got … Continue reading

Review: Get Out, 2017, dir. Jordan Peele

Review: Get Out, 2017, dir. Jordan Peele


I remember hearing the news that Jordan Peele, he of Key and Peele fame, had designs on directing and writing his own horror movie some years ago, around late 2014 if memory serves, in between the murder of Michael Brown and the acquittal of his killer, Darren Wilson, which in my mind is the moment in contemporary American … Continue reading