Tagged with monster movies

Review: The Shape of Water, 2017, dir. Guillermo del Toro

Review: The Shape of Water, 2017, dir. Guillermo del Toro


Well, you can probably guess how this intro blurb is going to go. I can’t help it. Guillermo del Toro’s movies speak to me. His grasp on the language of cinema is such that his movies always hit me right in my brain-spot. (Tangential truth: I pity people who don’t vibe with his work. They’re … Continue reading

Review: The Monster, 2016, dir. Bryan Bertino

Review: The Monster, 2016, dir. Bryan Bertino


I never got around to seeing Bryan Bertino’s second film, Mockingbird, his follow up to his 2008 debut The Strangers. Based on reviews, I’m not sure I want to, but based on his latest picture, The Monster, maybe I might just. (Who knows! I’m so fickle! That means I’m fun.) The Monster is The Strangers‘ distant kin, a monster film with … Continue reading

Review: Super 8, 2011, dir. J.J. Abrams

Review: Super 8, 2011, dir. J.J. Abrams


J.J. Abrams is short of a single meticulously crafted script before he creates his masterpiece; he knows how to make an entertaining, fulfilling movie that resonates with his audiences, but each of his cinematic endeavors has been hamstrung by virtue of lacking a highly polished, impeccable piece of writing that elevates his work from “good” … Continue reading