Daily Archives: April 1, 2020

Movie Review: Yorgos L. gets his start with the cryptic and obscure “Kinetta”

I deft anyone to take a peek at “Kinetta,” the cryptic 2005 debut feature of Greek directing stylist Yorgos Lanthimos and claim they see the Oscar-nominated dazzled of “The Favourite” in a single frame of it. The dark, surreal obscurity … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A cult reckons with “The Other Lamb”

In horror cinema, cults are the gift that keeps on giving. Even in films that skirt the edge of the genre, there’s something deeply unsettling with seeing seemingly sentient people give themselves over to a belief that’s easily disproven, a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: An Irish girl is haunted by the ghosts of buried babies in “The Perished”

Here’s a wee Irish horror tale that fails as drama, fails as horror and doesn’t really work as anti-abortion propaganda, either. You can’t even be certain of which of those was top priority in “The Perished,” a dull, unaffectingly-acted story … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Another good B-movie from Mel, “Blood Father”

In the decade of Mel Gibson’s justifiable Hollywood exile, few moviegoers have seen him outside of his cameos in “Expendables” or “Daddy’s Home” sequels. But he’s been doing his penance, or at least finding a reason to keep hitting the … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Pretty Little Stalker”

Friends don’t let friends watch soap opera-sloppy tripe like “Pretty Little Stalker,” do they? And we’re friends, right? The plot is thick, the makeup thicker in this potboiler about a stalker with an agenda and a big ol’grudge against a … Continue reading

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