Daily Archives: October 2, 2022

Next screening? “Hellraiser” is back to raise more Hell

Well shoot. I was all set to catch a Sunday matinee of “Smile,” as Hurricane Ian washed away my Wed. preview of it last week. I get to my closest AMC, an older cinema (AMC Classic). And they’re closed. The … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Bar-coded Pandemic Paranoia drops in on “Red River Road”

“Red River Road” is a dramatically-flat paranoid thriller about an isolated family unsure about the reality of the pandemic that put them there. Sources of paranoia? Start with an enforced lack of information, a “box” that brings them food, a … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A “Squid Game” star directs a spy game thriller “Hunt”

Lee Jung-jae parlays his “Squid Game” notoriety into a star vehicle and a directing gig. Spy thrillers are a face on the Korean Peninsula. Looks good, if a tad talky and convoluted. Smart espionage tales are often tricky to edit … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Want to Make your UFO doc sound credible? Hire Ken Burns’ fave Peter Coyote to narrate “Moment of Contact”

Looks and sounds credulous. It’s from James Fox, so if you’re looking for Occam’s Razor, don’t hold your breath.

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Looking for a spooky tune to open your horror movie? “Built on Bones,” by Emily Scott Robinson

Mournful, ethereal and chilling. Hey, you could do a lot worse than set the tone with this under your opening credits.

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