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Movie Review: DEATH OF ME

DEATH OF ME movie poster | ©2020 Saban Films

Rating: R Stars: Maggie Q, Alex Essoe, Luke Hemsworth, Kat Ingkarat, Kelly B. Jones Writers: Art Margolis & James Morley III and David Tish Director: Darren Lynn Bousman Distributor: Saban Films Release Date: October 2, 2020 DEATH OF ME is contemporary folk horror set on a Thai island. Christine (Maggie Q) and her travel journalist husband Neil (Luke Hemsworth) are staying at a rented house in this picturesque setting. Neil is here to do an article on the place; Christine is along for this working vacation. Christine and Neil wake up in the bedroom, covered with dirt and possibly blood. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: POSSESSOR

POSSESSOR Movie Poster | ©2020 Neon

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gage Graham-Arbuthnot, Raoul Bhaneja, Gabrielle Graham Writer: Brandon Cronenberg Director: Brandon Cronenberg Distributor: Neon Release Date: October 9, 2020 POSSESSOR is classic Cronenberg. Normally, one wants to take any filmmaker on their own terms, but in the case of POSSESSOR writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, he’s created a work that could easily be taken for one made by his father, David Cronenberg, during the ‘70s or ‘80s. This is because POSSESSOR has many themes that the elder Cronenberg explored: body horror, alienation from the self, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ANTEBELLUM

ANTEBELLUM movie poster | ©2020 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Janelle Monae, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe, Marque Richardson, Robert Aramayo, Lily Cowles, Tongayi Chirisa, London Boyce Writers: Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz Directors: Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: September 18, 2020 If ANTEBELLUM were a script pitch, the response might be, “You can’t do that.” In fact, writers/directors Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz clearly could and did do it, because their film exists. Now the questions are 1) what are they trying to say, 2) did they actually succeed in saying it, and 3) whether they should […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SPIRAL

SPIRAL movie poster | ©2020 Shudder

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Jeffrey Bowyer Chapman, Ari Cohen, Jennifer Leporte, Ty Wood, Lochlyn Munro, Chandra West Writers: Colin Minihan & John Poliquin Director: Kurtis David Harder Distributor: Shudder Release Date: September 17, 2020 (Shudder stream) SPIRAL keeps us guessing for a good portion of its length as to whether its horror is sociological, psychological, or supernatural. We generally know the drill: new family moves to small town, the neighbors are a little odd, and weird stuff begins to happen. It’s the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. We can tell from the tech: Polaroid cameras, square computer monitors, and not a cellphone […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TEENAGE BADASS

TEENAGE BADASS poster | ©2020 Freestyle Digital Media

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Mcabe Gregg, Evan Ultra, Madelyn Deutch, Dillon Lane, Elsie Hewitt, Tucker Audie, Brandon “crsh.” White, Karsen Liotta, Julie Ann Emery, Kevin Corrigan Writers: Grant McCord & Matthew D. Dho Director: Grant McCord Distributor: Freestyle Digital Media Release Date: September 18, 2020 TEENAGE BADASS is an odd title for what is essentially an amiable indie rock story. We’re in Phoenix, AZ. The year is 2006, presumably to explain why inexpensive home recording equipment isn’t a thing yet. Our hero is Brad Jaffe (Mcabe Gregg), a seventeen-year-old whose two passions are playing drums and smoking weed. He lives […]Read On »

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Movie Review: RENT-A-PAL

RENT-A-PAL movie poster | ©2020 IFC

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Brian Landis Folkins, Kathleen Brady, Amy Rutledge, Wil Wheaton Writer: Jon Stevenson Director: Jon Stevenson Distributor: IFC Films Release Date: September 11, 2020 RENT-A-PAL is one of those movies that’s hard to evaluate. It seems to be the movie that writer/director Jon Stevenson set out to make, it’s well-acted, and it works up some tension. However, it raises a lot of intriguing questions and then doesn’t answer them. It winds up not being any of the movies the setup leads us to hope we’re going to watch. We’re in 1990 Denver, Colorado. Forty-year-old David (Brian Landis […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MULAN

MULAN movie poster | ©2020 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Li Gong, Jet Li, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Tzi Ma, Rosalind Chao Writers: Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin; animated screenplay by Rita Hsaio, Christopher Sanders, Philip Lazebnik, Raymond Singer & Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, story by Robert D. San Souci, based on the legend of Mulan Director: Niki Caro Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date (on Disney+): September 4, 2020 MULAN tells the story of a young woman in ancient China who disguises herself as a young man. It was previously adapted for the screen as an animated […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE OWNERS

THE OWNERS movie poster |©2020 RLJE Films

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy, Rita Tushingham, Andrew Ellis, Jake Curran, Ian Kenny Writers: Mathieu Gompel & Julius Berg, with the participation of Geoff Cox, based on the comic book UNE NIGHT DE PLEINE LUNE by Yves H. and Hermann Director: Julius Berg Distributor: RLJE Films Release Date: September 4, 2020 THE OWNERS is one of those horror thrillers where much of the suspense comes from figuring out exactly what is going on here. We start out amid rolling green hills in England, with nary a soul in sight. Then we focus on a beaten-up car, parked […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE FACELESS MAN

THE FACELESS MAN movie poster | ©2020 Freedom Cinema:

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Sophie Thurling, Pittaway, Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Facciolo, Martin Astifo, Lorin Kauffeld, Sunny S. Walia, Andy McPhee, Roger Ward, Brendan Bacon, Albert Goikhman, Daniel Reader Writer: James Di Martino Director: James Di Martino Distributor: Freedom Cinema Release Date: August 28, 2020  THE FACELESS MAN keeps us guessing as to what it actually is for a good while. Will it turn out to be a movie about gangsters getting revenge on a bunch of clueless twentysomethings, a WOLF CREEK-style slaughter, or supernatural horror? Is Emily (Sophie Thurling) being stalked by a terrifying entity, or just having a terrible […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WIDOW’S POINT

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Craig Sheffer, KateLynn E. Newberry, Dominic Luongo, Kaelin Lamberson, John Renna, Richard Satterwhite, Michael Thurber, Willow Xylia Anwar Writer: Gregory Lamberson, based on the book by Richard Chizmar and Billy Chizmar Director: Gregory Lamberson Distributor: 101 Films Release Date: September 1, 2020 WIDOW’S POINT is a ghost story set in the present, though it takes frequent trips to the past. It also takes place almost entirely in a lighthouse. This may draw a couple of comparisons to that other movie with a similar setting. To answer one question right away, no, WIDOW’S POINT is in no […]Read On »

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