Blu-ray Review: SCREAM FOR HELP

SCREAM FOR HELP Blu-ray | ©2018 Shout! Factory

Stars: Rachael Kelly, David Brooks, Marie Masters, Rocco Sisto, Lolita Lorre Writer: Tom Holland Director: Michael Winner Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 In 1984, DEATH WISH director Michael Winner explored the slasher genre with the utterly ridiculous SCREAM FOR HELP. Essentially an R-rated Afterschool Special, the film focuses on teen Christie Cromwell (Rachael Kelly) who is deeply suspicious of her mom’s new husband Paul Fox (David Brooks). With strange events happening around the house, she starts to suspect he’s trying to kill her and her mom for inheritance money. During the first half of the film, Christie plays […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN

BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN | ©2014 Revolver

Stars: Martin Sheen, Kal Penn, Mischa Barton, Raajpal Yadav, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Fagun Thakrar Writers: Ravi Kumar and David Brooks Director: Ravi Kumar Distributor: Revolver Release Date: November 14, 2014 In 1984, a disaster at the American-owned Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, India, killed ten thousand people. A number of documentaries have been made about the incident, but now director Ravi Kumar, who co-wrote the film with David Brooks, has made the scripted drama BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN. The movie, inspired in part by journalist Sanjoy Hazarika’s book BHOPAL – LESSONS OF A GAS TRAGEDY, depicts not only the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ATM

ATM movie poster | ©2012 IFC

Rating: R Stars: Brian Geraghty, Alice Eve, Josh Peck Writer: Chris Sparling, story by David Brooks & Chris Sparling Director: David Brooks Distributor: IFC Midnight Release Date: April 6, 2012 At the beginning of ATM, we have genuine curiosity about what we’re seeing. By the end of the movie, we get an explanation and realize that there was the potential for a good thriller here. However, what we get in the middle is one of those horror thrillers where the main characters behave in such counter-intuitive ways that we lose patience with them. It’s a freezing cold night as an […]Read On »

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