Movie Review: ENTWINED

ENTWINED movie poster | ©2020 Dark Sky Pictures

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Prometheus Aleiferopoulos, Anastasia-Rafaela Konidi, John De Holland, Maria Eglezaki, Kostas Laskos, Aleka Toumazatou Writer: John De Holland, story by John De Holland & Minos Nikolakakis, idea by Minos Nikolakakis Director: Minos Nikolakakis Distributor: Dark Star Pictures Release Date: August 28, 2020 ENTWINED is set in the present, but nearly everything in it could take place any time between now and whenever people first started telling stories. Director Minos Nikolakakis and screenwriter John De Holland, who are both credited with crafting the story from Nikolakakis’s idea, borrow from Greek mythology and worldwide folklore for their tale. Young […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GRETEL & HANSEL

GRETEL AND HANSEL movie poster | ©2020 Orion Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Samuel Leakey, Jessica De Gouw, Charles Babalola Writer: Rob Hayes Director: Osgood Perkins Distributor: Orion Pictures Release Date: January 31, 2020 GRETEL & HANSEL is Exhibit A for the argument that it’s possible to make an excellent movie from source material that everybody already knows, so long as the filmmakers have a strong point of view and actually care what they’re doing. Yes, director Osgood Perkins and screenwriter Rob Hayes are bringing us another version of the Hansel & Gretel story. GRETEL & HANSEL actually feels somewhat spiritually akin to filmmaker Robert Eggers’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE WIND

THE WIND movie poster | ©2019 IFC Midnight

Rating: R Stars: Caitin Gerard, Ashley Zukerman, Julia Goldani Telles, Dylan McTee Writer: Teresa Sutherland Director: Emma Tammi Distributor: IFC Midnight Release Date: April 5, 2019 THE WIND is an effectively creepy and handsome-looking folk horror film, set on the American prairie in the late nineteenth century. It is deliberately paced, beautifully photographed by cinematographer Lyn Moncrief, and makes great, terrifying use of shadows and light. The principal complaint is that it is needlessly disjointed. Lizzie Macklin (Caitlin Gerard) has been living in an isolated cabin on the plains with her husband Isaac (Ashley Zukerman) for eight years when the […]Read On »

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