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Slaw (Movie Review)

PLOT : The wealthy Mayflower family takes their dining experiences very seriously. So seriously that they'll kill anyone who ruins dinner. REVIEW : When I first heard the broad strokes of what director Matt Green's film SLAW would be, I found the idea to be a bit confounding - it's a SAW parody about food obsession. I just couldn't quite wrap my head around how and why those...
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Incarnate (Movie Review)

PLOT: A wheelchair-bound scientist with the ability to infiltrate the minds of the evilly possessed must confront a dark entity to save a little boy and mend his own scarred past. REVIEW: In case one wondered what the frontrunner for the 2016 Razzie in the category of worst horror film of the year ought to be, allow us to confidently nominate Brad Peyton's lamely infantile and...
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Siren (Movie Review)

PLOT : Bachelor party shenanigans get a group of men into a dangerous situation when they help a female creature escape from captivity in a twisted sex club. REVIEW : Anthology films tend to be hit or miss, and for me the 2012 anthology V/H/S was largely a miss - while it had some good things about it, I never warmed up to the mixture of the found footage and anthology styles...
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Movie Review: The Eyes of My Mother

This review originally ran as part of our Fantastic Fest 2016 coverage PLOT : A young woman living on a farm by herself goes to extreme and frightening lengths to ensure she's not alone for long. REVIEW: If you still think you can't be disturbed by a horror movie, take a look at THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, the starkly beautiful and grotesque debut feature from Nicolas...
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11.30.2016
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Pet (Movie Review)

PLOT : When a man abducts his crush and keeps her in a cage, the question arises: which of these two is crazier? REVIEW : If PET 's lead character Seth (played by Dominic Monaghan) had decided to take his life down a different path, this film could have been the heartwarming story of a man who works in an animal shelter and can't stand to see the animals in his care get...
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11.28.2016
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The Lure (Movie Review)

PLOT : Two mysterious sirens - mermaid like creatures who lead men to their deaths - happen to join a cabaret. When one of the strange young women falls for a local musician, the two find themselves facing off against each other leading to a deadly sibling rivalry. REVIEW : This has been a good year for horror. And as we head into December, I didn’t...
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11.25.2016
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Officer Downe (Movie Review)

PLOT:  Idealistic rookie cop Officer Gable (Tyler Ross) is put on a special LAPD task force: the clean-up crew for unstoppable juggernaut Officer Terry Downe (Kim Coates). After Downe was killed in an accident 25 years ago, the LAPD has found a way to keep resurrecting him in pursuit of justice during a massive crime wave. Gable’s by-the-book morals clash with Downe’s...
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11.18.2016
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Shut In (Movie Review)

PLOT: A widowed child psychologist struggles to maintain her sanity when unexplainable things begin to occur in the isolated New England home she shares with her paralyzed stepson. REVIEW: One has to wonder what would possess an actress of Naomi Watts ' considerable talent to take part in a movie like SHUT IN. I suppose it's a part that plenty of leading ladies could see the...
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11.11.2016
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Arrival (Movie Review)

This review was originally run as part of our TIFF 2016 coverage. PLOT: After mysterious alien ships appear around the globe, a linguist ( Amy Adams ) is recruited by an army colonel ( Forest Whitaker ) in order to help communicate with the visitors and learn their intentions. REVIEW: ARRIVAL is a major departure for director Denis Villeneuve . While already...
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11.11.2016
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The Love Witch (Movie Review)

PLOT: A Love Witch arrives in a quaint California town and begins charming the pants of a series of unwitting men. REVIEW: The term auteur gets bandied about pretty loosely these days, but if we're to believe it means wholly authoring a piece of artistic expression, one can't deny the many hats warded by Anna Biller in her new movie THE LOVE WITCH. She produced, wrote,...
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11.10.2016
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Doctor Strange (Movie Review)

PLOT: After his hands are destroyed in a car accident, a talented surgeon travels to Nepal in order to receive healing from a mystical sect led by the immortal Ancient One. After joining their ranks, Strange learns he's now on the front lines of a battle that spans dimensions and time itself. REVIEW: Perhaps the most common complaint lodged against Marvel Studios current run of...
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11.04.2016
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Trash Fire (Movie Review)

PLOT: Years after causing a fire that burned his parents alive and left his sister marred for life, an alcoholic epileptic brings his pregnant girlfriend to meet what's left of his family. REVIEW: Brusquely shifting gears from his two previous horror features - the gorily overt slasher EXCISION and cheekily satirical haunt SUBURBAN GOTHIC - writer/director Richard Bates Jr. is...
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11.02.2016
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