“Cathy’s Curse” Blu-ray Review

April 22, 2017 Blair Hoyle

From the 1970s until the 1990s, Canada was responsible for producing some of the strangest genre films in cinematic history. While some of these motion pictures are some gems in the traditional sense, many of […]

“Hideous!” Blu-ray Review

April 17, 2017 Blair Hoyle

There’s something truly special about the cinematic output of Full Moon Features in the 1990s. Often silly and always low-budget, these films from the video store era were something that had never been seen before […]

“The Transfiguration” Review

April 7, 2017 Blair Hoyle

The directorial debut of self-described computer repairman Michael O’Shea is a New York horror movie that draws clear inspiration for what is arguably the greatest New York horror movie, Larry Fessenden’s Habit. Titled The Transfiguration, […]

“Colossal” Review

April 5, 2017 Blair Hoyle

There’s no other way to put it: Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal is one of the best monster movies of the past decade — if not of all time. A hilarious and poignant tale of an alcoholic […]

“Three” Review

April 2, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Johnnie To is one of the most recognizable names in all of Hong Kong cinema. From Election to Drug War, To’s directorial work is widely regarded as some of the region’s best. His latest, Three, […]

“Multiple Maniacs” Blu-ray Review

March 30, 2017 Blair Hoyle

It’s easy to forget that a filmmaker as iconic as John Waters had to start somewhere. Considering the fact that John Waters rose to prominence decades before I was born, it’s somewhat difficult to wrap my […]

SXSW 2017: “Gemini” Review

March 26, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Aaron Katz has quietly made some of the most engaging, personal films of the past decade. Movies like Cold Weather and Dance Party, USA are character-driven dramas that occasionally dip their feet into genre territory without ever actually […]

SXSW 2017: “MFA” Review

March 21, 2017 Blair Hoyle

One could argue that rape-revenge films are more topical now than ever. Though reported rapes are on the decline, sexual assault cases on college campuses have become an increasingly hot topic. There’s something about that […]

SXSW 2017: “68 Kill” Review

March 21, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Over the course of SXSW, I watched Trent Haaga’s 68 Kill three times; including two back-to-back screenings on the last day of the festival. The reasoning for this is very simple: 68 Kill is one of […]

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