SXSW 2017: “Like Me” Review

March 16, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Robert Mockler’s Like Me is a film that takes a lot of chances. Everything from its stylized aesthetic and unusual narrative to its cinematography choices and inconsistent editing feels very bold, and the results vary as […]

SXSW 2017: “The Transfiguration” Review

March 13, 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, […]

“Stray Bullets” Review

February 9, 2017 Blair Hoyle

17-year-old filmmaker Jack Fessenden’s directorial debut isn’t just significantly better than what you’d expect from a 17-year-old’s directorial debut, it’s also one of the most intense films to be released thus far in 2017. Mixing […]

“Darling” Review

March 31, 2016 Blair Hoyle

Taking clear inspiration from Roman Polanski’s Apartment Trilogy, Mickey Keating’s psychological horror tale Darling is a stylish piece of cinema with a spooky atmosphere. Presented in glorious, glossy black and white, the film follows a young woman […]

SXSW 2016: “Carnage Park” Review

March 14, 2016 Blair Hoyle

Mickey Keating’s Carnage Park is genre-bender of a unique sort. Where most films blend two different genres together in order to obtain a singular tone throughout, Carnage Park transitions from genre to genre as the […]

New “Darling” Trailer Will Haunt You

February 12, 2016 Blair Hoyle

Featuring crisp black-and-white cinematography, the newly released theatrical trailer for Darling is beautifully horrific. Appearing to be equal parts Roman Polanski and midnight movie, the film has received loads of critical acclaim on the festival circuit—and […]

“Body” Review

December 9, 2015 Blair Hoyle

A darkly comedic tale of the lengths human beings will go in order to save themselves, Robert Olsen and Dan Berk’s Body finds three girls in their twenties finding more than they bargained for when they […]

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