WAWD AHP

2014 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL MIDNIGHT SHORTS SELECTION! In my opinion, Steve Girard’s incendiary little film is severely vexing, deeply disturbing, extremely liberating, and highly intelligent…

Posted on March 12, 2014 in Reviews by

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

2014 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL FEST FAVORITES SELECTION! The choice of going with a mockumentary format winds up working because of its inherent earnestness; these are fantastical creatures and situations, brought into a practical environment and examined for all their oddities. And while the mockumentary technique can be an excuse to go cheap with the production values, this film does the opposite…

Posted on March 8, 2014 in Reviews by

THE BABADOOK

2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT SELECTION! Throw in just a few fresh images, a pair of great performances and enough creepy audio to have you fearing those dark corners again, and you have one entertaining and frightening experience in store…

Posted on January 24, 2014 in Reviews by

DEAD SNOW: RED VS. DEAD

2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT SELECTION! Bigger, brasher, bloodier, and with more bowels, “Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead” is a blast…

Posted on January 23, 2014 in Reviews by

R100

2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SELECTION! There’s just some films that are so messed up that they gain cultish, legendary status and seeing them is like a rite of passage amongst film geeks. Unfortunately, “R100” is not that kind of film although I think secretly director Hitoshi Matsumoto wishes it was yet, knows it isn’t…

Posted on January 19, 2014 in Reviews by