I'm mostly posting reviews on my blog these days. I'll post the links here. In fact, there are a raft of new links to my blog here, so enjoy, and by all means, comment if you're a reader. The nice thing about blogs is that they're more prone to dialogue than this stand-alone site ever was.
As always, Horror movies remain the watchword of the day. The maturation of the DVD marketplace has made tons of previously rare material available for a relative pittance. The advent of streaming video will amplify this trend. These are good times to be a fan of movies of all stripes, regardless of the relative weakness of the theatrical product. There's good stuff out there in the world at large, but the business model of late capitalist media has a vested interest in keeping it out of sight. Fortunately, the internet makes this practically impossible. As we forge ahead deeper into the twenty-first century, it's clearer to me now more than ever that the last fifteen years (as I write this) have been one of the horror genre's golden ages.
In any event, here are the latest reviews that I've posted:
The Witch: Bothered and bewitched
Hail, Caesar!: Render unto Caesar
Poltergeist (2015): Suburban ghosts revisited
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Blunt force
Spectre: Spectres and apparitions
Viridiana: A cookie laced with arsenic
Crimson Peak: Deeper red
Phoenix: Returned to life
Body Bags: A mixed bag
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie: I could a tale unfold...
Theeb: A wolf cub in the desert
Diary of a Teenage Girl: Innocence, experience, sex, and drugs
The Gift: It's better to give...
Tangerine: Trans women scorned...
The Man from UNCLE: Say uncle...
Fantastic Four (2015): It's clobberin' time
Ant-Man: Hitting the small time
Amy: Rich and famous
Mr. Holmes: A final problem
The Salt of the Earth (2014): Salting the soil...
Terminator Genisys: The future, postponed
Jurassic World: Fang and claw
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Ultron unbound...
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Another white elephant
Mad Max: Fury Road: Start your engines...
Ex Machina: ...I am rather the fallen angel...
Predestination: Closing the loop
Starship Troopers: Toy soldiers
The Puppet Masters: You can't enslave a free man...
Destination Moon: Heinlein in Hollywood, the early years
Two Days, One Night: Dog eat dog world
Maps to the Stars: Monstrous feminine
It Follows: Backward glances
Cartel Land: Law and disorder
Western: Across the Rio Grande
Finders Keepers: Almost famous
Spartacus and Casandra: A better tomororw
Song of the Sea: Myths, stories, and songs
Bitter Lake: A bitter almond
Drones: War by remote control
Best of Enemies: Poison pens...
Horns: The devil, you say?
Calvary: Ministers of grace...
Jupiter Ascending: Jumpin' Jupiter!