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“Personal Shopper” Is A Multi-Layered Independent Gem

After watching “Personal Shopper” — an erotic psychological thriller starring Kristen Stewart — it was obvious why Olivier Assayas won best director at the Cannes Film Festival. What he created is a comp...
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Backcountry” Is A Terrifying Man Vs. Nature Thriller

I once wrote a college paper, for my analysis of film class, on how “Jaws” was the scariest movie of all time. Not because of the usual horror elements like horrific gore, or a masked killer stalking a bunch of terr...
 
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Michael’s Top 10 Films of 2016

  We all know that 2016 was a rough year. It wasn’t all bad though. 2016 was another fantastic year for film going. That was especially true in the indie film world, where some of the better movies in recent memory s...
 
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Review: “If There’s A Hell Below” Makes Its Viewers Wait For A Pay Off That Doesn’t Exist

I’m always up for watching a slow-burn thriller. A slow-burn thriller that forgets to do anything with its story? That’s a horse of a different color. If you’re going to make me sit through an hour and a half ...
 
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Review: “Come and Find Me” Is a Smart, Satisfying Thriller

  So, let’s say you meet someone. Eventually that someone becomes THAT someone, as you fall in love and move in together. Then… one day… they disappear without a trace, leaving you to wonder what happened...
 
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Review: The Netflix Original “Mercy” Has None On the Viewer

My fiancee and I have a rule in our house where every movie we start that we’re not entirely sure about we give the “ten minute test”. If it doesn’t catch our attention in the first ten minutes, or if it...
 
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31 Days of Horror: “Deadly Blessing” (1981)

  After the successes of “Last House on the Left” (1972) and “The Hills Have Eyes” (1977), it was clear that Wes Craven was on his way to becoming a maestro of the horror genre. In 1982, he would be...
 
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31 Days of Horror: “Lace Crater” Is Indie Horror at It’s Best.

  What a year, for indie horror! While blockbuster, studio films largely disappointed, and 90% of the films out there were re-makes, reboots, or some other re-nonsense, indie horror has a banner year. Up until this point, ...
 
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31 Days of Horror: “Splinter” (2008)

  I love a good body horror/creature feature! What self-respecting horror fan doesn’t? The sub-genre, popularized by Mr. David Cronenberg, has produced several good to great entries, into the horror universe. There i...
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “Obsession” (1976)

Trivia Question: What do the following movies all have in common? (in no particular order) “Taxi Driver”, “Rocky”, “The Omen”, “King Kong”, “The Outlaw Josey Wales”, &...
 
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