The Sleepwalker Movie

The Sleepwalker

A psychological drama of tension between two sisters. Read More
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely Movie

Thou Wast Mild and Lovely

A stylish farm-set, grim thriller around family and lovers. Read More
Nightcrawler Movie


Nighttime vultures circling around the cynical, cruel world of newsworthy accidents and tragedies are depicted with delectably compelling malice in Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut, Nightcrawler. Hitting home runs with feature debuts seems to run in the Gilroy family, with older brother Tony’s excellent Michael Clayton coming out of the woodwork in 2007. With his own Read More
Before I Go to Sleep Movie

Before I Go to Sleep

Despite a promising start , Before I Go to Sleep is a film that is sadly let down by a number of flaws. Read More
’71 Movie


The Northern Ireland conflict gets further coverage from Yann Demange in this thrilling British film. Read More
Automata Movie


Sci-fi thriller Automata’s obvious parallel – so obvious that it has dominated press publicity — is with I, Robot, both the film and the Isaac Asimov novel it was adapted from. But it is instructive to consider where the two works deviate. Automata is a flawed film, but it succeeds – or, at least, tries Read More
Gone Girl Movie

Gone Girl

On the subject of David Fincher’s disturbing, fascinating Gone Girl, there are a handful of things of which I am sure, and one thing of which I’m painfully unsure. I’m sure that the film is Fincher at his nastiest and most incisive. It’s a searing, cynical depiction of the ubiquitous media circus that poisons and deludes us daily. It’s Read More
Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett On the Challenges and Opportunities Modern Audiences Present Interview

Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett On the Challenges and Opportunities Modern Audiences Present

The team of director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett made what was one of my favorite films of last year, the stylish, playful, home-invasion thrill ride You’re Next. 2014 is another year, and another home run for the duo as their new film, The Guest, starring Dan Stevens, toys with genre conventions even further, pulling inspiration from films like The Read More
The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears Movie

The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears

After decades of watching movies, I never thought I would discover a genre I had never heard of before. Such is the case–was the case–with “giallo.” “Giallo” (from the Italian for “yellow”) is a style of filmmaking that mixes a combination of crime, thriller, eroticism, and horror elements with highly stylized visuals and a traditional Read More