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10 Mind-Bending Cosmic Horror Films

A peek behind the curtain: this bracket gave us the most trouble out of all the 31 Days of Halloween lists. Definitions were tossed around, examples were given — but the more we tried to define what made a “Cosmic Horror” film, the more confused we got. Which is, of course, deeply, hilariously ironic. Cosmic […]

Claire Foy is the Very Definition of a Best Supporting Actress in ‘First Man’

Supporting actor and actress awards allow for a broad arena of recognized performances. The Oscars, in particular, have honored work of all shapes and sizes, lengths ranging from two minutes to more than an hour of screen time. There is no rule dictated by the Academy to what constitutes a supporting performance, and that leads […]

This One Character Alone Makes ‘The Deuce’ Worth Watching

There are plenty of amazing characters in HBO’s The Deuce. While we adore all the ladies of The Deuce, one stands out and deserves your love. Ashley/ Dorothy Spina, played by Jamie Neumann, has changed exponentially since the first season, but she’s not ashamed of her past. Former sex worker turned activist, she’s a character with a plan […]

‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’ Review: A Violence-Free Ben Wheatley Movie is Born (LFF)

If audiences go to a Ben Wheatley movie expecting anything, it’s violence. Grisly thrills are a given in the cult director’s films – think of High Rise’s opening scene or Free Fire’s whole schtick – but, surprisingly, the only shots fired in his latest film come via the barbed dialogue exchanged between its characters. Still, […]

30 Female Directors Who Would Kill It At Blumhouse

Blumhouse Productions has worked hard to become the go-to horror brand of the decade, pumping out hits like Paranormal Activity, Get Out, The Purge, and Insidious. The adrenaline-spiking logo which introduces each of their films, typically featuring a ghostly chair, a creepy girl, and flickering lights has become synonymous with high-quality scares. One thing the […]

10 Dark Disney Delights

For many kids Disney is a key source of entertainment. With so much Disney content being consumed at a young age the House of Mouse is able to help shape what kids like in the future. I for one, grew up on the Disney Channel and will forever love their Disney Channel Original Movies from […]

The Scariest Horror Movies Available Now on Streaming

We’re in the homestretch heading into the final two weeks before Halloween 2018, and if you’re like us you’re constantly on the lookout for horror movies to watch. (Of course, if you’re really like us that’s also a year-round endeavor.) Physical media is our preferred viewing method, but streaming has become more and more of […]

Digging Into the Eerie Production Design of ‘The Body’ on Hulu

Just in time for the spooky season, Hulu has debuted a unique new anthology series, Into the Dark. We’ve already discussed the ambitious task the series has undertaken — to transform every conceivable holiday into something truly horrifying. The first episode in the series is appropriately Halloween-themed, of course. Titled “The Body,” the hour and […]

What ‘Phantom Thread’ Gets Right About OCD

“Phantom Thread, whatever it is, seems to be an embodiment of Samuel Beckett’s idea that love is a form of lethal glue.” – Errol Morris Phantom Thread is an exquisite period piece set in London in the 1950s that features nuanced and mesmerizing performances from Daniel Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock, Vicky Krieps as Alma Elson, […]

‘Beautiful Boy’ Review: Timothée Chalamet Provides the Hits In This Hit and Miss Addiction Drama (LFF)

Witnessing someone spiral into addiction is abjectly awful, but for a parent watching their child make that descent, the torture must be compounded a hundred-fold. The unique terror of that experience forms the central basis of Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy; the true-story drama adapted from two separate memoirs. But while the film draws on […]