Pet Sematary is a Refreshing Take on a Classic

Pet Sematary is a Refreshing Take on a Classic

By: Georgia Lee 

Pet Sematary (2019) is a fairly fresh retelling of the campy 1989 horror cult classic. As the latest film adaptation of Stephen King's 1983 novel of the same name, you don't need to see the original to enjoy the remake. In fact, if you liked the original you may be let down by this version. The changes make sense to create a story that for all of it's fantastical and paranormal features still retains some believability.

Review: Greta Is a Modest Thriller With a Great Central Performance

Review: Greta Is a Modest Thriller With a Great Central Performance

By: Evan Todd-McCoy 

Greta could fit in a range of thriller subcategories. It includes elements of stranger danger, stalking, kidnapping, but at heart it’s a “big city peril” movie. Those don’t get made too often any more as technology (apps, social media, etc.) renders even the biggest cities inherently fungible. What it doesn’t include is a flashy sense of style or the more fantastical elements that command quicker attention and box office potential. This feels like a modest and unambitious film, its most ambitious idea might be that we should still think big cities are scary and alienating, but this might merely be out of touch. Either way, this is a solid thriller that explores a deeply unpleasant situation with class and restraint. This is kind of a polite film. That might seem strange to say, but it’s a word that totally fits.

Review: 'Happy Death Day 2U' Breathes Life into the Horror Genre

Review: 'Happy Death Day 2U' Breathes Life into the Horror Genre

By: Evan Todd-McCoy 

Happy Death Day 2U is a surprising movie. Not just because it’s good, but because it isn’t even the same genre as the first one. Happy Death Day was a fresh take on familiar tropes, namely time loops and slasher horror, and managed to be both irreverent and charming. This one keeps those elements but dodges the more obvious, and probably expected, move of anteing up on the scares. Instead, it zooms in on the implications of time loops and somehow winds up becoming a respectable science fiction movie in the process.

Velvet Buzzsaw is 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' set in the High-Powered L.A. Art Scene

Velvet Buzzsaw is 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' set in the High-Powered L.A. Art Scene

By: Evan Todd-McCoy 

No one was expecting Velvet Buzzsaw to be A Nightmare on Elm Street set in the high-powered L.A. art scene, but that’s exactly what it is. It’s a pulpy, cheeky, and occasionally inventive excuse to take some shots at the art world in the same way that many horror movies often use death curses to punish teenagers for being young and dumb.

Review: The Kid Who Would Be King is A Family-Friendly Adventure

Review: The Kid Who Would Be King is A Family-Friendly Adventure

By: Evan Todd-McCoy 

The Kid Who Would Be King will immediately remind viewers of other kids’ fantasy movies. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing will depend a lot on individual mileage with those movies. If you like Percy Jackson or Harry Potter, chances are good that you’ll appreciate the approach that this movie takes in providing a fun, family-friendly adventure that blends camp, action, and character development in a fairly well-balanced package that is sure to please the kids who make up its intended audience.

Review: 'Welcome to Marwen' is a strange cinematic experience

Review: 'Welcome to Marwen' is a strange cinematic experience

By: Matthew McKenna 

Welcome to Marwen is a strange cinematic experience. It is a type of strange that comes across to the viewer almost as discomforting as an unwelcome personal confession might.

Review: 'Glass' is a g****mn MASTERPIECE

Review: 'Glass' is a g****mn MASTERPIECE

By: Sterling Woods 

After years in directorial jail M. Night Shyamalan proved he could still surprise audiences with Split, and now with his cap to the trilogy about grounded heroes. Glass reminds us why we loved him in the first place.

Review: Netflix's IO doesn't deserve to be called BAD

Review: Netflix's IO doesn't deserve to be called BAD

By: Evan Todd-McCoy

Io is a particular type of low key science fiction film that puts the human element front and center. It’s not a movie for those seeking spectacle or profundity, but rather those who are drawn into its understated drama about what are perhaps the last two people on Earth.