Category Archives: Movies Watched In 2016

Cursed (2005)

Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven re-team to pepper some Scream magic onto the werewolf genre…and fail. That being said, there’s a lot I enjoyed in this dumb old movie. Christina Ricci is perfectly cast. She is so feline and otherworldly that the whole experience … Continue reading

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Silver Bullets (2011)

More focused than other early Swanberg stuff I’ve seen and also, apparently, with purpose. Silver Bullets also gains bonus points for featuring a strong central performance from Kate Lyn Sheil who, only now in 2016, finally seems to be having her moment. … Continue reading

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I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Like a blunt instrument, Ken Loach’s angry, timely I, Daniel Blake forgoes any sense of subtlety or restraint in favour of focused, heavy-handed beats – in both plot and character – that you will see coming from a mile away. Essentially a … Continue reading

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Tesis (1996)

Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar is best known for directing The Others, 2001’s blockbuster ghost story starring Nicole Kidman, and Open Your Eyes, the Spanish film that inspired Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky. He also won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2004 with The … Continue reading

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Burial Ground (1981)

The zombie genre has a lot of jewels in its crown: the Romero films, Fulci’s Zombiand The Beyond, Braindead, Shaun of the Dead and (depending on where you stand on the running zombie debate) 28 Days Later and the [REC] movies. But as with any sub-genre overloaded by decades … Continue reading

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Nekromantik (1987)

If you really want to disturb your neighbors this Halloween, have I got a tip for you: get hold of a copy of Nekromantik, play it on the biggest TV screen in your house and open all your curtains and blinds … Continue reading

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Intruder (1989)

Scott Spiegel is best known as the co-writer of Evil Dead II and for his cameos in various other Sam Raimi movies, but as a filmmaker in his own right he is responsible for one of the more interesting entries in the … Continue reading

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