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REview: Tonight She Comes (2016) | What Starts As Homage Quickly Finds It’s Own Voice — SCREENPHILES

Matt Stuertz’s Tonight She Comes is a remarkable movie that to my reckoning feels like the sequel to The Evil Dead (1981) we should’ve got, yet somehow begins as a homage to It Follows (2014) and still manages to not only be cohesive, but it’s own thing. I did I mention that’s it’s gory, but […]

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REview: American Horror Story: AHS1984, Season Nine (2019) | Writers Needed — SCREENPHILES

The first entry in the long-running American Horror Story franchise – it’s been on the air for nine years and apparently going strong – I saw was Murder House, and I hated it. It’s been awhile though what stuck with me was the trashiness of the whole enterprise, which is why it’s taken me nine […]

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REview: Sorry To Bother You (2018) | Biting Off More Than You Can Chew — SCREENPHILES

Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You is an ambitious movie, way more ambitions that anything a first-time director has any right to tackle (prior Riley co-directed a short with Chris Wroubel). Lakeith – or is that “LaKeith? – Stanfield (Knives Out) is Cassius Green, a guy who’s moving through life in a perpetual state of […]

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REview: Dark Circles (2013) | A Surprisingly Effective Horror/Thriller — SCREENPHILES

It’s the best thing when you stumble upon a pleasant surprise where one wasn’t expected, which was how I felt about Paul Soter’s Dark Circles (currently streaming on Tubi). The movie is a horror/thriler about a couple (Johnathon Schaech and Pell James) who move to a new house in the country. Part of the reason […]

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REview: Ju-On: Origins (2020) | A Watchable – Though Muddled – Prequel Series — SCREENPHILES

If you ask me the entire point of a prequel – be it a movie, television series or whatever – is to elaborate on, to build upon. what currently exists. I mean, as much hate as is typically thrown at Exorcist II: The Heretic (a favorite of mine) – which is technically a sequel though […]

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REview: The Night Eats The World (2018) | A Zombie Movie You Might Have Seen Before (Even If You Haven’t) — SCREENPHILES

Looking at Dominique Rocher’s The Night Eats The World in a somewhat cursory fashion, you might assume that it’s a copy of Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later. Sure, it takes place in Paris, while 28 Days Later calls the UK home. The latter revolves around a man named Jim (Cillian Murphy), who wakes up in […]

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REview: Absentia (2011) | An Early Entry In Mike Flanagan’s Filmography, Best Suited For Completists — SCREENPHILES

I don’t think I’m being hyperbolic when I say that Mike Flanagan is among the best – if not the best – directors currently working in horror. And you likely noticed that “Mike Flanagan” isn’t either Guillermo Del Toro, James Wan or Andy Muschietti. And that’s because Del Toro – while never far from the […]

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REview: Consequences (2018) | One Of The Better Movies Revolving Around The Gay Experience — SCREENPHILES

Have you heard of the idea of “the magical negro?” The phrase revolves around the idea that oftentimes – less so now, I think – black people in movies are treated as almost magical beings, like leprechauns, dispensing folksy knowledge, wisdom and little else. It’s a dehumanizing way of depicting black people for directors that […]

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Putin Mocks U.S. Embassy Rainbow Flag — Ukraine Today .org

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked a rainbow LGBT pride flag hung from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, suggesting it reflected on the orientation of the diplomats. During a televised video conference, a lawmaker told Putin that the U.S. Embassy had hung a rainbow flag on its facade for the first time to celebrate […]

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