George Bellak

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Favorite films

  • After Hours
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Casablanca
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

Recent activity

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent


  • Godzilla Minus One


  • Death Smiles on a Murderer


  • Millennium Actress


Recent reviews

  • Saturday the 14th

    Saturday the 14th


    A happy Saturday the 14th to all who celebrate!

    The Hyatts (headed by real life couple Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss, who are still married today) happily inherit a decrepit manor in Eerie, Pennsylvania. Turns out: the house is cursed! How cursed? The TV only plays reruns of The Twilight Zone, the landline's dial tone is just screaming and moaning, and in the middle of the night it's a LONG walk to the bathroom. Cursed, I tell you! The Dracula-ish…

  • Horror High

    Horror High


    A cool surprise from Crown International! This teen take on Jekyll & Hyde goes through the motions you would expect from that high concept. But it succeeds with some decent direction that really ratchets things up as it goes along, buckets of blood and acid-boiled flesh (at least in Vinegar Syndrome's restored original X-rated cut) and a palpable sense of nihilism; the end result is far more eerily effective than I would have expected for something that, on the surface, looks…

Popular reviews

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb


    This is one filthy movie. I know I'm far from the first person to notice this, but, boy, is it ever obvious today.

    An opening scene of planes copulating. Then we meet General Erection post-coitus. Ripper explains he is afraid of his fluids being taken from his body...and, we later learn, new ones entering it. Then we go to a War Room of sexual repression: An emasculated president twice named after references to female genitalia; a general still thinking of…

  • Looper



    A heady, steadily paced flick with traces of X-Men, Equilibrium and every decent time travel movie, Rian Johnson's (the overrated Brick, the underrated The Brothers Bloom) Looper is easily the smartest sci-fi since Moon. Yes, even better than the similarly time-travel themed Source Code. It's not particularly complex but clever where it counts - its time-travel premise is deceptively simple but fleshed out with neat elements like Gordon-Levitt and Willis' shared and evolving memories, the inventive and somberly human use…