• The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    ★★★½

    “What’s the play about?”
    “It’s about Jesus.”
    “Everything here is!”

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a TV movie adaptation about the best selling book of the same name that everyone read in Middle-School. And this is a pretty good adaptation of the book, but the pacing is sort of odd. The book’s story is straight forward with its structure and for some reason there are changes made in this adaptation for seemingly no reason. Maybe it was changed due to…

  • Christmas Bloody Christmas

    Christmas Bloody Christmas

    ★★½

    Imagine if you had Chopping Mall as written by Kevin Smith, throw in some Silent Night Deadly Night into the mix and boom you’ve got Christmas Bloody Christmas.
    It’s a pretty average slasher film with some pretty good practical effects but it feels a little underwhelming despite its premise. I feel that the Killer Robotic Santa does truly deliver until the last act when it goes full terminator. For most of the runtime, it’s clearly just a guy in a suit and…

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    ★★★★★

    “The wooden boy, with the borrowed soul…”

    Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinnochio left me in awe. A soulful and powerful retelling of a timeless fairytale. It’s amazing to see a once failed passion project of Guillermo’s suddenly come back to life is just a joy to see. And now there’s even talks about his failed adaptation of In the Mouth of Madness starting back up again! To actually watch a film I never thought I’d see was such a strange experience,…

  • Krampus

    Krampus

    ★★★★½

    Merry Krampusnacht everyone! 
    Michael Dougherty’s Krampus is still an incredibly fun Christmas horror with plenty of great comedic performances, slick direction and incredible practical & visual effects.

  • A Christmas Story Christmas

    A Christmas Story Christmas

    ★★★★

    “The house was filled with life, laughter, and love once again. The old man would be proud.“

    My expectations for this film were at rock bottom after the dreadful A Christmas Story 2 tried to painfully recreate the original film’s nostalgic beats in the cheapest way imaginable. Now, after three attempts at a sequel to Bob Clark’s A Christmas Story, not only is it surprising that A Christmas Story Christmas isn’t terrible but is somehow good. 
    Apart from its awkward title,…

  • The Murmuring

    The Murmuring

    ★★★★★

    Of course it’s the 3 star average rated episode that turns out to be my favorite. This episode is written by Del Toro himself and you can tell. It’s an incredibly somber ghost story that shares DNA with Del Toro’s other supernatural dramas like Crimson Peak & The Devil’s Backbone. Paired with Kent’s excellent direction, and two powerhouse performances, this episode stands as one of the best in Season 1 along next to David Prior’s The Autopsy.
    I thought this episode was…

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★★

    “…HES AN ACTOR!”

    A wonderful bite sized Christmas story that’ll hopefully tie me & a whole lot of other people until Vol.3.

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    ★★★★★

    “All that is left separating us from an armistice is false pride.”

    Based on the one of the most important anti-war novels ever written, All Quiet on the Western Front is a brand new adaptation that just seemingly snuck up on me. There was talks for a new adaptation for years but they always seemed to fall through. And yet a trailer just showed up for it two months ago & now it’s finally out on Netflix.
    Edward Berger’s All Quiet on…

  • The Viewing

    The Viewing

    ★★★★½

    As soon as the first frame popped up, I was like “oh yeah, Panos directed this.”
    Oozing with Panos’ signature nightmarish retro style, it’s visually stunning, and it’s all held together by talented cast & a seriously kick ass synth score.

  • The Menu

    The Menu

    ★★★★½

    “Do not eat. Taste. Savor. Relish.“

    The Menu is one of the biggest surprises of the year for me. It’s a truly biting satiric dig at ‘foodie’ culture that’s executed perfectly in terms of direction, pacing, performances, music & so on. 
    Ralph Fiennes is phenomenal as always delivering a captivating villainous  performance that’s just absolutely magnetic. Anya Taylor-Joy plays our lead and she’s just killing it. She stands tall over a pretty great cast and she’s definitely one of the highlights…

  • Pickman's Model

    Pickman's Model

    ★★★½

    Crispin Glover’s accent is about as strange as his dancing in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.

  • The Autopsy

    The Autopsy

    ★★★★½

    “Sorry for the intrusion friend, if it’s any consolation, I’m right behind you.”

    Loved this episode, David Prior proves himself a horror director to be reckoned with. Between his work here & on The Empty Man, he’s got a whole lot of promise. This episode could’ve been a whole movie.