I’ve always had a soft spot for the first film adaptation of Resident Evil, and quickly lost track of the sequels. This was corrected a couple of years ago wherein I watched all of them in a popcorn-fueled weekly ritual and found myself enjoying the films for what they are, without the lens of knowledge that the greater world of Resident Evil (that is: the video games) bearing down on perspective. This has also been remedied – to a degree…
There seems to be a bit of marketing around this film that pushes it as the “uncut” version, which is usually reserved for home video releases and results in a rather dubious difference in content of the film. However, we’re talking about the Cronenberg family in this case, and the small theatrical run during this pandemic is perhaps allowing such a cut of film to grace the big screen. As I stumbled across snippet-sized details of Brandon…
I always feel a bit guilty as I approach many of these older (pre-70s) horror films with quite a bit of trepidation, and perhaps with that guilt modifier applied, my expectations are appropriately adjusted because for the most part, I’m fairly impressed. The Skull was no different, and I walked away from the film impressed.
Peter Cushing is a collector of oddities with a fascination for the occult, so after some hard negotiations, he finds himself the new owner of…
I was quite taken aback with how captivating this film was; it probably helps that I entered into the viewing with fairly low expectations. I had just listened to a podcast about Cronenberg’s remake of the Fly, and they talked briefly about its sequel (of which Cronenberg had no involvement). While it’s easy to agree that this sequel is miles behind, it wouldn’t be fair to dismiss it entirely. There are some incredibly fun creature effects and…
What an incredible, beautiful and touching film. The animation, colours and style are perfectly balanced with the fantastical story that contains enough layers to not only warrant multiple viewings, but also offers something to all age groups. Don't be afraid to get emotional here as you fall headfirst into this film.