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  • Possessor

    Possessor

    I rented Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor on Vudu. I went with the version that was specifically labeled uncut. The rental cost $5.99. 

    The movie features a high-concept plot about a body-snatchin’ assassin played by Andrea Riseborough (Mandy). Even before the title card flashes on screen, we get an opening sequence that gives us a taste of what Possessor is all about. 

    The filmmaking is elegant, careful, and cold. Tons of visual style. The technology we see in the film is clunky…

  • The Crow

    The Crow

    The absolute pinnacle of ‘90s goth.

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    Suspiria (2018) is like a burrito that you put too much shit in and it rips open. Its two and a half hour runtime is excruciating. 

    The movie constantly reminds us that its set in 1977 Berlin over and over again, to the point where one wonders if a German history book would be helpful to understand how or why any of it is relevant to the actual plot. 

    The new Suspiria also features one of the most seemingly pointless…

  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    I don’t even know where to begin with Pet Sematary (2019). It gets pretty much everything wrong. It is so miserably paced, it becomes just plain boring. 

    There are massive changes from the source material that seem to serve absolutely no purpose in the movie. I need to stress how gigantic and seemingly pointless these changes are. They are so distracting that any emotional weight completely evaporates from the tragic scenes. This is accentuated by some really poor CGI in…