Month in Review: October ’19

(Flicks a cockroach off keyboard) God! Leave me alone, Wounds!!!! October was certainly bloody and gutsy. I made a conscientious effort to increase the posting frequency while keeping the reviews tailored to the genres of horror/psychological thriller/gross-out (is that a genre? It feels like it should be a genre.) It was a risky approach, becauseContinue reading “Month in Review: October ’19”

Short, Sweet and Screamy: “Huluween” Reviews

There’s no denying short films have gotten short shrift on Thomas J. I’ve got a few stashed away here and there (and here, too) but the overwhelming majority of my total output has been focused on feature-length productions. And why not? It’s very difficult to review a short film and not spoil it! I’ve beenContinue reading “Short, Sweet and Screamy: “Huluween” Reviews”

The White Helmets

Release: Friday, September 16, 2016  [Netflix] Directed by: Orlando von Einsiedel Syria is a nation currently being torn apart at the seams as a multitude of political actors continue to wrestle control of its future away from one another. The better part of the last decade has been spent in bloodshed as coalitions of rebels, extremist groupsContinue reading “The White Helmets”

Hurricane

Release: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (Vimeo) [Vimeo] Written by: Christiano Dias Directed by: Christiano Dias This short film review is my latest contribution to Mr. Rumsey’s Film Related Musings. A tip of the hat to James, who runs the show over there. Hurricane is the brand new film from Christiano Dias, an experienced short film director who has managed to fit 20Continue reading “Hurricane”

Hell-Bent

Release: Monday, May 23, 2016 (YouTube) [YouTube] Written by: Shayne Kamat; Lorenzo Cabello Directed by: Foster Vernon The following piece is my latest contribution to Mr. Rumsey’s Film Related Musings. Thank you James for giving me the chance to talk about this new film student production. Hell-Bent is clearly the product of film student passion and represents somethingContinue reading “Hell-Bent”

In a Time For Sleep

Release: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 [Vimeo] Written by: Tofiq Rzayev; Mehmet Fatih Güven Directed by: Tofiq Rzayev This marks yet another collaboration I’ve had as part of the writing staff over at Mr. Rumsey’s Film Related Musings. A shout-out to James for passing the word on to me about this short film. In a Time for Sleep uses aContinue reading “In a Time For Sleep”

World of Tomorrow

Release: March 31, 2015 (Vimeo) [Netflix] Written by: Don Hertzfeldt Directed by: Don Hertzfeldt In memory of my mother. Profundity runs rampant in Don Hertzfeldt’s latest short film, World of Tomorrow. While a departure from his painstakingly hand-drawn catalog, the science behind the science fiction is remarkable in ways that only Hertzfeldt can be remarkable. That is to say,Continue reading “World of Tomorrow”

A Very Murray Christmas

Release: Friday, December 4, 2015 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Sophia Coppola; Mitch Glazer; Bill Murray Directed by: Sophia Coppola A Very Murray Christmas is kind of an odd package. It’s a fairly self-indulgent vanity project but only in the best way possible. I mean, how do you say ‘no’ to Bill Murray? It’s a movie but not aContinue reading “A Very Murray Christmas”

Decades Blogathon – The Taking of Luke McVane (1915)

Here we go! Welcome to the second entry in the Decades Blogathon, being hosted by myself and Mark from Three Rows Back! The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the fifth year of the decade. Mark and I will run a different entry each day (the first can be found on TRB and will be re-blogged here later). ItContinue reading “Decades Blogathon – The Taking of Luke McVane (1915)”

Wild Tales

Release: Friday, February 20, 2015 (limited)  [Theater] Written by: Damián Szifrón Directed by: Damián Szifrón Having a rough day at the office? Car get towed? Is your name Britt McHenry? Wild Tales may be exactly the movie you need to see today. Allow Argentinian Damián Szifrón to remedy your red-letter-day blues with a different kind of cinematic experienceContinue reading “Wild Tales”