The Disappointments Room

Release: Friday, September 9, 2016 [Theater] Written by: D.J. Caruso; Wentworth Miller Directed by: D.J. Caruso I would be more upset about the way this anti-thrilling psychological thriller turned out but I brought this upon myself. I knew what Rotten Tomatoes had said about it. I knew no one was talking about it. No one was in the … Continue reading The Disappointments Room

Morgan

Release: Friday, September 2, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Seth W. Owen Directed by: Luke Scott No movie, especially one dabbling in the science fiction genre, has an obligation to make the viewer feel all warm and cuddly inside. You can be both the coldhearted bastard and The Year's Best Movie, but if you plan on being as brutally dispassionate … Continue reading Morgan

Pod

Release: Friday, August 28, 2015 [Netflix] Written by: Mickey Keating Directed by: Mickey Keating The tradeoff for watching a movie as pointless as Pod is it won't be very taxing on your daily schedule. A scant hour-and-fifteen-minutes long, this half-baked story struggles to justify the full-length feature treatment and despite a few genuinely skin-crawling moments it fails to justify … Continue reading Pod

Clown

Release: Friday, June 17, 2016 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Jon Watts; Christopher D. Ford Directed by: Jon Watts Jon Watts' body horror film, a production slotted directly between his much-acclaimed debut thriller Cop Car and his shot at making Spider-Man cool again (again) is simple and direct. Unfortunately Clown is so stripped down it pretty much fails to register at … Continue reading Clown

Hellions

  Release: Friday, September 18, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Pascal Trottier Directed by: Bruce McDonald So if your 'Netflix-and-chill' night ever came down to a choice between sitting in total awkward silence and putting on a movie called Hellions, you'd be better off trying your luck with complete silence. Go ahead, make it as uncomfortable as possible … Continue reading Hellions

Windsor Drive

Release: Friday, August 28, 2015 (limited) [Vimeo] Written by: T.R. Gough Directed by: Natalie Bible' This review happens to be my fourth contribution to Mr. Rumsey's Film Related Musings. I'd like to thank James for giving me the chance to check this one out! While there are some momentary glimpses of inventive horror film-making, there's little doubt the short … Continue reading Windsor Drive

Zombeavers

Release: Friday, March 20, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Jordan Rubin, Jon Kaplan, Al Kaplan Directed by: Jordan Rubin Zombeavers is another one of those head-scratching concepts that happens to operate as both film title and plot synopsis. To be fair, a more in-depth plot synopsis would read something like: a bunch of horny teens -- a group that … Continue reading Zombeavers

Tusk

Release: Friday, September 19, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Kevin Smith Directed: Kevin Smith No walruses were harmed during the making of this film, though you better believe the human component didn't fair so well. Particularly those in the audience. Kevin Smith I find a gamble even at the best of times. His scripts, though often clever, intelligent -- … Continue reading Tusk