Goodnight Mommy

Release: Friday, September 11, 2015 (limited) [Vimeo] Written by: Severin Fiala; Veronika Franz Directed by: Severin Fiala; Veronika Franz This piece is my latest contribution to Mr. Rumsey's Film Related Musings. After a lot of anticipation having read some of the great reviews out there, I finally had a chance to check out Austria's attempted, but unfortunately not accepted, … Continue reading Goodnight Mommy

The Witch

Release: Friday, February 19, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Robert Eggers Directed by: Robert Eggers In Robert Eggers' feature film debut a certain amount of faith is required. Faith in a relatively unfamiliar cast, in the Colonial-period pressure cooker a young writer-director throws us into; faith that something terrible is going to come of all of this. Much of that faith … Continue reading The Witch

The House on Pine Street

Release: Friday, February 27, 2015 (limited)  [Vimeo] Written by: Aaron Keeling; Austin Keeling; Natalie Jones Directed by: Aaron Keeling; Austin Keeling This piece is my latest contribution to Mr. Rumsey’s Film Related Musings. As always James, thanks for hooking this one up. The House on Pine Street is a well-crafted haunted house indie that, while possessing many classic genre traits, overindulges in the … Continue reading The House on Pine Street

Bound to Vengeance

Release: Friday, June 26, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Rock Shaink Jr.; Keith Kjornes Directed by: José Manuel Cravioto Bound to Vengeance is bound to suffer a short life of critical derision and audience dissatisfaction before falling completely into obscurity, and that's kind of a shame. It's never easy watching a film squander its potential and so quickly. You've … Continue reading Bound to Vengeance

Housebound

Release: Friday, October 17, 2014 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Gerard Johnstone Directed by: Gerard Johnstone Housebound heralds the arrival of a creative new talent in Gerard Johnstone, and though not always the most confident, his feature film debut functions as a perfectly harmless distraction that adds a few amusing wrinkles in the fabric of haunted house horror. It centers around a young, moody … Continue reading Housebound

Clinger

Release: Friday, October 23, 2015 (limited) [Vimeo] Written by: Michael Steves, Gabi Chennisi, Bubba Fish Directed by: Michael Steves This review is my third contribution to Mr. Rumsey's Film Related Musings. I'd like to thank James for providing me the opportunity to take a look at this film. Clinger tells a story about an obsessive young man who, after losing his life in … Continue reading Clinger

Creep

Release: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 [Netflix] Written by: Patrick Brice; Mark Duplass Directed by: Patrick Brice Creep is Brice's directorial debut, pairing the writer-director with master of strange Mark Duplass of mostly independent film fame. As with his sophomore effort The Overnight the less I mumble on, the higher Creep's potential to surprise becomes. And if I'm not just … Continue reading Creep

Maggie

Release: Friday, May 8, 2015 [iTunes] Written by: John Scott III Directed by: Henry Hobson In defense of a very deliberately paced, melancholic film misleadingly billed as a thriller, Maggie serves as Arnold Schwarzenegger's finest hour (and a half). Of course, describing Arnie's role here as the best thing he's ever done may seem a relative compliment. There has been … Continue reading Maggie

The Babadook

Release: Friday, November 28, 2014 (limited)  [Redbox] Written by: Jennifer Kent Directed by: Jennifer Kent It's official. I'm in love with horror once again. It's some kind of feat the hype surrounding Jennifer Kent's much-acclaimed horror film has gotten to the point where it feels like watching the 'scariest film in years' this far into 2015 is, yeah, a little like … Continue reading The Babadook