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SXSW Film Festival 2017 Preview
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SXSW Film Festival 2017 Preview

The annual mid-March South by Southwest (better known as SXSW) shindig has just about everything going for it. Taking place in hip Austin, it’s perhaps best known as a musical festival, but the film portion has grown in importance as the years roll by, premiering exciting new releases from big […]

Film Review

You’re Next (2011)

The home invasion movie has been a staple of the horror genre for a long time. In fact, it probably stretches further back than any of us can imagine (I think back to the original version of The Desperate Hours). With You’re Next, director Adam Wingard, with a script from […]

Feature, Film Review

You’re Next (2013)

If a comedy is a game of rugby, then horror is the dressage phase of a three day equestrian event. There is a rigid formal structure to, er, cleave to, and success or failure is eked out of nuances and minor variations within that sturdy frame. All the more so […]

Feature, Film Review, Reviews

V/H/S (2012)

The anthology horror movie has seen many hits and misses over the years. As has the “found footage” film. So bringing the two together to make a “found footage” anthology horror movie could either be the best or worst idea ever. Thankfully, with the talent behind and in front of […]

Film Review

A Horrible Way To Die (2010)

Sitting in the same area of discomfort as Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer and Snowtown, A Horrible Way To Die may not quite work as well as those two movies but it’s still an impressive, unsettling work that shows the mindset of a serial killer and the impact he […]