Author Archives: Kirby Nelson

Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Review

Anna and The Apocalypse Directed by John McPhail https://www.aatafilm.com/ Musicals were once an institute of American cinema but have only found sporadic success during the last half century. Some films might spin integral soundtracks but full on song and dance numbers are not particularly commonplace. Horror is not usually a genre known for its stage […]

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The House That Jack Built “The Director’s Cut” (2018) Review

The House That Jack Built (The Director’s Cut) Directed by Lars Von Trier www.ifcfilms.com/films/the-house-that-jack-built When the first reviews out of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival are “audiences walked out in disgust,” that’s usually the cue to head on in. The committee already imposed a ban on director Lars Von Trier for questionable comments in 2011 […]

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The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Review

The Possession of Hannah Grace Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen www.possessionofhannahgrace.movie/ “The Exorcist” is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year bearing the honorary title of “the scariest film ever made” and without a doubt could also be considered the most imitated. If not for the slasher boom born of the late 70s/early 80s hopes to […]

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Overlord (2018) Review

Overlord Directed by Julius Avery https://www.paramount.com/movies/overlord The horrors of war are well known; they’ve been disseminated through top of the day news, harrowing firsthand accounts, battlefield reenactments and demonstrating the immense power of the medium, in the moving pictures and soaring scores of films.  Most maintain, or at least attempt to preserve historical accuracy in […]

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Suspiria 2018 (Review)

Suspiria (2018) Directed by Luca Guadgnino www.suspiria.movie Italian horror cinema in the twentieth century is long, storied and highly influential; besides issuing many benchmark films (including arguably the first slasher, “Twitch of the Death Nerve”) The Boot even birthed their own cinematic Renaissance with the subgenre of Giallo. The Dons of dark cinema are an […]

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