Netflix recently dropped The Ritual – a suave British horror movie which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film represents a sophistication in style for modern horror, with it’s True-Detective-deer-stag-horn, Blair-Witch-sticks, Wicker-Man aesthetic, and just a dash of Yellow Brick Road (2010).
Author: Chas Farrow
A man who likes films so much… He married one.
Deserted Island Movie Collection: Undoubtedly has to be the collected works of Arnold Grossman, in particular the 2015 film ‘The Boat Builder’ starring Christopher Lloyd.
Best Movie Snack: Roasted Coconut. Wait? Are we still on the deserted island?
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Those, like me, who weren’t alive in the 1970’s won’t remember the heyday of National Lampoon magazine. As a collector of satirical magazines like Mad, and Punch, I’d go so far to suggest that one thing A Futile and Stupid Gesture, the Netflix biopic about Doug Kenney, co-creator and lifeforce behind this Harvard born soft pornographic rag, falling somewhere between Playboy, Mad and the New Yorker in its haphazard content – is that the magazine wasn’t actually very funny.
Maybe it’s with good reason that there are a number of contributing factors to the poor reception of the upcoming horror film Slender Man, based on a character from an internet Creepypasta.
You know the feeling; you’re scanning through the endless titles on a streaming service, you’ve been burned before, taking a risk on an unknown Netflix original film. Will it be as ridiculous as Bright? Or good, like, um… I’m sure there was a good Netflix original film we all liked, right? Just can’t think of anything right now is all… Off the top of my head… They’re there though. Surely. Aren’t they? Surely. Sure they are.
As the opening credits for Steven Spielberg’s The Post appeared on screen, my nostrils expanded and contracted, picking up a heavy, familiar scent; stale cigarette smoke.
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Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel comes at a tumultuous time in the Hollywood film industry, and the film’s exploration of the seedy underbelly of Coney Island in the 1950’s is somehow culturally relevant.
If you’re looking for the most outrageous and brilliant trash to watch in December, then it’s pretty hard to go past the trailer for Another WolfCop, the comedic sequel to 2014’s WolfCop.
If you’re appetite is for 1980’s horror nostalgia, or hipster burger joints, the twenty-teens is apparently the perfect time to be alive.
In life, you don’t get the future you deserve, but the one that resembles you the most.
In 1922, a female victim is wrongly murdered and thrown into a country well, only to return and haunt the terrified protagonist in the form of a vengeful spirit.
If you’ve never been to the annual Mermaid Parade held in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, then you’re missing out on one of the seven jaw-dropping spectacles of the modern world.