Review: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)

It’s a sweltering summer in a nameless American city and a serial killer has begun preying on cops. The killer is offing them by using gruesome and inventive death traps themed around the victims’ sins — one p...

Review: Lovecraft Country (2020)

One of the main things you have to remember about horror icon H.P. Lovecraft is that he was crazy racist. Not just “for his time,” although Lovecraft’s life spanned a period — 1890 to 1937 — not especi...

Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

I think the first thing we have to acknowledge is that the version of Zack Snyder’s Justice League currently doing the rounds is not the version we would have — perhaps — gotten in cinemas if Zack Snyder had b...

Review: Psycho Goreman (2020)

If you imagine a riff on E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) but with the kindly alien botanist swapped out for a bloodthirsty intergalactic warlord who’d look right at home in a GWAR music video, you’re on the ...

Review: Coming 2 America (2021)

Coming 2 America, the new sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy vehicle, is a celebration. Of the original film, of African American culture, and specifically of Eddie Murphy himself, one of the greatest come...

Review: Wrong Turn (2021)

I am pretty sure I saw the original Wrong Turn (2003) back in the day, but I remember almost nothing about it apart from the basic premise and the fact that Eliza Dushku — now and forever Faith from&...

Review: Mank (2020)

Holed up in the remote North Verde Ranch in California’s Mojave Desert and nursing a broken leg, veteran screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman), acclaimed and notorious in equal measure, scratches awa...

Review: The Craft: Legacy (2020)

There’s no reason a long lead sequel to The Craft couldn’t work. The 1996 teen witch supernatural thriller is a cult classic for a reason, and of all the goth/horror cinema that came out in the mid-’...

Review: Antebellum (2020)

The first 40 minutes or so of Antebellum is straight-up torture porn. That’s not a term I throw around lightly. Indeed, it’s not a term I use much, as its chief function is to delegitimize the sur...

Review: An American Pickle (2020)

In the early 20th century, Jewish immigrant Herschel Greenbaum (Seth Rogen) is accidentally knocked into a vat of brine at the Brooklyn pickle factory where he works. Preserved for a century, he is awakened in...