Movie Review: MALIGNANT

There’s a certain approach, a certain, shall we say, subtlety one expects of a specific type of movie, what we can call the INSIDIOUS approach, the kind seen in the THE CONJURING movies and the like. The supernatural threat is understated and creeping, slowly rising, often overlooked by any characters on the outside, perceived only…

THE CHOSEN Part Five: THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND THE MORNING AFTER Chapter Fourteen

Brian walked ahead of Gale down the corridor, his sword held with both hands; the bluish overhead lights glinting off the polished steel caused the runes and glyphs along the blade to stand out in bold relief. The air conditioning chilled him, the artificial breeze licking the sweat from his skin. His wet clothes stuck…

Is Nadja the Most Badass of the Vampires on WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS?

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS -- Pictured: Natasia Demetriou as Nadja. CR: Brendon Meadows/FX

Sexiest? Yes. (It’s the accent.) Smartest? No. Well, maybe. But that’s not really saying all that much, now is it? Funniest? How could anyone pick just one, as far as that goes? But Nadja may just be the most badass of the quartet. I would have said Nandor before, but after seeing the way she…

Ruminations on the New Season of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

Colin Robinson seemed to be acting a little out of character. Usually he is unflappable, not responding to the histrionics of his housemates. But we saw him getting testy. Why is that? I can only assume it’s setting up a storyline that will play out in future episodes. Some online gawkers are lamenting that the…

Catching up with that New Half-Season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY

The first of the “Double Feature” storylines, “Red Tide”, has thus far made its way to near the top of my favorite seasons of the series, for obvious reasons. The vampires in this episode I’m finding more satisfying than the ones depicted in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL. I dig this take on them, how creative…

Credit Where It’s Due

I’ve seen several articles as of late praising the new CANDYMAN (as they should) but some of them saying some version of the same thing, that the new film “reclaims” the story from its white creators. Besides not always sitting well with me because, sometimes, it feels like there is this faint hint of condemnation…