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'Midnighters' Review: Julius Ramsay's Directorial Debut Is A Fun Crime-Thriller

Midnighters isn’t always consistent, but it’s undeniably fun

When approaching a self-proclaimed Hitchcockian thriller, I proceed with caution. When you make me expect a Hitchcock-level thriller, you better deliver and many times they often disappoint. 592 more words

Movie Review

IN THEATERS (SF) - "Double Lover"

Double Lover (2018; Dir.: François Ozon)


By Daniel Barnes

*Opens Wednesday, February 14, at the Landmark Opera Plaza and AMC Kabuki in San Francisco, and the Rialto Elmwood in Berkeley. 163 more words

E Street Film Society

Book Review: The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn

This is the one. Think Hitchcock, New York Noir, and a life teetering on the edge of a dark hidden past and a claustrophobic, terrified future. 610 more words


Lamenting Leviticus: Joe Ahearne talks B&B

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)

A classic line from Leviticus’ Greatest Hits there, and one that still gets spun two millennia after its authoring by the more fundamentalist Christians in our society. 1,439 more words

DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

'The Batman' Director Matt Reeves Wants Film To Be Inspired By Hitchcock

It felt like it was only yesterday when we were getting news about the downfall of Ben Affleck’s The Batman over at Warner Bros. From Affleck disliking the script and reports stating the scripts in general weren’t up to par with the star’s standards only for Affleck to drop out of directing the film to focus on the acting portion. 364 more words


Maniac (1980, dir. William Lustig)

A mother-obsessed New York loner goes on a killing spree. De Palma-ish slasher, with the expected Hitchcock and giallo references. Maniac works because of its grubby style, its still-effective gore, decent direction, and a sweaty central performance.

Eamonn's Reviews

Plain, Simple Tom reviews . . . "10 Cloverfield Lane" (2016)

Another well received film of yesteryear, 10 Cloverfield Lane was one of those films that I had heard some good things about (I even blindly added John Goodman to my “Best Performances of 2016” list, based solely on the general buzz I was getting from fellow bloggers) but I decided to leave it, mainly because I hadn’t seen… 590 more words