First Love Review
There are some filmmakers who have been around forever and only seem to have a handful of features under their belt. On the other hand, there are some who release features back to back, in rapid succession. Then, in a league of his own, there is Takashi Miike. With over one hundred films created and released since 1991, the master of the bizarre is back with his latest, First Love.
A corrupt cop and a low-level Yakuza [...]
Over the years, I have reviewed every caliber of movie their is. Everything from made-for-YouTube indie slashers and gore flicks to blockbuster horror, action, comedy, and even animated films. I have never, however, reviewed anything that has won major academy awards. I can finally say that has now changed, as I share my thoughts on Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite.
Looking for a way to get wealthy themselves, Ki-taek and his family weasel their way into the lives [...]
Ether Riders of the Narthrak Review
I may not live the busiest life, but it is still extremely difficult for me to lounge around and watch as many films as I’d like. Sometimes, with my work schedule and my pretty strict gym routine, I’m lucky if I even get two films in, any given week. It is times like this that I thank the good Lord for short films… although, after watching VRVLVM’s Ether Riders of the Narthrak, it seems that my thanks are more [...]
Zombieland: Double Tap Review
When the bigwigs in Hollywood deem a film to be a huge success, they usually don’t take too long to green light a sequel. I mean, it makes sense, right? If the first one made tons of money, you have to cash in one more time, before it’s too late. On the other hand, there are times when fans clamor for more and they just don’t get it. That seemed to be the case here, but we’ve finally got our [...]
I can’t tell you how many times I have sat in a theater, viewing trailer after trailer, shouting out, “oh, that is gonna be good!” Sometimes I am right, but sometimes I am totally and utterly wrong. On the other hand, there are times when I completely dismiss a film based on a preview that looks downright awful, only to be surprised by the actual full-length film. That is exactly what happened with Justin Dec’s Countdown.
The House by the Cemetery Review
After years of running this site, I have a confession to make. Even though I’ve taken the last name “Fulci” for my on-site persona, I have actually missed out on quite a few of the films made by my namesake, the maestro himself, Lucio Fulci. One that I actually have seen in the past, however, is his 1981 flick, The House by the Cemetery. Read on to see how revisiting this one went, years after my initial viewing.