2010s, 3.5/4, Horror, Review

Velvet Buzzsaw

As this movie ended, I was much more mellow about it. There are too many characters that needed paring back and I didn't think that the central horror mechanic really worked, but I found the movie entertaining enough on its own. I kept thinking about that mechanic, though, and I steadily grew in my appreciation… Continue reading Velvet Buzzsaw

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2010s, 3/4, Horror, Review

Halloween (2018)

David Gordon Greene is an interesting director. He started out with micro-budgeted independent films like Undertow and George Washington before falling in with Danny McBride (and James Franco) for Pineapple Express. He made small to medium budgeted studio stoner comedies for a few years while occasionally making tiny movies here and there like Joe. He… Continue reading Halloween (2018)

Writing

Crystal Embers: Chapter 4 – Past, Present, Future

Below is a sample chapter from my upcoming novel, Crystal Embers. Please pre-order the digital copy here. Physical copies will be available July 1, 2019. Regular movie posts continue below. This was not the same man who had gone to war six years before. That portrait Virginia kept in her mind had been gentle and sweet. He… Continue reading Crystal Embers: Chapter 4 – Past, Present, Future