It sounds like Greg White's sanguine film Separation is a downbeat and miserable affair, but it's actually quite a calm, confident, and gradually engaging thriller about one married couple, their mysterious daughter, and a handful of hidden secrets that feel a bit random at the outset, but quickly congeal into a satisfying little movie.
02/11/2014 - 3:30pm
A Field in England is not a traditional narrative. Those who enjoyed Mr. Wheatley's earlier films -- Down Terrace, Kill List, Sightseers -- will certainly appreciate what the director and his loyal team have concocted here, even if they don't fully "get" it. A movie need not be "deciphered" to be appreciated, and A Field in England is a perfect example of this theory.
02/10/2014 - 6:30pm
Here's a new indie horror flick about teenagers and haunted houses that isn't A) moronic, B) boring, or C) a formulaic retread simply hoping to cash in on one profitable weekend at the box office.
02/06/2014 - 7:30pm
A drab but likable school teacher (Uean Douglas) finds that he has inherited a a cavernous mansion in the Scottish Highlands. Despite a posthumous warning to stay far away from the estate, James visits the foreboding domicile and decides to stick around for a little while.
02/06/2014 - 6:30pm
If you've seen any of the marketing materials for the gleefully insane new horror movie Nurse 3D, then you probably know what you're in for: weird sex, graphic violence, and several familiar actors running through familiar motions before ending up gored on a rock or beheaded with a bone-saw.
02/03/2014 - 7:30pm
The Returned, for lack of a better phrase, is a "horror drama," and if that sounds like a warning, well, it's not. This is a smart, intense, and frequently tragic horror story.
01/31/2014 - 9:00pm
Torture Chamber is about a blind mother and her two sons: one is a good-hearted priest; the other is the second coming of Satan.
01/24/2014 - 10:00am
I, Frankenstein (2014) is about a clueless man who finds himself embroiled in a centuries-old super-feud between gargoyles and demons.
01/21/2014 - 3:30pm
Outpost 3: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2014) takes us back to 1945 and offers a fitfully amusing prequel to this progressively sillier indie horror franchise.