Weird Reviews

Review: THE GREEN KNIGHT, Unsettling And Mesmerizing

There is a scene early in The Green Knight, where our 'hero', Gawain, thinks he has beaten the odds; he stepped forward when none of the knights at the Round Table dared to accept the Green Knight's odd challenge, and...

Cannes 2021 Review: BLOODY ORANGES Turns Savage in Cynical Satire

New French Burlesque meets Grand Guignol in Jean-Christophe Meurisse's latest comedy that mixes quirky and perverted.

Review: VAMPUS HORROR TALES, Spanish Horror Anthology Pays Tribute to The Past With Tales of Love And Tragedy

Mr. Fettes is the sinister and macabre grave digger, guardian of many creepy secrets. He buries the dead by day and unearths them at night for unspeakable purposes. He likes to be called Vampus and enjoys reading horror comics, especially...

Tribeca 2021 Review: ULTRASOUND, Indie Sci-fi Keeps You Guessing Right Until The Very End

Heading home during a heavy rainstorm, Glen’s car breaks down. He spots a house nearby and finds help from a chummy yet odd middle-aged man, Arthur, and his much younger wife, Cyndi. After a couple drinks and a warm shower,...

Tribeca 2021 Review: Family Dynamics Reach a Horrific Breaking Point in Horror WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING

As a powerful storm tears through town Melissa and her family seek shelter in their bathroom. When the storm passes they realize they are trapped inside Melissa thinks that it is something that she and her girlfriend Amy did the...

Tribeca 2021 Review: CREATION STORIES, Musical Biopic Becomes Hilarious Psychedelic Fable

Ewen Bremner, Leo Flanagan and Richard Jobson star in a drug-fueled biopic, directed by Nick Moran, about the founder of the label behind Oasis.

Tribeca 2021 Review: MY HEART CAN'T BEAT UNLESS YOU TELL IT TO, Vampire Horror, Family Drama

Patrick Fugit, Ingrid Sophie Schram and Owen Campbell star in a horror-thriller, directed by Jonathan Cuartas.

Review: TOO LATE, Sardonic Satire and Horrible Bosses

Most people have had a boss who is just a nightmare. Especially since the advent of mobile phones, laptops, and easy internet access, too many of our supervisors have decided that we must be awake and available at all house,...

Tribeca 2021 Review: WEREWOLVES WITHIN, Horror-Comedy Done Gorily Right

“Good fences make good neighbors,” a long-dead, if still wise, American poet, Robert Frost, once said in probably his best-known, most popular poem, "Mending Walls." It’s a lesson only a few denizens of the fictional town of Beaverfield, Vermont in...

Rotterdam 2021 June Part Review: JESUS EGON CHRISTUS, The Gospel of the Brand New World

Paul Arámbula, Sascha Alexander Gersak and Angelo Martone star in a film from Germany, directed by David Vajda and Sasa Vajda.

Rotterdam 2021 June Part Review: BLOODSUCKERS, Romantic Horror Comedy

Aleksandre Koberidze, Lilith Stangenberg, and Alexander Herbst star in a vampire comedy from Germany, directed by Julian Radlmaier.

Tribeca 2021 Review: AGNES, Exorcism, Anger, Faith, and Sandwich Dissection

What does it mean to have faith? What does it mean to be driven insane? These two questions might come from very similar places in the human psyche. This is especially true for those with little power or agency over...

Now Streaming: CINEMA TOAST, From the Bizarre to the Comedic in Retro Found Footage Experimentation

While pandemic times has brought a lot of difficulties and frustrations to the film and television industries, there are advtantages: given the limitations, people are forced to get creative. What kind of work can we make when we can't physically...

Review: AT NIGHT COMES WOLVES, A Shifting Focus and Insubstantial Story

Emotional abuse, when not accompanied by the physical, is often neglected and forgotten in discussions around the subject. But a person can be laid low by constant berating and belittlement, even if their abuser, on occasion, provides some solace of...

Berlinale 2021 Review: FOREST - I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE, Bite-Size Psychodramas of Everyday Horror

The Hungarian auteur Bence Fliegauf harnesses the virtue of ascetic filmmaking in the portmanteau film, consisting of civilization horror vignettes.

Blu-ray Review: EVENT HORIZON 4K

"Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see." Uttered in devious delight, this iconic line from Sam Neill's futuristic mad scientist Dr. Weir, has stuck in my head since Event Horizon's original 1997 theatrical release. Originally, the film had...

SXSW 2021 Review: SOUND OF VIOLENCE

After surviving a horrible childhood tragedy that took the lives of her whole family, Alexis has been chasing down sounds that help her experience the phenomena called Synesthesia. It is usually an involuntary experience in a second sense. Alexis sees...

Cinequest 2021 Review: THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, The Dark Bends of the Fragile Mind

We've barely begun to scratch the surface of how the human brains works; that strange grey muscle that contains all these chemicals vying for supremacy, our emotions swirling, bumping against each other, always, it seems, at the edge of madness,...

SXSW 2021 Review: THE SPINE OF NIGHT's Fantasy Revels In Rotoscoped Gory Glory

We live in a heyday of adult animation on television, but when it comes to feature length films, it's been a bit more sparse over the last couple of decades. Apart from brutally raunchy fare like the South Park film...

SXSW 2021 Review: BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION, A Compelling Conspiracy Thriller Can't Quite Stick the Landing

There's something about the unexplained and seemingly unexplainable that can turn the most rational person into a conspiracy theorist when they start to look too closely at details that were never meant to be put under a microscope. In Jacob...