Tag Archives: COVID-19 crisis

Del Toro’s dark fantasy a darker reality in ‘Nightmare Alley’

10/10 Nightmare Alley is a macabre masterpiece of despair, cynicism and sin. It would be too simple to call this writer/director/producer Guillermo del Toro’s best work, but it is certainly his most refined and most cruel. End of the line, … Continue reading

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M. Night can’t handle interesting ‘Old’ premise

4/10 Like many, I’ve spent the past year looking for shining glimmers of normalcy wherever I can find it. I took in the Super Bowl, like I do every year, hunting for movie trailers, listing who’s confident enough to shell … Continue reading

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Did they really do a full Academy Awards show for 2020?

I spent January dicking around, procrastinating on the usual year-end routines for a film writer. Going through those particular motions after 2020, acting like we’d gotten a full slate of movies, felt dishonest. It felt boring. I didn’t do a … Continue reading

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Dreamy ‘In the Earth’ kicks off the era of COVID reaction films

7/10 In the Earth is meant to be a better class of COVID-19 era horror, and it’s all right. It certainly has the pandemic on its mind, at least. In the throes of a global pandemic, park ranger Alma (Ellora … Continue reading

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