Posts Tagged ‘film criticism’
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Jeffrey Combs stars as the mentally unhinged scientist Herbert West in 1985's "Re-Animator," Stuart Gordon's cult-classic adaptation of a series of H.P. Lovecraft stories.

Class of 1985: “Re-Animator”

To call “Re-Animator” campy and leave it at that seems a knee-jerk reaction to discredit, or disregard, the clear skill behind an excellent American horror movie.
Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman play a father and son trying to survive a mobster's wrath in "Run All Night," a 2015 Warner Brothers release.

Run All Night

A well-made movie that could have been better, in which the quiet, talkie parts are more interesting than the mayhem.

Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) are the emotions driving the mind of a young girl named Riley in "Inside Out," a 2015 Pixar film.

Inside Out

Pixar has got its mojo back with this fun, colorful movie that offers a little into how each of us might tick.
Lin Shaye stars as Elise, a medium trying to save a young girl from a persistently nasty demon, in "Insidious: Chapter 3," a 2015 Gramercy Pictures release that serves as a prequel in the franchise.

Insidious: Chapter 3

By twisting usual gotcha-scare geometry just enough to goose you and thoughtfully mulling the psychology of paranormal belief, this prequel proves the best of its bunch.

Judith Vittet is Miette and Ron Perlman is One in "The City of Lost Children," a 1995 release directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro.

Class of 1995: “The City of Lost Children”

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's arrival as a fairytale filmmaker extraordinaire finds him, with a rapscallion's wit, pulling back the tent to welcome us inside his wild mind.
Kennedi Clements stars in the 2015 remake of "Poltergeist," directed by Gil Kenan and released by 20th Century Fox.

Poltergeist (2015)

This rejiggering of the 1982 classic is reminiscent of “Poseidon” or 2005’s “The Amityville Horror” — a significantly shorter simulacrum that works on its own single-serving terms.