The Best of 2018

The top ten Phantom ThreadShoplifters120BPM (Beats Per Minute)SuspiriaAnnihilationThe Miseducation of Cameron PostWidowsBlack PantherFirst ManLady Bird Film Of The YearPhantom Thread "Despite their varying ways of hiding and protecting themselves, Reynolds and Alma are two of the most intimate and open characters that Anderson has yet presented us with, when wounded and when wicked." A beguiling, … Continue reading The Best of 2018

Review: Suspiria (2018)

Director: Luca Guadagnino Stars: Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth It's an old truism that we communicate far more through our body language than we ever do verbally. How we carry ourselves. Our posture. The amount of eye contact we maintain. All of these things are indicators. Tells of the feelings we have and the … Continue reading Review: Suspiria (2018)

List: 50 Greatest Horror Films (25-1)

Let us continue then. Compiling this list hammered home for me the diverse nature of the beast at hand. Horror has so many subcategories. Vampire pictures. Zombie pictures. Portmanteau films. Found footage. And horror arrives at different tempos. There are the zany comedies. The restrained chillers. The gonzo gorefests. The brutally nihilistic. And, as in … Continue reading List: 50 Greatest Horror Films (25-1)

Why I Love… #7: Suspiria

Year: 1977 Director: Dario Argento Stars: Jessica Harper (Suzy Bannion), Stefania Casini (Sara), Eva Axén (Pat Hingle), Udo Kier (Dr. Frank Mandel), Alida Valli (Miss Tanner), Barbara Magnolfi (Olga) Genre: Horror Suspiria comes crashing at you like a mad, galloping racehorse. From the cacophonous drum roll that kicks in from the very first frame of … Continue reading Why I Love… #7: Suspiria