Knocking – Film Review

Following a traumatic experience, Molly (Cecilia Milocco) is dispatched from a psychiatric facility only to move into an apartment where strange knocking can be heard each night. Fearing for the worst, Molly falls down a dangerous rabbit hole to find the source of the knocking no matter the cost. Described as “twisty” and “claustrophobic”, director …

I Know What You Did Last Summer – Season 1 Spoiler Review | Amazon Prime Video

Lois Duncan’s classic novel was turned into two fan favourite slasher films in the late 90s (and a third straight-to-DVD sequel we don’t talk about). Amazon’s newly updated teen-sex & gorefest is nothing like those films. But what could’ve been an interesting take on the novel, turns into a frustratingly unfocused teen-drama that is anything …

Old Henry – Film Review

Tending to his farm, widowed farmer Henry (Tim Blake Nelson) and his son (Gavin Lewis) come across an injured man with a bag full of money. Their quiet life is quickly turned upside down when a group of men arrive looking for the injured man. When was the last time you watched a film and …

Cadejo Blanco – Film Review | TIFF ’21

Waking to find the disappearance of her sister, Sarita (Karen Martínez) travels to the coastal town of Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. Desperate for answers, Sarita dives headfirst into Puerto Barrios’ gang circle, risking her life and finding her courage along the way. From the outset, Cadejo Blanco is a “simple” tale about a woman’s determination to …

The Gateway – Film Review

Washed-up social worker with a slight hero complex, Parker (Shea Whigham), finds himself thrown deeper into the St. Louis crime underbelly when the father (Zach Avery) of his assigned family is released from prison. Struggling with demons of his own, Parker sets to write the wrongs of his past to prevent another child from growing …

Coming Home in the Dark – Film Review

When a peaceful picnic in rural New Zealand gets interrupted by two mysterious men, schoolteacher Hoagie (Erik Thomson – Storm Boy) and his family are irreversibly ripped apart and taken on a hellish joyride into the depths of the night. James Ashcroft’s ‘Coming Home in the Dark’ kicks things off shockingly effective. A parent’s worst …

The Boy Behind the Door – Film Review | Shudder

Earlier this year I saw ‘The Djinn’ by directorial duo David Charbonier and Justin Powell. It was an effective and creepy horror tale (on the cheap) about a mute boy that ends up getting more than he bargained for, when he makes a wish he can’t take back. While it was definitely worth seeing, it …

Black Medicine – Film Review

Jo (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) a disgraced, black market doctor finds herself thrust further into the criminal underbelly of Ireland after providing sanctuary for a young girl (Amybeth McNulty). Faced with a choice, Jo must decide to either continue down her own path of destruction or find redemption for her past. From a technical perspective, Black Medicine …

Review – Witch Hunt

Amendment XI : No person may practice Witchcraft in the United States of America. In present day America, female witches are publicly burned at the stake and considered a danger to the American way. Martha Goode (Elizabeth Mitchell) runs an underground railroad for witches in her house, through a system of signals she provides food …