Tagged: thriller

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I Do Movies Badly: Frailty

Unlike some films (here’s looking at you, The Usual Suspects), Frailty holds up very well on a second viewing, probably because there’s more to it than just the twist, like the honest depiction of emotional abuse and the culmination of the film’s cynical...

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Spree: Post Modern, by David Bax

Self-documentation and broadcast is so commonplace now that describing Eugene Kotlyarenko’s Spree as a “found footage” movie is like calling your phone a “cellphone.” It’s a vestigial term that marks the speaker as a remnant of a time when the...

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I Do Movies Badly: Fright Night

Happy 200th episode to and from I Do Movies Badly! But enough mushy stuff. Let’s talk about the original Fright Night, a film that seems to be find its queer coded vampire character infinitely more fascinating than the other characters but one that also...

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She Dies Tomorrow: Get It Over With, by David Bax

It may only be Amy Seimetz’s second feature directorial effort but she’s been around long enough–producing, writing and acting in great movies–that she’s able to gather an all-star cast of cool kids for her thrillingly metaphysical, depressingly hilarious She Dies...

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La Llorona: No Peace, by David Bax

Featuring both a group of people unable to leave home for an extended period of time and ongoing protests against social and racial injustice, Jayro Bustamante’s La Llorona is almost uncomfortably timely (although the latter, sadly, would not be out...

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I Do Movies Badly: My Bloody Valentine

There does seem at first to be something clever and subversive about setting a slasher film on Valentine’s Day…until you remember that Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday and My Bloody Valentine bungles the execution of what could have been an interesting...