An urban legend and a novel mockumentary
I wrote three reviews for Cinema Axis's coverage of this year's Blood in the Snow film festival.
At least it will be better than whatever Paranormal Activity movie is releasing later this month, and that's worth something, right?
This is ordinarily the sort of movie I loathe, and yet I found myself really liking it. Why?
Scientists work to bring the dead back to life in this thoughtful science-fiction drama reminiscent of Primer.
Another found-footage movie we didn't need
An existential character study examining the relationships between three estranged half-sisters and their late mother, mostly showing instead of telling.
The makers of The House with 100 Eyes may intend it as a meta-satire, but if that's the case, they've not done a good enough job of making it clear.
If Dark Mountain were any more cynical, more generic or simply lazier, it would be named Found-Footage Movie and be directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer.
A fun slasher with a neat gimmick that keeps the audience engaged when the story sags.