A Brief History of Evil Children in Horror MoviesRich Juzwiak · 10/30/15 11:52AM
In celebration of Halloween, we took a shallow dive into the horror subgenre of evil-child horror movies. Weird-kid cinema stretches back at least to 1956’s The Bad Seed, and has experienced a resurgence recently via movies like The Babadook, Goodnight Mommy, and Cooties. You could look at this trend as a natural extension of the focus on domesticity seen in horror via the wave of haunted-house movies that 2009’s Paranormal Activity helped usher in. Or maybe we’re just wizening up as a culture and realizing that children are evil and that film is a great way to warn people of this truth.
Five Gay Movies You Should See at NewFestRich Juzwiak · 10/22/15 11:58AM
Stonewall was a travesty, and Looking was canceled to many gay men’s dismay, but gay pop culture is thriving in 2015, provided you know where to find it. This year gave us Peter Strickland’s brilliant The Duke of Burgundy. (On the trans side of things many would also use the word “brilliant” to describe Sean Baker’s trans sex-worker comedy Tangerine, though the love people profess for that film boggles my mind.) Uptown, MoMA is currently running Stephen Winter’s exploration of race, sexuality, and exploitation, Jason and Shirley, while downtown at the IFC Center, Sebastián Silva’s gay-not-gay Nasty Baby opens tomorrow.
Victoria Is an Insane 138-Minute Movie Filmed in One Continuous TakeRich Juzwiak · 10/09/15 12:50PM
One night in Berlin, a young woman from Spain meets a group of local guys while leaving a nightclub. She clicks with one of them, and so she decides to hang out with the group. Instead of being repelled when they attempt to break into a car that isn’t theirs, she’s enticed. They kick off a wild night that involves ominous drug dealers, heist, baby-theft, peril at almost every turn, and more partying. And it’s all captured in one single take.
Sony Pictures Is Excited About Its Biopic on "Iconic Singer" Miles DavisAndy Cush · 08/06/15 10:20AM
The Human Centipede 3 Trailer Proposes a Solution to Prison OvercrowdingRich Juzwiak · 05/06/15 01:14PM
Tasteful as always, the final chapter in the franchise that is the cinematic equivalent of chewing up food and showing it to people before swallowing is out May 22.
Oh God the Trailer for the New Creepy Woody Allen Movie Is HereAleksander Chan · 04/29/15 02:01PM
Woody Allen, still standing accused of sexually abusing his adoptive daughter, still making movies with Academy Award nominees. In his next film, Irrational Man, Emma Stone, his latest muse/obsession, plays a college student who falls for her professor (Joaquin Phoenix). Gotta love those relevant power dynamics.
A Conversation About It Follows, 2015's First Must-See Horror MovieRich Juzwiak · 03/13/15 09:23AM
David Robert Mitchell's It Follows is like nothing we've seen before, and yet it owes so much to what came before it. A cross-breeding of tropes from the past 40 years of horror cinema, the movie is gorgeously shot, vividly told, and full of teen characters that have an unusual amount of compassion for each other. At its center is Jay (played by The Guest's Maika Monroe) who contracts an STD that makes her see visions of ghosts following her. The only way to avert death is to pass on the bug.
Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter Director Albert Maysles Dead at 88Rich Juzwiak · 03/06/15 01:39PM
John Carpenter Makes Music, Likes Taylor Swift, Wants To Be KingRich Juzwiak · 01/30/15 03:45PM
He's best known for dabbling in the macabre, but when I talked to the 67-year-old director/musician John Carpenter by phone earlier this week, he told me he was "just delighted." We were discussing his new (and first) album John Carpenter's Lost Themes and the glowing reception it has received thus far. Carpenter is best known for directing horror movies like Halloween and 1982's The Thing, as well as gritty action fare like Escape from New York, but all the while he's been composing music (in fact, he has scored most of this movies, including all of the aforementioned).
Paul Feig's All-Ladies Ghostbusters Casts McCarthy, Three SNL FavoritesAleksander Chan · 01/27/15 05:02PM
Here Are Your 2015 Oscar NomineesAleksander Chan · 01/15/15 09:10AM
The Voices Is A Movie About Cats Telling Ryan Reynolds to Kill PeopleAleksander Chan · 01/08/15 03:40PM
If you could tell Ryan Reynolds to do anything, what would it be?
Kristen Wiig's Difficult Welcome to Me and More: TIFF Dispatch OneSara Black McCulloch and Fariha Roísín · 09/10/14 01:26PM
Is On-Screen Text Messaging the Future of Cinema?Kelly Conaboy · 08/20/14 02:40PM
Get Ready for a New Power Rangers MovieSarah Hedgecock · 05/07/14 02:30PM
Disney CEO Confirms "at Least Three" Star Wars Spinoff MoviesSarah Hedgecock · 05/07/14 10:13AM
Josh Hartnett Could Have Played Every Superhero That Ever WasSarah Hedgecock · 05/01/14 10:31AM
The New Trailer for Godzilla Is Out to Destroy Us AllSarah Hedgecock · 04/29/14 12:00PM
The new Asian trailer for the Godzilla reboot was released on Monday, and it's already fulfilling everyone's hopes and dreams for an awesome monster movie.
Shailene Woodley Has Cancer, Sex in New Fault in Our Stars TeaserSarah Hedgecock · 04/28/14 02:42PM
The new trailer for The Fault in Our Stars is out, and it seems to exist mostly to assure book fans that it's not veering off track. It looks like the cigarette metaphor, the cheesy support-group leader, and Hazel's explanation of love as being like sleep all made the cut.