Right Now, Wrong Then

The Belko Experiment

Beauty and the Beast

Sylvio

Beyond the Grave (Porto dos Mortos)

Kong Skull Island (Spoiler Review)

Monstrous Spoilers on the Film Threat Podcast Episode VII

Game of Death

Trapped Alive

Spettacolo

Right Now, Wrong Then

Subtle. Leisurely. Repetitive. South Korean director Hong Sang-soo has created in Right Now, Wrong Then a groundhog day of an experience that flows slowly. As the film opens we meet Ham Chun-su, a semi famous art film director who has come to Suwon from Seoul to screen one of his films and speak to the … Continued

The Belko Experiment

Written by James Gunn and Directed by Greg McClean, The Belko Experiment has a similar plot to Battle Royale, but instead of Japanese children on an island, it’s American desk jockeys in Bogotá, Colombia trapped in their high-rise office who are the ones forced into a situation that necessitates them brutally killing each other. That’s … Continued

Beauty and the Beast

It’s hard to list all the things I found underwhelming about Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast film. To say that the original animated classic was a landmark in hand drawn animation is absolutely an understatement; nearly 26 years later, it still holds up as a wonderfully groundbreaking and gorgeous film. 2017’s Beauty and the … Continued

Sylvio

Perhaps doomed to go unnoticed on first viewing, there are lovely and thoughtful moments strung throughout Sylvio, made up of slow gazes and floating / falling particles. Dust in the sun light, bubbles in a fish tank and snow on a street corner provide temporary reprieve from reality and unexpected bursts of clarity for lead … Continued

Beyond the Grave (Porto dos Mortos)

  Opening a film with a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche is a reliable way to bum an audience out – not because of the towering existential dread that’s likely to follow, but rather because the oft-cited German philosopher is a staple of stoned college-freshman musings (“Yeah, bro, God really IS dead!”), and one risks creating … Continued

Kong Skull Island (Spoiler Review)

Just a friendly reminder, this is review is very spoiler heavy; if you haven’t seen the film yet but you’re curious, skip on over to Bill Arceneaux’s relatively spoiler-free review. This is diving deep into spoiler territory, and there’s no turning back. Still here? Cool. SPOILERS AHEAD. I loved Kong Skull Island, and I think … Continued

Monstrous Spoilers on the Film Threat Podcast Episode VII

Movies! Does The Belko Experiment succeed? How awesome is Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver? What about that new Wonder Woman trailer? And what is Lane 1974? Plus a spoiler-filled conversation about Kong Skull Island between Gore and Bench who reveal their love for all things TOHO.

Game of Death

After being a bit disappointed that The Belko Experiment wasn’t the dark comedy I was promised with the very misleading “Office Space meets Battle Royale” tagline, Game of Death satiated my appetite for a hilariously demented bloodbath extravaganza. This movie felt like a return to the cheesy 80’s horror films with outlandish premises like Death … Continued

Trapped Alive

Trapped Alive is a film that most people have never heard of… and some people would like it to stay that way. Shot under the title Forever Mine and written and directed by Leszek Burzynski (who has since made nothing of note), Trapped Alive died a quick death upon its initial release in 1993. Starring a cast of TV supporting … Continued

Spettacolo

  In the small Italian hill town of Monticchello, the residents put on a play every summer in the piazza. For more than fifty years the plays that they create begin with their own lives. First conceived as a way for them to talk about the town’s experiences in the Second World War, when the … Continued