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[Film Review] “Montauk Chronicles” (2015): A Gleeful Dive Down the Rabbit Hole

Being a guy who is familiar with UFO, paranormal and unexplained topics, I am well  aware of the Montauk Conspiracy theory. Now, I have the opportunity to view a new  pseudo-documentary about the topic, Montauk Chronicles. As with most films dealing with subject matter of this sort, the viewer better be ready to not only […]

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[Film Review] “The Stranger” (2014): Undying Nihilism Sinks Chilean Horror Film

Not to be confused with the Albert Camus novel of the same name — although it could be argued that there is a peppering of existentialism on display at times here amongst the nihilism — debuting director Guillermo Amodoe’s Chilean effort The Stranger offers up a fair share of moody brooding. The titular character, also […]

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[Film Review] “Goodnight Mommy” (2015): Duality Signifies Little

The Austrian horror film Goodnight Mommy  relies on one of the most recurring cinematic metaphors: mirrored  imagery. Film by its nature is based in reflective visuals, given that cameras record  as a literal mirrored image of those who are performing in front of them. It’s a concept that dwells deep within the most iconic images […]

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[Film Review] “The Visit” (2015): M. Night Shyamalan Returns to Horror with a Wickedly Humorous Hit

THE VISIT is the latest effort from once-popular director M. Night Shyamalan. Sneaking into theaters with little fan-fare and low expectations – but an interesting marketing campaign – the film is a low budget, found footage horror exercise released through Blumhouse Productions. Mentioning that the film is from this particular director is typically met with […]