The Outsider (2018) or – Oops! I joined the Yakuza

The Outsider is exactly what even a perfunctory glance at the byline would predict: a white-savior film set in gangsterland, in this case post-WW II’s Japanese yakuza. The film is pretty though. I mean, I always complimenting what I can, no matter what else goes...

Leprechaun (1993)

Ah, Leprechaun, early-nineties fairy tale horror and the first feature to hit the big screen in January of 1993. The film is a quarter century old and has inspired many knockoffs and parodies – and spawned six sequels. Despite the ridiculousness of its very...
Uninvited (1988)

Uninvited (1988)

Not to be confused with The Uninvited (1944) or The Uninvited (2009), you will nevertheless be confused by Uninvited (1988). As in, while watching you will occasionally ask yourself, “Is this movie really about a poisonous demonic cat that lives inside a regular...

Graduation Day (1981)

There is so much I enjoy about slasher films, but it is a genre I rarely dip into due to often intolerable quantities of misogyny, transmisogyny, homophobia, and ugly racist tropes. Every now and then a slasher is tame enough on these fronts I find it bearable to...