Everywhere it’s: Signs!

A few weeks ago, I went to see A Quiet Place. That movie was a’ight, but you know what it reminded me of? Another movie in which a hapless family is tormented by (allegorical?) aliens with a completely weaksauce weakness. That’s right, I’m talkin’ about Signs! Signs...

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...
TV Time! “Tennison” (2017)

TV Time! “Tennison” (2017)

“Are you watching ‘Prime Suspect’?” my partner calls into the living room as he prepares dinner. “No.” I tell him. Then, “… but ‘Prime Suspect’ is the spiritual antecedent.” In this case, I was speaking...
Venom (1981)

Venom (1981)

A rather unpleasant thriller, Venom combines the bleakness of a kidnapping drama with a bit of eco-horror in this film, which at times reads like a made-for-television effort. Apparently besieged with creative and personnel difficulties – director Tobe Hooper...