Hold the Dark (2018)

Aging, morose naturalist Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright) is summoned to a remote Alaskan village a few days after a woman’s young child is taken by wolves. The mother, Medora Sloane (Riley Keough) greets Core with long, whispered poetic soliloquies about her...

The Stepfather (1987)

The Stepfather is a 1987 horror film that spawned two fairly campy sequels and one remake; it was Stepfather II that first introduced me to the franchise. At the time, covertly watching late-night cable at a friend’s house,¬†I was just a young sprog with little...

The Shallows (2016)

Until I watched The Shallows I guess deep down I didn’t think we had another good shark film in the tank (yuk yuk). I mean we really lucked out with¬†Jaws: a horror-drama rather than true eco-horror, well-paced with perfect humor and chemistry. We’ve had a...

TV Time! “The Sinner” (2017)

Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel) is a thirtysomething wife and mother to a young child. She works with her husband Mason (Christopher Abbott) in the family air conditioning business, in upstate New York. She obviously loves her husband and child; the viewer, however, can...

Weekly Round-Up: Fever Lake

What kind of week is it when all I’ve managed to watch is a bottom-of-the-barrel Corey film? To be fair, I’ve been working pretty hard at binge-watching “Brooklyn 99” to prepare for the new season, and reading grim British detective novels....