Written by Alexander Reams "Selick’s 13-year absence has been sorely felt, but with the power of Key & Peele, and Selick’s mastery of stop motion, “Wendell & Wild” is a testament to the power of stop motion and an example … Continue reading.
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Written by Alexander Reams "Damien Leone’s first feature outing with Art the Clown (portrayed in all 3 projects by David Howard Thornton) was with the horror anthology “All Hallows Eve” and the popularity of the degenerate clown exploded..."… Continue reading.
VIFF 2022: Hopper: An American Love Story
Written by Alexander Reams "Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” is one of my favorite paintings. It's simple but the use of oil paint provides a realist quality while still feeling separate from the real world. Phil Grabsky’s latest entry in the..."… Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams "From the somewhat poignant opening where Poitier narrates his upbringing, it begins its path on the paint-by-numbers trail that director Reginald Hudlin (“Marshall,” “The Black Godfather”) follows up until the credits. Poitier is a..."… Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams "...“Ends” is the definitive conclusion that the “Halloween” franchise has needed for a long time."… Continue reading.
NYAFF 2022: Perhaps Love
Written by Alexander Reams "I am a big fan of slapstick comedy, especially when it’s used properly. It’s used far too seldom in film and while I appreciate director Cho Eun-ji's sophomore effort, her use of slapstick comedy is too … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams "Morgen’s at his strongest with his editing, working through the archives that he was granted access to images, sculptures, footage, and more, and including sequences that are exceptionally filmed and glorious to see on the big … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams "Tracking shots have become somewhat of a gimmick in modern filmmaking, the digital arena has made it easier to imitate the visceral experience of a tracking shot and there are times where filmmakers can use this … Continue reading.
NYAFF 2022: Terrorizers (2021)
Written by Alexander Reams "It’s not until the 21-minute mark that we see the emotion that gives this film its name, terror, we know the attack is coming, it's been advertised and frequently shown in plot descriptions. An attack on … Continue reading.
The Silent Twins
Written by Alexander Reams "The true story of Jennifer and June Gibbons is a tragic one, finding connection through only each other, while not speaking to anyone else. Their accounts of their childhood are full of bullying, meanness, and racist … Continue reading.