The Craft Legacy (2020)

written and directed by zoe lister-jones blumhouse productions/columbia pictures/red wagon entertainment Man (cue ironic sound effect) is there a lot to unpack here. Less a legitimate horror picture, or even a reboot of the 1996 teen scream queen forerunner, than a thinly disguised manifesto of sorts about inclusion and acceptance, this high-school witchery drama occasionally … Continue reading The Craft Legacy (2020)

Get Out (2017)

written and directed by jordan peele blumhouse productions/qc entertainment So, this movie is of course “about” racism – both overt and latent – and comprises an intriguing spin on the cannibalism of African American culture for pasteurized Anglo pastimes, along with a pointed recasting of some disgraceful historical practices. This is achieved without too often … Continue reading Get Out (2017)

Halloween (2018)

DIRECTED BY DAVID GORDON GREEN BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS/MIRAMAX/TRANCAS INTERNATIONAL FILMS/ROUGH HOUSE PICTURES/UNIVERSAL Okay, look, I don’t particularly care that they’ve rejiggered the canon so this is the “sequel” to the 1978 original; it may as well be considered the true successor to Rob Zombie’s 2007 reboot for as much cachet as that accords it. “Michael Myers” … Continue reading Halloween (2018)

Split (2017)

directed by m. night shyamalan blinding edge pictures/blumhouse productions After watching this feature, I think I can better understand the opprobrium I’ve often seen hurled at its director in discussions of his oeuvre. Not that this is a bad movie, mind you; it does what it does fairly well, but it has a … credibility … Continue reading Split (2017)