The allegory of the rave: why Mother!’s greatest twist is its ultimate downfall

Where does one begin to talk about Darren Aronofsky’s most recent effort, Mother!? Much like the process of watching the film, that question sparks countless answers. A hybrid in style of one of his earliest efforts — Requiem for a Dream — and his most celebrated one – Black Swan – Mother!, in short, is… Read More The allegory of the rave: why Mother!’s greatest twist is its ultimate downfall

Yorgos Lanthimos makes stunning psycho-thriller debut with ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos came into the spotlight only a year ago with the release of The Lobster. The acclaimed film was set against a quirky premise: single people must find a mate within 45 days or be turned into animals and sent to the wild – sounds disastrous, but Lanthimos’s film-making skills coupled with… Read More Yorgos Lanthimos makes stunning psycho-thriller debut with ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

James Wan delivers a solid sequel to his celebrated hit ‘The Conjuring’

Back in 2013, famed movie director James Wan, known for hits such as Insidious and Saw, solidified his status as one of — if not the — best horror movie directors of our time with his acclaimed film, The Conjuring, which premiered to warm reception from fans and critics alike. Three years later, Wan is back… Read More James Wan delivers a solid sequel to his celebrated hit ‘The Conjuring’

“Deliver Us From Evil” underwhelms with already overdone premise

As my search for a creeptacular horror movie continues, I stop at Deliver Us From Evil, a 2014 horror-thriller directed by Scott Derrickson, from whom we saw the chilling Sinister in 2012 (one of the better modern horror movies, if I may add, save for that ending), and starring Eric Bana, Joel McHale, Édgar Ramirez, Sean… Read More “Deliver Us From Evil” underwhelms with already overdone premise