Malignant (2021)

Over the years, James Wan has grown to become a household name associated with a string of highly successful and sustainable genre properties. Interestingly, since his auspicious debut Saw, whose success was in no small part helped by Wan’s collaborator Leigh Whannell, the audiences have come to recognize his works as original brands, even though they were … Continue reading Malignant (2021)

The Wes Craven Retrospective: Summer of Fear (1978)

Not everyone knows that apart from writing and directing theatrical features that greatly influenced the development of genre filmmaking, Wes Craven ventured outside this bubble in search for other opportunities. In fact, right after making The Last House on the Left he ventured into hardcore pornography (allegedly because indie filmmaking wasn’t exactly lucrative) and those skilled in … Continue reading The Wes Craven Retrospective: Summer of Fear (1978)

The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 33 (Free Fire)

Rarely does it happen when not only do we all agree on a stance towards a film, but also that we’re not exactly positive on it either. But here we are. In this episode we are trying our level best to talk about Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire.

Minari (2020)

Every year there’s at least one movie that will touch me personally and force me to reflect upon my own life experiences: films like The Farewell, Mid90s, Soul, or The Big Sick. Although they often don’t act like a full-blown mirror I can see myself in, I do end up latching onto very specific aspects of their stories, some characters, themes, ideas … Continue reading Minari (2020)

The Implicit Irony of The New CANDYMAN

If there’s one word that neatly summarizes the new Nia DaCosta-directed addition to the Candyman series, it is the word ‘gentrification’. But there is a subtle hint of irony baked into this assessment, which I am not entirely sure the filmmakers were completely aware of.

Candyman (2021)

If I remember correctly, and you will have to forgive me if I don’t because when I last read Clive Barker’s The Forbidden people were obsessing over tamagotchi and the Y2K bug, the character of Candyman wasn’t originally tied to any race, nor did it have an origin story of any kind. Only after Barker’s novella was adapted for … Continue reading Candyman (2021)

The Night House (2020)

Warning! There is absolutely no way I could write anything I’d be remotely happy with without ruining the experience of watching this film. Proceed at your own risk.  On its surface, the David Bruckner-directed The Night House presents itself as a conventional play on a ghost story with a compelling mystery propelling the story along. However, there’s … Continue reading The Night House (2020)


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