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Jun 24 2019

Annabelle Comes Home – Movie Review

Annabelle Comes Home is a smashing scarefest reliant on a heavy mood established by enthralling performances, brooding cinematography, and Joseph Bishara’s dread-filled score. Looking for dramatic horror à la Ari Aster’s Hereditary or Jordan Peele’s Us? Go somewhere else. Writer/director Gary Dauberman has wrought a simple, yet thoroughly enjoyable bottle episode in The Conjuring universe, akin […]
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Jun 27 2018

Boundaries (2018)

In The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, it is written: “What we do now echoes in eternity.” A modern-day update of that would be a line from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s final soliloquy in Hamilton: “What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” We have a choice as to what kind […]
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Jun 9 2016

The Conjuring 2

When The Conjuring was released in 2013, I marveled at its daring step backwards to a time where scares were paramount, relying on mood, tension, and fear instead of the blood, guts, and crappy acting found in other contemporary horror movies. Director James Wan – who cut his horror teeth on the original Saw (which […]
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Jul 19 2013

The Conjuring

Every once in a while, a film comes along that hushes my bitching about mainstream horror. Last year it was the nerve-rattling “Sinister”, an atmospheric supernatural creeper that melded sub-genres to create something undeniably terrifying. It was a masterful exercise in tension, relying on our imaginations to do most of the heavy lifting. If not […]
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Jul 19 2013

The Conjuring

Say what you will about the Saw films, but the original film was (and still is) one of my favorite horror movies. Why? Director James Wan kept the mood tense and intense, relying on less gore than the sequels that followed. He created a very tight, suspenseful, jaw-torquing film that gets forgotten due to its […]
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