Film reviews and more

Month: August 2016

Film Review: The Shallows

★★★☆☆ The monster is always a metaphor. Life, death, loss, grief, fears, desires. In Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Shallows, the extravagantly proportioned great white shark relentlessly stalking surfer-meal Nancy (Blake Lively) represents the raw power that is the grieving process. Heading […]

DVD Review: Solaris

★★★★☆ Science Fiction has regularly posited big timeless existential questions, even if the genre itself often superficially sports the kind of shiny furniture and fashion which rapidly dates. 2001: A Space Odyssey boldly offers the expanse of human history though […]

DVD Review: Count Yorga Collection

★★★☆☆ There are few who now remember the Count Yorga films, loose, modern reworkings of Dracula. Both films were modestly successful on their 1970 and 1971 releases despite their slip into relative obscurity. Beating both the 70s blaxploitation classic Blacula […]