SoS: In Defense of the Neeson/Collet-Serra Duo

Some of the best things in life come in pairs, and film is no different. No, I don’t mean sequels and/or remakes, because I think we all know how those often turn out. Instead, I mean those actors and directors who very frequently collaborate on films, so much so that it feels odd when the…

Shaping Future Days

Dear readers, or guys and gals if you know me personally, I’ve got some pretty awesome news to announce. This has been in development throughout the course of the weekend, but now it’s official. I am super excited to announce that I am now a contributor to the online publication Sound on Sight! I couldn’t…

It Follows (2015) – Erosion of the Youthtopia

One of the most legendary scenes in horror cinema occurs in Wes Craven’s Scream (1996), when Randy stops the Halloween VHS as Mr. Myers is about to make a crucial kill. The only logical reason to stop another great moment in horror movie history is to explain the rules of surviving a horror movie to…

The Top 20 Horror (ish) Films of the Decade So Far

One of the biggest parts of a film journalist’s time is figuring out a top-ten or top-five list for the end of each year. Depending on what kind of publication you’re working for, you could be creating genre-specific lists or something more comprehensive. Even more interesting, although perhaps difficult, to think about is a list…

WolfCop (2014) – …Need I Say More?

Turn your chairs backwards, because I’m about to level with you all. Maybe this will come as a surprise, maybe it won’t, but either way, here it goes: I don’t really gravitate towards ‘bad’ movies. Now, I’m sure that when I put quotation marks around that word, you all know I mean those films that…

Clinging to Life, Doing Just Fine: Horror Cinema in the Modern Era

The horror genre is a curious one for many reasons. Its history has been rather topsy-turvy to put it gently, and in recent decades a number of different movements have taken the genre by storm. Slasher films came and went during the 1980s, torture porn cemented its place in the mid to late 2000s, found…

M:I – Rogue Nation (2015) – A Franchise On Cruise Control

Heading into another weekend of watching the latest blockbuster(s) that Hollywood has to offer every summer, one question on my mind, and certainly a frequent conversation topic among my friends was this: how ageless is Tom Cruise? Sure, he may not look as young as when Brian De Palma’s Mission: Impossible was released in 1996,…