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  • Two on a Guillotine

    Two on a Guillotine

    ★★★½

    I recently heard a podcast describe William Castle as a Goth Walt Disney. Castle didn't direct this, but it's certainly borrowing from him. It stars Disney stalwart Dean Jones, even though it's a Warner Bros. pic. So it's easy to imagine this as a sort of William Castle's Haunted Mansion. Castle however would have cut 22 minutes of the fat though. Not bad, but most Castle flicks are better.

  • The House on Sorority Row

    The House on Sorority Row

    ★★★½

    Pretty solid slasher effort. Had I seen this when I was a teenager, it probably would have made a bigger impression on me. Definitely has some Black Christmas vibes, but the last 15 minutes are pretty great.

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★

    Before I pressed play I thought, “Okay movie- show me why you are nominated and Ma Rainey and Soul aren’t.” And it does offer a great argument. I don’t know if it is better than those two, but this is way better than I thought it would. I sort of rolled my eyes when I read the synopsis, another family drama about an ailing old parent, and I don’t think I was wrong to be skeptical there. However, since this…

  • The Letter Room

    The Letter Room

    ★★★½

    Enjoyable. Felt kind of like a Raymond Carver story.