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  • It's Alive III: Island of the Alive

    It's Alive III: Island of the Alive


    Cohen’s mistrust of those punkers—with their drugs, violence, and rape—is disappointing, but not unexpected. There’s also a lot of other dated aspects to the film’s satirical elements (The Cubans are our friends! They are people too!). And the older version of the monsters look goofy as hell.

     But: this is def my favorite of the trilogy. Best ideas, besr performances, best direction. It moves, it’s got more highlights, and it’s just generally not as ponderous as the last two. Fun. Mostly.

  • Halloween



    Me and Boone are back at THR to talk about our reservations about this new Halloween:

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  • The Void

    The Void


    As if Lucio Fulci had made The Thing. No, wait: as if Lucio Fulci's biggest fan had made The Thing. No, no, as if Lucio Fulci's biggest fan cross-bred The Thing with Night of the Living Dead. No wait it's Hellraiser and Lovecraft and oh god there's just so many unsynthesized influences here good god no waiiiiiit... More soon at

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight


    Dear Matt:

    I read your review of "The Hateful Eight" after watching the film last night. I agree with many of your arguments, but only a few of your conclusions. You say that you found the film's nihilistic perspective to be troubling, and concluded that Tarantino, as a political filmmaker, has lost your good faith. You add that the sadistic quality to the film's violence, especially against women, but also during the "big black pecker" speech, bothered you. And that…