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  • House of Wax

    House of Wax

    ★★★½

    Campy fun. Also, young Charles Bronson!

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★

    One of those films that argues there’s nothing more terrifying than the heart of man. It’s creepy as hell.

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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ½

    The worst movie I've seen all year. A pretentious jumble of empty stylistic posturing and half-baked ideas that also happens to be (with the exception of a chainsaw fight) a tremendous slog to sit through. For all the hype about Cage supposedly going "full Cage," his performance mostly consists of angry glares and occasional screams; this is a far cry from the gleeful mania of Bad Lieutenant, or hell, even Ghost Rider 2.

    I think I'm done with Panos Cosmatos.…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Some initial thoughts. Be warned: spoilers abound.

    I went into this movie blind. I'm not quite sure how, but I managed to avoid all trailers and information about it, aside from the actors' names.

    And you know what? It was worth it. The first act of this movie is pretty fantastic. It's got just enough of the original trilogy in its DNA (desert planet, dark Jedi villain, cute little droid) to feel like Star Wars while still feeling fresh at…