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VELVET BUZZSAW Review — A Darkly Comedic Fright Flick Based on the Adage: “Art is Dangerous”

In her Velvet Buzzsaw review, critic Staci Layne Wilson says it’s one of the better horror movies she’s seen lately. And it’s oh-so stylish! Velvet Buzzsaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, John Malkovich, and Toni Collette as ambitious art aficionados clawing their way to the pinnacle of their profession. This is an empty, air-inflated world…

I am the night review

I AM THE NIGHT Review – Pulp Mystery That Takes Itself Too Seriously

I Am the Night Review — Fun pulpy noir, despite the lack of definitive tone. I’m a true-crime addict—I read all the books, listen to podcasts, and of course watch each and every one of the lurid shows on the Investigation Discovery Channel—so when I heard about TNT’s I Am the Night, I simply had to…

Glass review

GLASS Review – Fragile Story Holds Together, But Just Barely

Staci Layne Wilson’s Glass review says it combines elements from Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), then weaves them into something wicked, new and intriguing. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan has crafted an intriguing if somewhat convoluted tale in Glass, which can best be described as a dark superhero thriller. It combines characters and elements from Unbreakable…

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Destroyer Review – Nicole Kidman is Riveting. The Film? Not So Much

Destroyer Review — Nicole Kidman is the wrecking ball in this otherwise tedious, drawn-out drama. Director Karyn Kusama knows how to pack a punch—she broke out in a big way years ago with her indie debut Girlfight. In a career of hits and misses, she’s faltered with would-be blockbusters like Aeon Flux. But if there…

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Bird Box Review – Flying High

Bird Box review – Sandra Bullock searches for sanctuary in this dark, fast-paced apocalyptic thriller.   Based on a recent popular novel of the same name, Bird Box throws Malorie (Sandra Bullock) and Tom (Trevante Rhodes) together in a horrifying, inexplicable and completely unexpected worldwide apocalypse in which birdsong is the key to survival. The…

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VICE Review – Making Political Satire Great Again

Vice Review – A stylized, grim and funny Dick Cheney biopic starring a shape-shifting Christian Bale. Widely considered the most powerful VP ever, Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) was a Halliburton CEO who put loyalists in high-places in the government, set up Guantanamo Bay detention camp, authorized bringing down planes on 9/11, made controversial use of…

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Zombies + Burlesque = FETISH FACTORY From Our Very Own Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson fills you in on how she cooked up the fabulous Fetish Factory right here at home in Hollywood.   Recipe for one sexy, scary movie: Ingredients:  Zombie Makeup Killer Cast Spooky House  Add the writer, director, producers and financiers, then blend until smooth. Pour into Amazon Prime and enjoy. Cabaret of the…

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HALLOWEEN Review – Boos and Blades Abound!

Halloween Review – Staci suggests you answer the doorbell for more Michael Myers mayhem. The original “scream queen” Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, which she originated in director John Carpenter’s 1978 killer-classic Halloween. In this 2018 sequel, the traumatized survivor comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the…

The Body Review

INTO THE DARK: THE BODY Review – Corpus Delicti in a Delectable New Series

Into the Dark is a daring dive into the streaming world by Blumhouse Productions because unlike most anthology series, these installments span the length of a feature film. This means bloodthirsty horror fans will be treated to a brand new, full-on scary movie the first Friday of every month courtesy of Hulu. Each episode is…

Venom Review

VENOM Review — The Superhero Movie Antidote

Venom Review — Staci Layne Wilson says there’s a reason for the top-tier cast. It’s actually fun! Even though I have seen many, many superhero movies in my time as a film critic, they never have really grown on me. So when I was tasked with seeing Venom, the origin story of one of Marvel’s…

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