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Gretel and Hansel 2020 Movie - Film Review

Review: Oz Perkins’ ‘Gretel & Hansel’

“Great art has every piece in intimate communion with the art as a whole. ‘Gretel & Hansel’ takes an elemental approach to the folklore, gasping with the fears of the original material while exhaling a new mystique of its own.”

Black Christmas 2019 Movie - Film Review

Review: Sophia Takal’s ‘Black Christmas’

“Playing with of-the-moment vocabulary familiar on college campuses, the latest ‘Black Christmas’ upends several slasher conventions, even if the film is a step down from the director’s excellent ‘Always Shine.'”

The Curse of the Cat People 1944 Movie - Film Essay

‘The Curse of the Cat People’: Val Lewton’s Groundbreaking Introduction of Childhood Fantasy

“Lewton’s insights into both childhood and adult inner personal conflicts are legacies which deserve recognition in the foundational history of horror, both for psychological thrillers and fantasy films.”

Emilio Miraglia - The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave Movie Film

Emilio Miraglia and the High-Gothic Giallo

“Miraglia’s deliberate interweaving of castles and glimmering blades taps into the one element that both Gothic and giallo art share: the ability to taffy-pull delight from terror. Both Poe and Bava would tip their hats.”

Motherless Brooklyn 2019 Movie - Film Review

New York Film Festival Review: Edward Norton’s ‘Motherless Brooklyn’

“‘Motherless Brooklyn’ may not be a sterling example of traditional noir, but its subtext is gripping in its own way. The victim of this crime story isn’t a dead man or a damsel in distress, but the spirit of a city.”

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