Category: Mystery

Impetigore Movie Review - 2019 Joko Anwar Film

Review: Joko Anwar’s ‘Impetigore’

“Indonesian horror has been gradually finding its feet over the past few years, and ‘Impetigore’ shows that we’ve barely even scratched the surface.”

Final Girl Essay - The Black Cat Movie Film

‘The Psychic,’ ‘The Black Cat’ and the Concept of the ‘Final Girl’

“Even though ‘The Psychic’ and ‘The Black Cat’ don’t exist as prominently in the cultural consciousness as ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and ‘Halloween,’ there is a sense that the Final Girls do exist in the wider world of horror…”

Teorema and Visitor Q

Alike in Their Way: (Un)happy Families in ‘Teorema’ and ‘Visitor Q’

“While ‘Teorema’ and ‘Visitor Q’ share a common DNA, what’s most striking is the way each film uses The Stranger. Both figures bring with them a kind of new order, as if they were missing puzzle pieces for the families that they integrate themselves into.”

Bacurau Movie Review - 2019 Film by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho

Review: Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho’s ‘Bacurau’

“Relishing in its ability to wrong foot and thrill right to its final moments, ‘Bacurau’ is an unashamedly cinematic experience, with its makers playing in a sandbox of tropes and expectations, subverting them to put forward a radical and wholly essential message.”

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