COLD IN JULY Review

     May 23, 2014

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Cold in July opens today in limited release.] Genre is a lifeline. We cling to it in order to guide our expectations of a film, and while …

Sundance 2014: COLD IN JULY Review

     January 20, 2014

Genre is a lifeline.  We cling to it in order to guide our expectations of a film, and while genres can be blended, we expect them to remain consistent.  But just because a clearly stated genre is conventional, that doesn’t …

Fantastic Fest 2010: STAKE LAND Review

     October 6, 2010

Sometimes you take a premise and wring it for all it’s worth and you add some soul, humor, great casting, and gritty action to give it the right flavor. That’s exactly what the post-apocalyptic vampire road movie Stake Land does, …