Come Play: Tech-Based Horror Has Emotional Punch

Come Play may have the dumbest-sounding horror premise I’ve seen this year: A supernatural creature haunts an unstable family via an iPad (truly the most terrifying creation in existence).  However, as with an ever-increasing number of films with dumb-sounding conceits, Come Play makes the most out of its premise and provides a creepy creature flick… Continue Reading

Doctor Sleep Prescribes 2.5 Hours of Terror

4.5 out of 5 stars (one of the best I’ve seen in a long time) Note: Doctor Sleep contains scenes of alcoholism, child murder, and suicide. Doctor Sleep is one of the best sequels I’ve ever seen.  Like its iconic predecessor The Shining, it’s a purposefully slow-paced supernatural horror film more concerned with character development and… Continue Reading

“Civil War”: The Ultimate Marvel Movie

Captain America Civil War poster

4 out of 5 stars (one of the best in its series) Captain America: Civil War is the definition of an event film. All of your favorite Marvel heroes (sans Thor and Hulk) choose sides in a battle of ideologies as well as personal demons.  The action is great, the writing is mature, and the performances… Continue Reading