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

Tenet: Good Acting Can’t Save Nonsensical Thriller

2.5 out of 5 stars (decent) There’s a lot riding on the success of Tenet.  After multiple pushbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and writer-director Christopher Nolan’s insistence that it be seen in theaters, many were proclaiming Tenet would bring everyone back to the movies again.  I’m sad to say that not only does Tenet… 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