Category Archives: film

Stagefright (Michele Soavi, 1987)

“Birds of a fiendish feather will flock to Blue Underground’s sterling new Blu-ray transfer of Michele Soavi’s Stagefright, especially given the gaggle of bonus materials new to this presentation.” Read my entire review of Soavi’s smashing slasher debut, out recently … Continue reading

Posted in film, movie reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg, 2014)

“Cronenberg’s latest, Maps to the Stars, doubles down on the dysfunction with its tragicomic take on the intersecting fortunes of two Tinseltown dynasties and the hidden histories of violence that continue to haunt them.” Read my entire review of Cronenberg’s … Continue reading

Posted in film, movie reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)

“Accept no substitutes: Tobe Hooper’s original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre still cuts the competition to the bone. Dark Sky Films’ deluxe four-disc package offers fans an ideal way to celebrate 40 years of bloody mayhem.” Read my entire review of … Continue reading

Posted in film, movie reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Critic’s Choice Cinema Presents Screen Screams in October

Extremely pleased to announce the extension of our CRITIC’S CHOICE CINEMA IN THE CROWN at the Carolina Theatre into October with a horror series we’re calling SCREEN SCREAMS. Mondays will showcase 3 top-shelf Hammer films and Wednesdays will unleash a … Continue reading

Posted in film, film series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Curtains (Jonathan Stryker, 1983)

“Synapse’s impressive, nearly pristine Blu-ray presentation reopens Curtains for a fresh round of appreciation for its slapdash charms.” Read my full review of Canadian cult favorite Curtains, out last month on Blu-ray from Synapse, at Slant Magazine.

Posted in film, movie reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cannibal Holocaust (Ruggero Deodato, 1980)

“A cut above most Italian cannibal cinema, Cannibal Holocaust provides viewers with sufficient pluck some thematic meat to sink their teeth into. Grindhouse’s deluxe Blu-ray edition serves up a supplement-laden smorgasbord.” Read my full review of Deodat’s pioneering tropical torture … Continue reading

Posted in film, movie reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Phantom of the Paradise (Brian De Palma, 1974)

“Fortunately for Phantom of the Paradise fanatics, they won’t need to sell their souls for Shout! Factory’s fantastic dual-format release, not even for ‘The Hell of It.’” Read my review of De Palma’s cult musical masterwork, out now from Shout! … Continue reading

Posted in film, movie reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment