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Horror That Grows On You: Mike Thorn’s Darkest Hours

Horror stories: “What could possibly be more natural?” Surprisingly, not my thought, but Theodore’s. A record store owner with a seemingly unnatural desire for a very natural substance – hair. Namely, that of strangers, what sits in corners collecting dust, and even the wefts that begin to sprout from his very own tongue. This is…

Why Criticism Matters More Than Ever in 2018

To approach even the thought of criticism in 2018 feels like a minefield waiting for too heavy a step. It won’t trigger one explosion, aimed only at you and your ideas, but a succession of explosions that come for all those who dare offer criticism that may veer off the intended path, or pose questions that…

Thanksgiving Playlist 2017 | onecriticalbitch.com

Thanksgiving Playlist: The Best Movies to Watch this Thursday

Too often we skip from Halloween to Christmas Evil. Where’s the love for the Thanksgiving movie? As complicated a holiday as our Thanksgiving is, it’s prime for some of the most delightful, inquisitive, and downright strange films of the season. Here’s what I’m watching this week: The Usual Story (with added honesty) The New World…

Mr. Tusk Watercolor Illustration

The Walrus and The Carpenter: Kevin Smith’s TUSK

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! Clicking on some links may compensate myself and the blog. Read the disclosure policy for complete info.* Republished today in memory of Michael Parks. Tusk I became acquainted with a Walrus when I was lost at sea. I would describe Tusk as a horror-comedy. I really would. I’d also describe it…

Royalty Hightower in THE FITS | Review at onecriticalbitch.com

The Fits and other Films about Women, Girls, and Group Think

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! Clicking on some links may compensate myself and the blog. Read the disclosure policy for complete info.* If you haven’t yet found the time to watch Anna Rose Holmer’s  The Fits, now is the time (you’ll find it streaming on Amazon Prime).

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The Young Pope, Get Out, and More Short Reviews

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! Clicking on some links may compensate myself and the blog. Read the disclosure policy for complete info.* You need to know what to watch and you need to know what to watch now. Am I right? Last year I focused on the Women to Watch list each month*. This year,…

A still from Julie Dash's "Daughters of the Dust" (Photo courtesy image.net) | Getting to Know Black Filmmakers in America | onecriticalbitch.com

Getting to Know Black Filmmakers in America

It seems a particularly important time to be celebrating Black History Month in America. I don’t have to tell you why (please, don’t make me tell you why). In doing that this year, I decided to shift the focus away from icons of the past (though you’ll see the mark of history in every work…

Choosing a Valentine’s Day Movie: A Comprehensive Guide

Me choosing a Valentine’s Day movie for you is like picking a chocolate out of one of those heart-shaped Russell-Stover boxes that’s missing its map. You just don’t know what you’re gonna get – or if it’s gonna make you barf. I’ve put together a comprehensive list of the Valentine’s Day movies that I’d choose…

DIY Film Watcher's Bullet Journal | A tutorial for film nerds and casual movie goers alike | onecriticalbitch.com

DIY Film Watcher’s Bullet Journal

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! Asterisks (*) denote links that when clicked on, may compensate myself and the blog. Read the disclosure policy for complete info.* So here’s a departure from the usual criticism and watch lists here on the blog. Today, I offer you my very own attempt at a DIY post -a tutorial…

The Best (and Worst) of 2016 Film and TV

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! Asterisks (*) denote links that when clicked on, may compensate myself and the blog. Read the disclosure policy for complete info.* First of all, I’m late. Everyone else did these 2016 film and tv lists in January. It’s February 2nd. So in the interest of not repeating three thousand…

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