Film School: 10 Documentaries to Watch Now | What to watch now that the election's over | onecriticalbitch.com

Documentaries to Watch NOW in Trump’s America

I generally stick to fiction – you won’t find a lot of posts about documentaries here. That’s about to change.

The last few weeks were challenging. I have looked at this blog on numerous occasions and thought, NO – I can’t. Going back to #31DaysofHorror feels wrong, in light of the real world horror I and so many others feel after the results of this election.

On the other hand, maybe you don’t feel bad about it at all. There are those of you who will call me a “special little snowflake” and tell me to “buck up, buttercup,” because this is reality. This is who won. Donald Trump is the next President of the United States.

You’re right. So what do I do now?

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MOVIE REVIEW + GIVEAWAY! Celebrating Tim Burton's Corpse Bride on this 13th Day of #31DaysofHorror | onecriticalbitch.com

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride + Mondo Commemorative Edition Giveaway

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MOVIE REVIEW + GIVEAWAY! Celebrating Tim Burton's Corpse Bride on this 13th Day of #31DaysofHorror | onecriticalbitch.com
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It’s been a minute, horror lovers. But who says you can’t keep on with your scary movie binge right past Halloween and into November? Let’s hop back on the #31DaysofHorror bandwagon with the new classic: Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.

P.S. Stick around ’til the end. I hear there’s a GIVEAWAY in store…
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MOVIE REVIEW: Leigh Janiak's Honeymoon is a horror/thriller bound to make you think twice about who you're marrying | onecriticalbitch.com

Honeymoon

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MOVIE REVIEW: Leigh Janiak's Honeymoon is a horror/thriller bound to make you think twice about who you're marrying | onecriticalbitch.com
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The first in this year’s series (but certainly not the last) to be written and directed by a woman, Honeymoon is everything a horror movie should be. It’s also something new, something different, and dare I say – maybe something better. Read more

MOVIE REVIEW: Olatunde Osunsanmi's THE FOURTH KIND | onecriticalbitch.com

The Fourth Kind

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It’s fair to say The Fourth Kind is not well reviewed. Rotten Tomatoes’ critics’ consensus calls it “hokey,” “clunky,” and somehow “makes its close encounters seem eerily mundane.” I don’t disagree with any of those thoughts, per say.

It is a little hokey. It can be really clunky. However, it’s precisely that eerie mundane effect that makes this film different. After all, isn’t a great creepy story at its best when even the most boring things feel a little off, a little strange, or a little foreign to us? This quiet and contorted film about alien abduction can do that.

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REVIEW: Jack the Ripper and Johnny Depp in FROM HELL (2001) - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com

From Hell

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REVIEW: Jack the Ripper and Johnny Depp in FROM HELL (2001) - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com

From Hell  is that  sort of odd 2000s conundrum: a self-serious historical thriller with the editing style of a teen slasher pic. I can’t defend Heather Graham’s difficulty with a cockney accent, but I do have a soft spot for the flashy cuts and bright red blood. And of course, Jack the Ripper.

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REVIEW: Mumblegore from the likes of Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass in "Creep" 92014) - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com

Creep

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REVIEW: Mumblegore from the likes of Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass in "Creep" 92014) - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com
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I don’t like found footage horror and I seriously struggle with mumblecore (this is a thing, we’ll discuss it). But I really think I like Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass’s little aptly named creeper, Creep.

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REVIEW: Slither (2006) - a B-style horror/comedy from James Gunn - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com

Slither

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REVIEW: Slither (2006) - a B-style horror/comedy from James Gunn - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com
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Before he was helming Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn was playing in a low-budget B-Movie sandbox. Slither is a sci-fi/horror comedy that makes great use of bugs, slugs, and meteors from outer space.

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REVIEW: Horror movie Pontypool is kind of like a zombie movie, kind of something else - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com

Pontypool

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REVIEW: Horror movie Pontypool is kind of like a zombie movie, kind of something else - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com
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Every once in a while, something special comes along to shake up a genre that’s just a little stale. Pontypool may not be a zombie movie in a traditional sense, but it’s those little differences that make it truly memorable.

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The Eclipse - Illustration by Alex Landers | Irish horror film by director Conor McPherson (2009) | onecriticalbitch.com

The Eclipse

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REVIEW: Irish horror film The Eclipse (2009) starring Ciaran Hinds, directed by Conor McPherson - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com
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Terrible news if you’ve been a fan of the in-your-face horror options presented thus far (See Halloween, Drag Me To Hell, and Identity). More along the lines of Absentiabut with a grander, more classic tone, The Eclipse is at its heart a romance. A romance with horror as its backdrop.

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REVIEW: Identity (2003) starring John Cusack, Ray Liotta, and Amanda Peet - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com

Identity

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REVIEW: Identity (2003) starring John Cusack, Ray Liotta, and Amanda Peet - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com
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I’m a critic, not a reviewer. I don’t want to waste a lot of time covering films that don’t matter. Identity (2003) is not a film that I love, and in my re-watch this month, I’m not entirely sure it’s even a film I really like. However, as a critic, I feel it’s my job to look at films that encapsulate a genre and a time period. Identity is all concept, derivative, and by-the-numbers. But as a horror film made at the start of the new millennium, it matters.

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