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

The Eclipse

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! Read the disclosure policy.* 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 Absentia, but with a grander, more classic tone, The Eclipse is at its heart a romance. A romance with…

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

Identity

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! Read the disclosure policy for more info.* 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…

REVIEW: Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell (2009) - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com

Drag Me To Hell

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! Read the disclosure policy for more info* Nearly two decades since his last installment of Evil Dead flair (the cult classic Army of Darkness), Sam Raimi dropped his new comic book movie reputation to return to his roots. Drag Me To Hell is an homage to the past, but also a regeneration: proof that…

REVIEW: Mike Flanagan's Absentia (2011) - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com

Absentia (2011)

What does it mean to be in absentia? Mike Flanagan, a tunnel, and a slippery little bug point us in some sort of direction. *Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! For full disclosure, scroll to the end of this post!* How many of you click away from this review because there’s now a big ass bug on your…

REVIEW: M. Night Shyamalan's Signs (2003) - Join in on #31DaysofHorror at onecriticalbitch.com

M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs (2002)

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! For full disclosure, scroll to the end of this post!* Are you old enough to remember a time when the name M. Night Shyamalan didn’t induce retching and dry heaves at the thought of another plot twist? Are you one of 24% of Rotten Tomatoes users that didn’t hate The Happening? (Are you a…

Halloween and Halloween II

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! For full disclosure, scroll to the end of this post!* 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days One year ago to the day I started this blog with a post about John Carpenter’s Halloween. I drew Michael Myers’ in his clown costume in pencil and watercolor, and wrote a piece about how…

Women to Watch: October New Releases | Television and Film Written, Directed, and Created by Women | See the whole list on onecriticalbitch.com

Women to Watch: October New Releases in Film + Television

Another month has passed, Fall is officially in full swing, and you know what time it is – time for October new releases! Honestly. It feels like just yesterday (it was only a couple of weeks ago) that I was hammering out TWO separate lists to cover September’s offerings in film and television. This month is…

Sidney Lumet's The Wiz | The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Black Lives Matter | onecriticalbitch.com

How Black Lives Matter in Sidney Lumet’s The Wiz

The Wiz (1978) Directed by Sidney Lumet Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we’re always home, anywhere. – Glinda the Good If I’m being honest with you, it’s taken me far too long to write and publish this post. I knew months ago that The Wiz…

The Best Books on Film for Aspiring Filmmakers + Movie Lovers | My top 10 picks at onecriticalbitch.com

The 10 Best Books on Film

*Danger, Will Robinson: Affiliate Links Ahead! I’ve put together an easy list of books for you to grab on Amazon, and when you buy through my links, I make some cash. For full disclosure, scroll to the end of this post!* Books on film, about films, for filmmakers, for film lovers… Now that we’ve been doing…

Kept Woman | A New Play by Rebekah Suellau - The Exclusive Interview on onecriticalbitch.com

Something Unfamiliar: An Interview with Kept Woman’s Rebekah Suellau

I met Rebekah Suellau – writer, director, and now producer, of Kept Woman – in film school. She directed my very first piece of theatre. We wrote screenplays, met for tea, and learned (then forgot) how to run electric on a film set together. When I learned that Rebekah would be bringing Kept Woman, a…

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