Illustration inspired by "Hair" by Mike Thorn | Review of Darkest Hours by Mike Thorn on

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…

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

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…

Quick crit and review of Karyn Kusama's long-awaited horror/thriller "The Invitation" |

The Invitation is Haunted, Cultish, Creepy L.A. Horror at its Best

It took seven years for Karyn Kusama to follow-up her last feature film with The Invitation. It was worth the wait. The Invitation (2016) You look different, Edie.

All That Jazz : Movie Review - a part of Chick Flick February | Original Watercolor Illustration by Alex Landers |

All That Jazz is a Chick Flick

What’s the hell’s a Chick Flick, anyway? Is it a rom-com? A romantic drama? A woman’s picture (hands down my favorite dated term)? We throw this classification around so casually, yet do we really have a general definition of the genre? Is it even quantifiable as a real genre? Honestly, I’m a woman and a film addict, and I…

White Cat Spectre Movie Review Watercolor Illustration

“Spectre” and Dialogue as Character

I, like, really liked the cat. So. There’s that. Spectre It was me, James. The author of all your pain. This is the first disappointing crit you’ll see here – I spent October sharing some of my horror favorites (and a few newbies that turned out only for the best – or at least, I…

Mister Babadook Watercolor Illustration

#15: The Babadook

You know it’s a fairy-tale when it has its own pop-up book. The Babadook If it’s in a word, or it’s in a book, you can’t get rid of The Babadook. First of all, let it be known that you can in fact own your own copy of Mister Babadook’s book (it was limited edition, and…

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