Television

Saturday Night Live: solid Christmas episode with Matt Damon and Miley Cyrus

Damon was a popular host, there were a few strong sketches and no outright bad ones. Pete Davidson’s appearance seemed to reassure concerned viewers that he is currently safe   https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/dec/16/saturday-night-live-pete-davidson-matt-damon-miley-cyrus

Movies

Top 20 Films of 2018

As I do every year, entirely for my own amusement, I have decided to list my favorite films of the year. Usually I do my top 15, but 2018 offered a really strong batch, so I went with 20. This year was also the one in which I made the jump into professional film criticism,… Continue reading Top 20 Films of 2018

Movies

Beyond the grave: what’s next for the horror reboot?

After Halloween’s record-breaking haul, Hollywood is set to look to the past to bring back horror’s most feared villains https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/oct/23/halloween-horror-reboots-upcoming-pet-sematary-it?CMP=twt_a-film_b-gdnfilm

Books, Movies

Book Review: True Indie: Life and Death in Film Making – Author Don Coscarelli

  I review the new memoir from the director of such cult classics as Phantasm, The Beastmaster, Bubba Ho Tep, and John Dies at the end. https://horrornews.net/136798/book-review-true-indie-life-death-film-making-author-don-coscarelli/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Movies

Report from Beyond Fest 2018

Los Angeles’s biggest genre festival, Beyond Fest, just wrapped its sixth and most ambitious program. Heads were exploded, minds were melted, and a bloody good time was had by all. Here is a small sampling of what I watched over the last two weeks. https://crookedmarquee.com/report-from-beyond-fest-2018/