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


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


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

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.


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.