Review: CHILD’S PLAY Is Darkly Funny Despite Its Flaws

Chucky and Gabriel Bateman in CHILD’S PLAY. Credit: Eric Milner / Orion Pictures.

Garnering a surprising amount of controversy because the original series is still alive and (somewhat) well, the new Child’s Play reboot arrived in theaters with relatively minimal fanfare. Still, the film provides laughs and scares with the evil doll we all know and love, but with a significant twist. Yes, instead of being a doll… Continue reading Review: CHILD’S PLAY Is Darkly Funny Despite Its Flaws

Review: THE PRODIGY Proves How Scary Kids Can Be

Children are no easy task to manage in reality. With some supernatural forces thrown into the mix as well, problems are bound to arise. These problems and more are expanded upon in Nicholas McCarthy’s latest film, The Prodigy. The film is an entertaining horror that asks the one question every mother regularly ponders: Just how… Continue reading Review: THE PRODIGY Proves How Scary Kids Can Be

Review: ALL THESE SMALL MOMENTS Has A Big Heart

(L-R) Brendan Meyer as Howie Sheffield andHarley Quinn Smith as Lindsayin Orion Classics’ drama ALL THESE SMALL MOMENTS. Photo courtesy of Orion Classics.

As humans, we are shaped by our experiences, even the seemingly small and insignificant ones. This is the very real message of All These Small Moments. All These Small Moments is a new dramedy written and directed by Melissa B. Miller. The film follows a young boy whose adolescence becomes complicated as he deals with… Continue reading Review: ALL THESE SMALL MOMENTS Has A Big Heart

Review: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE Is Unabashedly Weird (In The Best Ways)

Ella Hunt and Malcom Cumming star in Orion Pictures ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE. Photo Credit: Gerardo Jaconelli / Orion Pictures.

Anna and the Apocalypse is a new film directed by John McPhail and written by Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry. It is a musical about a group of friends who must fight for survival when the zombie apocalypse comes to their quiet British town at Christmas. It debuted at the 2017 Fantastic Fest and is… Continue reading Review: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE Is Unabashedly Weird (In The Best Ways)

Review: MAINE Is An Exhausting Journey

(L-R) Laia Costa as Bluebird and Thomas Mann as Lake in the Orion Classics’ drama MAINE. Photo courtesy of Orion Classics.

Maine is a new film written and directed by Matthew Brown and starring Laia Costa and Thomas Mann. It is about two hikers with very different lives whose paths cross on the Appalachian Trail. It debuted at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Ultimately, this movie largely feels inconsequential. There wasn’t very much of a plot… Continue reading Review: MAINE Is An Exhausting Journey

Review: CLARA’S GHOST Is A Quirky Horror-Comedy

Paula Niedert Elliottas Clara in “CLARA’S GHOST”, a film by Orion Classics. Photo courtesy of Orion Classics.

Clara’s Ghost is a new film written and directed by Bridey Elliot and starring Elliot and her family. The movie is about a woman who finds solace from the constant drama of her showbusiness family in a supernatural entity that inhabits their home. It debuted at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews. If… Continue reading Review: CLARA’S GHOST Is A Quirky Horror-Comedy

John McPhail’s ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE Deserves Your Attention This Holiday Season

If you are wondering what director John McPhail is up to these days, you can find him either playing Red Dead Redemption 2, like everyone else in the world, watching his favorite movie of all-time, Ghostbusters, or going through numerous scripts that continue to pile up on his desk, thanks in part to the success… Continue reading John McPhail’s ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE Deserves Your Attention This Holiday Season