Killer Movie Reviews

Making the world safe for filmgoers since 2002.

Monthly Archives: March, 2015

Denny Tedesco Introduces THE WRECKING CREW

Denny Tedesco starting filming THE WRECKING CREW when his father, legendary studio musician Tommy Tedesco, was diagnosed with a terminal condition in 1996. He gathered other members what came to … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

IT FOLLOWS and It’s Relentless

IT FOLLOWS slyly juxtaposes the familiar with the alien as it tells its exceptionally effective tale of terror. The clichéd tropes of low-budget horror — the remote lake house, the … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

HOME Really is Where the Heart is

Based on the novel “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex, HOME is a sweet animated film that is equal parts cheery and poignant.  Aimed more at kids than … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Voice in the Night 5/23

Longtime listeners to KGO Radio’s divine Maureen Langan will already know of her abiding crush on Liam Neeson. When I joined her this week, we were able to explore those … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Liam Neeson and Son RUN ALL NIGHT

There is a reason that there is a rigid formula for Liam Neeson action films:  it has a tendency to hit more than it misses.  In RUN ALL NIGHT, the … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

INSURGENT: Keeping the DIVERGENT Franchise Puffing Along

The advantage of seeing outstanding actors in a middling film is that you can appreciate just how good they are on a whole new level.  And INSURGENT is certainly a … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF

Alex Gibney has proven himself an able and engaging documentarian, bringing to light with films such as TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM, and … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Marjorie Sturm Explores THE CULT OF JT LEROY

The way people collude in being conned has always fascinated me. Hence, when a documentary like Marjorie Sturm’s THE CULT OF JT LEROY comes along, I am immediately interested. The … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Choppy CHAPPIE

CHAPPIE is a cross between Pinicchio and ROBOCOP with a dash of DISTRICT 9.  That last is unsurprising because CHAPPIE is the brainchild of Niell Blomkamp, and many of the … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Unsteady UNFINISHED BUSINESS

And so in UNFINISHED BUSINESS, THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT discovers that business as usual in the 21st century is less about facing the difficulties of conformity than … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment
Advertisements