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  • Despiser

    Despiser

    ★★★★½

    This is the kind of movie that makes me feel bad for people that never go cinematic dumpster diving. Yeah, you slog through a lot of boring garbage but every once in a while you find a Despiser.

    Recently I've been thinking a lot about the reasons I love super low budget trash movies and how that's changed over the years. I originally came to them very much through the "so bad it's good" riffing philosophy. There's still an element…

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  • The Empty Man

    The Empty Man

    Technically this is based on the comic book series of the same name. However, the adaptation is so loose that I wouldn't be surprised if director/writer David Prior had some of the ideas and images here already kicking around before getting attached to this project. This very much has the feeling of a long gestating debut and does have some of the overstuffing that so often comes with those kinds of movies.

    Empty Man feels like a mashup between two…

  • The Crow: City of Angels

    The Crow: City of Angels

    ★★★

    LARPing at the goth club with Jenny from the L Word.

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  • The Wolf House

    The Wolf House

    This is a difficult film to rate especially when many of the references ended up going right over my head. The Wolf House is the story of Colonia Dignidad told through a fairy tale/nightmare about a girl who takes up residence in an abandoned house while running from a wolf.

    Colonia Dignidad was a compound in Chile that for decades housed a cult led by Paul Schafer, a German who fled his country to escape charges of pedophilia. The colony…

  • The Little Hours

    The Little Hours

    ★★

    Could have used more witches and turtles but that holds true for most movies.