Creators Dennis Kelly and Felis Barrett create a stunning, psychedelic canvas that covers grief, manipulation, and love, bloodied by the shredding machines for all ages: power and control.
From an insipid plot to one that races into your heart to another that makes you look inside it, three reviews together.
From the splash of acid to acidic wit, from a hyperkinetic trial to virtual thrills, from old-fashioned murder to bloody folklore, 2020 movies slapped it all on.
The top TV shows for 2020, the year where even the fact that you could watch TV was a top reason to be on the top list.
Director Rob Minkoff holds a bag full of twists, mysteries, and crude comic. In other words, a mixed bag.
Director-writer and ace editor Mahesh Narayan executes a taut thriller that’s breathless in pace, and when he permits you to exhale, it’s with tears in your eyes.
Debut director Honey Trehan lays out his movie on a multi-hued slow burn track that, as long as it stays on it, singes and haunts.
Why is it that most folklore and campfire catechisms tell of horrors that *female* forms take, usually to slake their bloodthirsty urges? Writer-director Anvita Dutt’s ‘Bulbbul’ is the visually stunning answer.
‘The Outsider’ is a take on Stephen King’s novel by the same name. And while there’s plenty of chills and horror in quiet doses, it is what that hovers over it in its strangely tenderly terrorizing take that’s become so apt in these strange times: grief and the fear of loss.
Writer-director Jordan Peele uses smoke, mirrors, and blood to keep us unnerved. But it’s what he shows us in the mirror that’s most horrifying.