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Heather Wixson

Heather Wixson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 71% Freehold (Two Pigeons) (2017) We get no sense of finality in the conflict between Hussein and his sadistic antagonist, leaving me with a bit of a "ho-hum" feeling at the conclusion of Two Pigeons.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 82% Mayhem (2017) With its infectious energy, ambitious story and effects, and a frenetic and frenzied pace, Mayhem is a wickedly fun survivalist horror action hybrid that takes on office politics with an assured sense of precision and wit.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 67% Free Fire (2017) A brutally brilliant slice of gonzo action filmmaking, Free Fire is yet another confidently made effort from Wheatley, who once again proves he's consistently full of surprises as a director. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Madre (2016) Not only is it a disconcerting psychological thriller with some great body horror moments peppered throughout, it's also a thoughtful parable about whether or not parents are too focused on having "perfect" kids, instead of just having good kids.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 89% Hounds of Love (2017) Writer/director Young smartly focuses his efforts on the emotional destruction at play throughout Hounds of Love, making his film a standout amongst many of its peers that are more interested in pushing the boundaries of violence.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 52% The Belko Experiment (2017) The Belko Experiment is one of the most shockingly violent major genre releases to hit theaters in quite some time, and is a brilliant social satire that's not afraid to go for the jugular. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 95% Prevenge (2017) A beautifully horrific, pitch-black comedy that perfectly nails the complexities of love, loss, and motherhood, Prevenge is a stunning debut from Lowe, and I hope we get more projects like this from her in the future.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 80% Us and Them (2017) Us and Them feels precisely like the type of movie we so desperately need right now.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 86% The Transfiguration (2017) Horror has always been a powerful vehicle for delivering subtle socio-political messages, and with The Transfiguration, O'Shea has created a beautiful love letter to the genre.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
5/5 80% Tragedy Girls (2017) While Tragedy Girls is a triumphant comedy/horror hybrid, it also has a bit of a message on its mind, particularly when it comes to our obsession with social media and everyone getting their "15 minutes."‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) From beginning to end, Kong: Skull Island is one geek-out moment after another, and I'm so glad that this new iteration of the iconic character gets such a glorious cinematic treatment as he does here.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) As a whole, A Cure for Wellness feels a bit excessive at times, but as far as provocative and boldly bizarre horror movies go, Verbinski runs the gauntlet here with an effort that I can't help but admire despite a few bumps in the road.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/5 90% A Ghost Story (2017) A Ghost Story is a bit of a downer in its execution and functionality, but I appreciate the way Lowery wasn't afraid to try and do something wholly against the grain by giving us a new perspective on the realm of the supernatural.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2.5/5 66% Bitch (2017) I'll be honest, Bitch was probably the most taxing film I saw at Sundance-I just could not get into the vibe of Palka's narrative whatsoever. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 46% Bushwick (2017) The themes that Murnion and Milott explore here, as well the breakout performances of both of its co-stars, make for a solidly entertaining and thought-provoking experience, even if Bushwick feels a bit rough around the edges at times.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4.5/5 80% Colossal (2017) A thoughtful and ingenious creature feature that raises the bar for modern monster movies, Colossal is now an early front-runner for one of my favorite films of the year.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
3.5/5 72% XX (2017) I'm so glad these women were able to come together to create an anthology that stands out from many of its recent peers.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 36% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) As far as franchise finales go, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is an ambitious, action-packed, and wholly satisfying conclusion for fans of the series‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4.5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Jordan Peele takes on racism in Get Out and infuses his horrific tale with his signature satirical wit for an experience that's fearlessly bold, hilarious, and an important reminder that we have so much work left to do when it comes to issues of equality.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 76% Killing Ground (2017) While Killing Ground may be Power's feature film debut, his work has all the markings of an assured visual storyteller with the ability to create a taut and relentless experience.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
4/5 100% Bad Day for the Cut (2017) As a whole, first-time feature filmmaker Baugh has a lot to be proud of with Bad Day for the Cut, and aspects of his story hit me in ways I didn't see coming. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
4/5 73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) The film could probably stand to lose about 20 minutes overall (there is a good chunk of the movie that spins its wheels without very much story progression), but Clare's harrowing journey is still damn compelling.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
4/5 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) Overall, Philippe does a fantastic job with 78/52 and gives fans of both Psycho and the legendary filmmaker behind it a wealth of material to delve into.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
3/5 20% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) For those of you who enjoy the Underworld movies, I'm still keen on recommending that you see Blood Wars on the big screen.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) It may not be the heartwarming tale that you might expect, but it's the film's abrupt and sometimes confrontational nature towards a difficult subject matter that makes A Monster Calls such a standout effort.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
5/5 99% Under The Shadow (2016) Those unexpected beats make for a deeply emotional and harrowing journey for not only Shideh and Dorsa, but for viewers as well.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 37% The Other Side of the Door (2016) The Other Side of the Door ended up being an enjoyable viewing experience due to Roberts' ability to manipulate familiar tropes and give them a proper twist.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 83% Road Games (2016) Some may find Road Games a bit convoluted at times, but for me, the story's perplexing nature is so methodically purposeful that I can't help but tip my hat to Pastoll, who manages to create an intensely fun and often unsettling cinematic conundrum.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 67% The Corpse Of Anna Fritz (El Cadáver De Anna Fritz) (2015) [The] script says some very intelligent things about how the population feels entitled to have access to celebrities (especially in the wake of social media over the last five or so years) and how those interactions can escalate inappropriately.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/5 28% Camino (2016) While it definitely could have benefitted by being about 15 minutes shorter, Camino is an admirable effort from director and co-writer Josh C. Waller, who effectively ratchets up the tension throughout his savage thriller to an almost frenetic pace.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 97% Nina Forever (2016) For anyone who has ever struggled to move on past a former relationship or had to deal with the complications that come with being in love, Nina Forever should be right up your alley.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 100% Teenage Cocktail (2016) It's a beautifully made and intoxicating experience that explores the dangerous scenarios that can arise when sex with strangers goes too far. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 74% The Void (2017) The Void works incredibly well for numerous reasons, but the special effects in the film are by far the project's biggest asset.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/5 54% Phantasm: Ravager (2016) Phantasm: Ravager is a triumphant conclusion to this franchise, and I had a great time seeing the entire original cast together onscreen one last time, as they all brought an infectious sense of enthusiasm to the table with their performances.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival's narrative takes an unbelievable turn (and I mean that in the best way possible), opening up the film's story in an emotional way that I was not expecting, leaving me absolutely stunned.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 85% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) A striking and elegantly told tale of survival that turns the tables on everything we've come to expect from zombie cinema, McCarthy has crafted something very special with The Girl with All the Gifts. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4.5/5 90% Raw (2017) A bold and fiercely unflinching debut for Ducournau, Raw absolutely left me wrecked (in the best possible way).‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 50% Sadako Vs Kayako (2016) While it may be missing that epic feeling we'd hope for in a cinematic fight like this, it's still an entertaining endeavor that I'd recommend to fans looking for some goofy, supernatural fun.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 41% The Bad Batch (2017) As a whole, Amirpour has a lot to be proud of with The Bad Batch. Her work is bold, unflinching, and often challenging, and I would expect nothing less from her as a filmmaker.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) A sequel far better than anyone probably could have expected after seeing the first installment, Ouija: Origin of Evil is a real treat for horror lovers, and it's one of Flanagan's most well-crafted efforts to date. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 92% Demon (2016) We've seen weddings explored as a chaotic setting in cinema numerous times before, but there's something uniquely compelling and wholly original about what Wrona creates with Demon.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
4.5/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The Handmaiden may not be the most concise effort we've seen from Chan-Wook as a director, but it's still an absolute masterpiece all the same.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
4/5 95% The Love Witch (2016) A vibrant and eye-catching homage to the Technicolor films of the 1960s, writer/director Anna Biller's The Love Witch is a seductive and clever twist on the gender politics, witch-centric cinema, and pulp storytelling of that era.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 79% The Monster (2016) There's no doubt that with The Monster, Bertino has confidently reestablished himself as a master of intimate horror.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) A genuinely intriguing and compelling gothic mystery.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
4/5 71% Phantasm: Remastered (2016) Whether you've always loved Phantasm, never saw it, or never even had the affection for Don Coscarelli's nightmarish tale, I cannot think of a better way to experience this film now than with the remastered version.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
5/5 90% Green Room (2016) In Green Room, Jeremy Saulnier masterfully creates a brutal and relentless thriller that deftly subverts expectations while continually raising the stakes for everyone involved-two earmarks of great storytelling.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/5 50% Bite (2016) Bite is still a wholly ambitious affair and a tenacious effort from Chad Archibald, who proves he has a strong grasp of how to make an intelligent horror movie that often defies genre expectations.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
4/5 60% High-Rise (2016) As a character-driven exploration of societal collapse and the anarchy that always follows, High-Rise is captivating work from Wheatley, whose sublime, darkly comedic tongue remains firmly planted in his cheek throughout his latest film. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
2.5/5 3% The Darkness (2016) The Darkness does offer up several great moments visually that are pure nightmare fuel, but what follows truly lacks any sort of boundary-pushing that you'd hope to see from the guy who introduced us to the murderous Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016