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Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Hidden Figures (2017) It's a 'feel good movie' but Hidden Figures is never schmaltzy and is doesn't gloss over the weighty issues. ‐ Opeeqo
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Id (2015) The Id is a thought-provoking psychological chiller that's well worth a look... into the abyss! ‐ Dread Central
Posted Dec 29, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Like they did in the golden era of cinema; slip into a dark movie theater and lose yourself in this impossible, irresistible world. ‐
Posted Nov 23, 2016
4.5/5 78% The Monster (2016) It's as flawless a horror film -- and specifically a monster movie -- you're likely to find in this or any other year. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Nov 17, 2016
88% Elle (2016) Elle feels like a few different movies, but it does present an intriguing question of what consent really means and how past and present experiences shape the mind, body and soul. ‐
Posted Nov 17, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) In the plus column, Arrival feels like a dreamily updated version of 1951's The Day the Earth Stood Still. On the negative side, there's not enough excitement or revelation to justify its two-hour runtime. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Nov 10, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) Aside from the dazzling eye-candy, this is a pretty thought-provoking movie. ‐
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Shelter (2016) The Shelter is enjoyable, well made and ably acted. It is definitely worth a look for fans of psychological slow burns. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Nov 1, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Butterfly Room (2014) If you're in search of an original horror film, and you are a fan of the slower, more hypnotic horror of the 70s - and you don't mind a lack of blood and guts - then The Butterfly Room is definitely one for your collection. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Nov 1, 2016
4/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Ouija: Origin of Evil succeeds on many levels. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Dead Awake (2016) Dead Awake is a dream come true for fans of modern horror with a classic look and feel. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Oct 13, 2016
50% Phantasm: Ravager (2016) Phantasm: Ravager is not the place to start with the series (noobs beware), but it's a helluva way to end it. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Oct 5, 2016
43% The Girl on the Train (2016) The Girl on the Train review says it misses the boat by not embracing the over-the-top potboiler parody it could have been, instead opting for Lifetime movie-of-the week blandness. ‐
Posted Oct 5, 2016
40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) It's definitely in a class of its own and one of the more unique kids' stories out right now. ‐
Posted Sep 8, 2016
87% Don't Breathe (2016) Deftly directed by Fede Alvarez, Don't Breathe hits the ground running and never slows to take a breath. ‐
Posted Aug 25, 2016
93% The Little Prince (2016) The Little Prince is a fond tribute, true to its source material and original unto itself. ‐
Posted Aug 4, 2016
2.5/5 22% Let's Be Evil (2016) I recommend this one only for die-hard fans of killer kids horror. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Aug 1, 2016
76% Lights Out (2016) This is the kind of movie that really gets audiences alternating between hiding their faces in their hands to outright applause. ‐
Posted Jul 21, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) There's a lot of predictable animal humor, but there are also several harrowing moments of nail-biting suspense. ‐
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/5 78% The Shallows (2016) If you're in the mood for a thriller with a little action and you want to see Blake Lively in a bikini, then maybe The Shallows is worth an hour and a half of your time. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 32% Abattoir (2016) Abattoir offers a smart story, compelling performances, and a great blend of talent and technique. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 16, 2016
57% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon is gushing with gory glam and oozing beautiful baroque patina from its every pore. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 6, 2016
4/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) The Conjuring 2 has enough texture and story to have appeal for all kinds of horror fans. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 5, 2016
89% A Bigger Splash (2016) A long, strange trip well worth taking. Crank it up! ‐
Posted May 4, 2016
100% Just One Drink (2015) It's intriguing enough to turn into a feature. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Mar 18, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) It's a drama, it's a thriller, horror, sci-fi and mystery all in one. ‐
Posted Mar 10, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) Oh, boy - is he fresh! Chances are you're going to love this well-written, witty, funny, romantic, sexy, silly, action packed, wild ride. I sure did! ‐
Posted Feb 8, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) The Coen Brothers have done it again - made an ensemble crime caper comedy that's pure tinsel town gold! ‐
Posted Feb 4, 2016
43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Straddles the line between tradition and terror, fidelity to the source, forging new territory, and showing societal roles filled by brain-sucking zombies - with admirable aplomb. ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2016
24% Solace (2016) Solace has all the stuff I love. But not all the stuff everybody loves. It's a mixed bag. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jan 20, 2016
53% Standoff (2016) The dialogue is brisk, as are the twists and turns. ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2016
2.5/5 10% The Forest (2016) It's best to wait for home viewing on this one. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jan 8, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) 45 Years is not story-driven, it's character-driven - and how exquisitely nuanced these people are! ‐
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 50% The Abandoned (2016) I was somewhat dissatisfied with the ending, but that sort of thing is subjective, and I encourage everyone to watch The Abandoned to judge for themselves. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jan 5, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Dark (2015) It's not perfect, but Dark is one of the better arty indies I've seen in some time. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Dec 29, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) It's like a cinematic listicle. In other words, there's an awful lot going on in The Big Short! ‐
Posted Dec 9, 2015
3.5/5 65% Krampus (2015) When it comes to Krampus, you'd better watch out. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Dec 4, 2015
43% Bleeding Heart (2015) Good movie, bad title. ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2015
33% By The Sea (2015) The characters are not only unlikable, passive-aggressive jerks, they are boring and predictable to boot. Add to that stunningly stupid dialogue, and you're in for a shallow dive indeed. ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3.5/5 64% The Funhouse Massacre (2015) I enjoyed The Funhouse Massacre and would watch it again; it's a good addition to the Halloween-themed canon. The title says it all: fun and massacre. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Nov 11, 2015
93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) I already knew a lot about Janis Joplin, but that doesn't mean I didn't learn something - and, I was deeply moved by its inevitable end. ‐
Posted Oct 31, 2015
72% Dreams of a Life (2012) I like how Morely juxtaposes urban life with inner life, and how the two don't always intersect. ‐
Posted Oct 31, 2015
81% Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015) While I think it's a worthwhile doc, it runs too long and paints a rather (unintended, I believe) poor portrait of McQueen. ‐
Posted Oct 31, 2015
73% Trumbo (2015) Not only is the story engrossing - and true! - sometimes upsetting, and always informative, but it's also funny. ‐
Posted Oct 31, 2015
45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) No merit badge for Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. ‐
Posted Oct 30, 2015
13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) Looking for a good horror movie to watch this Halloween? Check out Crimson Peak. ‐
Posted Oct 23, 2015
71% Crimson Peak (2015) I wholeheartedly recommend everyone see Crimson Peak on the big screen. It's the most beautiful, bloody way to celebrate Halloween this year. ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2015
No Score Yet Hell & Back (2015) Hell And Back may be for adults, but it is not very mature. Everything from drug use to rape is lampooned in this outrageous, R-rated comedy. ‐
Posted Oct 5, 2015
79% Tales of Halloween (2015) Treat! ‐
Posted Oct 5, 2015
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Hive (2015) The actors are good (especially Walsh, who was one of my favorites in last year's Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), the story sails right along at a brisk clip that's just right for its 89-minute running time, and there's even a romantic subplot. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Sep 25, 2015