Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
MPAA Accredited Entertainment Reporter and Film Reviewer. Memberships: Int'l Press Academy, L.A. Press Club, Horror Writers Association, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Author of "Animal Movies Guide" and "50 Years of Ghost Movies"
Favorites:
Always evolving. For my latest discoveries, disses and dishes, check Facebook.com/StaciWilson & Twitter @StaciWilson.
Official Websites: http://StaciLayneWilson.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% The Nest (2020) The Nest presents a chilly, color-leached picture with long silences and cold stares punctuated by the occasional outburst of anger from one of the O'Hara clan. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2020
96% Sound of Metal (2020) For those hoping (as I was) for a music-centric film, sorry, but Sound of Metal is an existential drama that moves at a glacial pace. Fortunately, the subject matter is interesting enough, and the actors are flat-out marvelous. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2020
88% Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl (2018) While the filmmaking method is tiresome, its subject is not. Nash is definitely not a girl we should underestimate. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2020
94% Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President (2020) To say that I loved Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President would be an understatement. - Red River Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2020
96% Zappa (2020) Clocking in at over two hours, Zappa is an exhaustive look at its namesake. We learn all about him from cradle to grave, literally. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2020
61% The Last Movie Star (2018) If you're a Burt Reynolds fan, it's a must-see. And even if you're not, The Last Movie Star offers up an intriguing look at fleeting, fickle fame and how even a spark can turn into an eternal flame. - StaciWilson.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2020
83% Freaky (2020) Think: Disney's Freaky Friday meets the classic horror flick Friday the 13th and you've nailed it. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
40% Let's Scare Julie (2020) Let's Scare Julie was okay, until the end. I won't spoil it, but in my opinion, it was a copout and an eye-roller that makes you regret sitting through the previous hour and a half. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
33% Blind (2020) It's not a bad film. If you can appreciate style over substance, Blind is worth a look. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
48% Spell (2020) Marquis is one of the dumbest horror-film victims of recent years-even worse than a teenage girl from an 80s slasher. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
90% Run (2020) Run is fast-paced, easy to enjoy, and fills the entertainment bill. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
7/10 76% Spiral (2019) Overall, it's a solid horror flick simmering with mystery and tension that anyone can enjoy. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
25% Tar (2020) As Tar dragged on and on, I could not believe they were actually going to stretch the paper-thin story out to one hour and thirty-six minutes. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
82% Scare Me (2020) If the idea of watching two people sit around telling stories all night sounds dull... it is. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
32% Death of Me (2020) Bousman has a signature style, which has become increasingly rare since the heyday of the auteur, so it's a pleasure to see his stamp on things. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
57% The Call (2020) I enjoyed The Call from start to finish. - Red River Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
94% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Cronenberg's meticulous world-building is beautiful to behold. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
88% Save Yourselves! (2020) Save Yourselves! is a throwback to an Atomic Age sci-fi cautionary tale, but with a thoroughly modern Millennial twist and a zany dose of droll comedy. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
63% The Secrets We Keep (2020) The Secrets We Keep is a gripping drama that keeps you guessing. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
100% Ten Minutes To Midnight (2020) The two adversarial leads, Williams and Kang, are perfect together and each projects depth and nuance, even under such over-the-top circumstances. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
48% The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) If you love the Evil Dead franchise, you'll feel the same about The Babysitter movies. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
67% Rent-A-Pal (2020) The depressing conclusion negated my enjoyment of the rest of Rent-A-Pal. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
No Score Yet Crystal Eyes (Mirada de cristal) (2017) I thoroughly enjoyed this movie! It goes for the Giallo without any sense of wink-wink irony, yet comes off a serious and playful homage to the subgenre so many love and miss. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
64% Spree (2020) Spree does a great job of highlighting how folks like Logan Paul (the YouTuber/Bro who showed dead people in Japan's Suicide Forest on his channel) can become famous. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
71% Tenet (2020) Fortunately, the complexity does not drain the enjoyment. Tenet is a fun ride! - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
48% Unhinged (2020) Unhinged could have been just another movie about people driven crazy, but the high level of filmmaking and the gripping performances make all the difference. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
63% A Night of Horror - Nightmare Radio (2019) The stories are quick, creepy, and thrilling. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
74% The Wretched (2020) The atmosphere is eerie and there's a nice twist I did not see coming. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
75% The Rental (2020) The Rental is an entertaining popcorn flick that's perfect for a cozy movie night at home - yours or someone else's. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
85% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) She Dies Tomorrow sorta-kinda falls under the horror-film umbrella. It's like 28 Days Later for intellectuals and mumblecore fans. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
48% The Sonata (2020) The Sonata is a rich, deeply atmospheric, supernatural gothic horror film. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
No Score Yet The Prison Within (2019) This documentary shows the power of compassion and forgiveness in a gripping way that stays with you. - StaciWilson.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
No Score Yet Elvis from Outer Space (2020) Only Elvis fanatics and B-movie mavens will have 'burning love' for this one. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020
97% Saint Maud (2020) Religious fervor as an allegory for one's descent into madness is nothing new-but writer/director Rose Glass pulls everything off with such panache that St. Maud feels fresh and chilling. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
78% Homewrecker (2019) The story may revolve around men and obsession with marriage and reproduction, but the characters are vividly realized and fun to watch. - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
13% Darkness Falls (2020) Unfortunately, intellectual exploration is discarded in favor of clumsy shouting to get points across, weird collages of victims to make sense of the case, and bullets flying everywhere to tie up loose ends. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
88% Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (2020) Devotees may not glean as much about the legend as I did, but they're bound to enjoy this intimate look at the long life of a man who is still here to reflect on his times. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
88% Shirley (2020) ...billed as a drama and a thriller. Drama, yes. Thrills, no. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
97% The Painter and the Thief (2020) An interesting art doc that steals too much of your time.... - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
25% Inheritance (2020) The beginning of Inheritance is good enough to hook you, and it really goes off the rails to reward the viewer in the end. That middle, though... - Women in Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
69% We Summon the Darkness (2020) While the subject matter has been done to death, the writer and director don't approach the material with a jaundiced eye. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
68% The Artist's Wife (2020) The Artist's Wife is a solid drama with excellent acting by its two leads and periphery cast. - Sci-Fi Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
No Score Yet Sweet Sunshine (2020) Are you ready for some sweet schmaltz? Many of us could use some right now. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
57% The Hunt (2020) While originality may not be its strong suit, The Hunt showcases top-notch acting and its elaborate set-pieces are quite inventive. It's worth a look on the big screen if you're a fan of the genre. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
68% Ride Like a Girl (2019) If you're looking for a good, old-fashioned sports drama to quicken your pulse and warm your heart, you cannot go wrong with Ride Like a Girl. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
87% Come to Daddy (2020) Come to Daddy is a cartoony midnight movie, tailor-made for the outré-loving genre-crowd-but if your taste runs a little more mainstream, you might want to give this one a miss. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
83% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) An electrifying and edifying music documentary. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
74% The Lodge (2020) If you like weird, wintry chillers, then The Lodge should be on your list of must-sees. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) All in all, it's a fun, raucous ride. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
86% Color Out of Space (2020) It's a bonkers setup, so why not just lean into it? - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020