Daily Grindhouse

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Rating Title/Year Author
Alien Encounters (1979) Mike Vanderbilt ...hearing Jack Palance scream "ALIEN!" during the final confrontation worth the being make this movie worth a look. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018) Mike Vanderbilt ...a truly impressive feature debut for writer/director, Henry Dunham.There is a sense of authenticity that these characters. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
The Amityville Murders (2018) Mike Vanderbilt There are some groovy '70s costumes on display and features cool garage rock... THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS winds up another lackluster entry in the franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Fighting the Sky (2017) Mike Vanderbilt Director Conrad Faraj brings a light touch to FIGHTING THE SKY that elevates it from its low-budget, sci-fi brethren. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Upgrade (2018) Mike Vanderbilt ...a wickedly funny, unassumingly smart, and ultra gory slice of cyberpunk. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Mike Vanderbilt ...a powerful, emotional portrait of the most genuine man to ever grace this Earth. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Top Knot Detective (2017) Mike Vanderbilt . The filmmakers are so slick, playing the concept straight as an arrow, that the audience may even believe it to be real if only for a moment. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Laissez bronzer les cadavres (2017) Mike Vanderbilt A gangbusters soundtrack & healthy leather fetish propel this greasy, grimy neo-spaghetti western. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Summer of 84 (2018) Mike Vanderbilt ...meanders for most of its run time and by the time the film goes somewhere interesting, it's already too late EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Buffalo Boys (2018) Mike Vanderbilt ...a super fun and romantic action tale. Gleefully over the top with ultra cool tough guy dialogue and romance, it's undeniably entertaining... EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
The Night Comes for Us (2018) Mike Vanderbilt ...an assault on the senses...NIGHT essentially never bores us and always gets to the chorus. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
It Comes at Night (2017) Mike Vanderbilt The film never offers easy answers; perhaps we're only seeking a few moments of pleasure, because nobody gets out alive. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Baby Driver (2017) Mike Vanderbilt ...a half-baked, juvenile script doesn't bring any pathos to the flashy film...it's ultimately a hollow experience. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Mike Vanderbilt Ron Howard outdid himself on this one, recapturing that intangible ≤i≥STAR WARS≤i≥ spirit with a film that's beautifully grimy and an absolute blast from start to finish EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Mike Vanderbilt THE LAST JEDI sits somewhere in the middle as a very good entry in the STAR WARS series. Johnson takes some risks with the story-maybe not enough of them to truly make THE LAST JEDI a classic EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
() Mike Vanderbilt A sleazy, rock 'n' roll, vampire fable, BLISS may find Begos at is darkest and introspective, but there is a sick sense of humor and a sense of rock 'n' roll fun that drives this tale of addiction, ambition and vampirism. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall (2019) Mike Vanderbilt ...a wild look at one of the unsung heroes of rock 'n' roll: they played it, and he memorialized it. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
Amazing Grace (2018) Mike Vanderbilt Play this one loud. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
Tales From the Hood 2 (2018) Mike Vanderbilt ...fun, funny, thought provoking, and at times wonderfully weird. Tales From The Hood 2</I is indeed, the shit. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
Nightmare Cinema (2018) Mike Vanderbilt ...runs on energy. From the word go, it's high-octane entertainment, wonderfully weird at times, ultra-gory, and really, just a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
() Mike Vanderbilt ...it wants to be a sleepover movie for adolescent girls and boys...all the parts may be there, but Satanic Panic has no soul. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Mike Vanderbilt The Dead Don't Die is a genre film. It's a zombie film. But above all it is a Jim Jarmusch film..dryly humorous dialogue with laidback panache. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) Mike Vanderbilt ...mean spirited, uncomfortable, and in poor taste..The Littlest Reich is not a toy box audiences-and especially longtime Puppet Master fans-are going to want to play in. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
I Trapped the Devil (2019) Matt Wedge While it does not live up to the expectations of its title, the movie that exists in its place is engrossing and packs a hell of a wallop in the third act. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
St. Agatha (2018) Mike Vanderbilt ...a perverse, creepy, and slickly shot slice of modern day nunsploitation. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Halloween (2018) Mike Vanderbilt ...whiffs on the promise of the character of Laurie Strode that Jamie Lee Curtis has embodied for forty years. Perhaps it's a testament to the power of the original film that no sequel or reboot will ever be as effective as the night he came home. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Mike Vanderbilt ...never leans too hard into weighty terror, visceral scares, or into comedy bordering on slapstick but comfortably hangs out in the middle of the road. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man (2018) Deirdre Crimmins It is a comforting documentary that offers the reader some introspection into their own world, through the Rorschach rambunctiousness of our cinematic eternal child. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2018) Deirdre Crimmins There are excellent ideas, effects, performances, and scares, but also an accumulation of clichés and unnecessary details that prevent it from being a great film. With that said, it is worth watching. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Black Panther (2018) Deirdre Crimmins A vastly entertaining superhero movie with a new hero who is easy to root for. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018