View From The Dark

View From The Dark is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Carolyn Mauricette
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Carolyn Mauricette I was not ready for Ready or Not, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised. The film was all action, all suspense, gorier than you'd think, and a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Carolyn Mauricette It's possible to have a white director and a black cast using their own voices instead of a white writer assuming the actions of character of color. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
3 Nightmare Cinema (2018) Carolyn Mauricette Definitely check out Nightmare Cinema. It's got schlock, scares and scads of fun for all the anthology enthusiasts out there. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3 Child's Play (2019) Carolyn Mauricette The Child's Play reboot is a fun update to the slasher doll who won't quit. See it for Hamill's doll gone mad performance, creepy janitors, nods to classic horror and a surprising comment on our obsession with artificial intelligence and consumerism. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
2.5 Men in Black: International (2019) Carolyn Mauricette Take the kids to see Men In Black International for a bit of fun, but they haven't reinvented the galactic wheel with this one. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Carolyn Mauricette See Godzilla King of the Monsters for, well, the monsters. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2019
Ma (2019) Carolyn Mauricette If you're set on seeing Ma, go for Spencer's menacing performance and what I hope is her gateway in more starring roles in more genre films. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
The Perfection (2018) Carolyn Mauricette If you're thirsting for an Asian horror-inspired, stylized roller coaster ride with buckets of tension, look no further than Richard Shepard's The Perfection. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Carolyn Mauricette In John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, Reeves transports us to perhaps the strongest film set in his assassin universe. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
See You Yesterday (2019) Carolyn Mauricette It gives us a wonderful black female character, the message of both despair and hope, and a story that could easily be continued as a popular Netflix series. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) Carolyn Mauricette Horror Noire (as both a documentary and book) needs to be added to every film studies syllabus. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Tokoloshe (2018) Carolyn Mauricette I think a lot of movie-goers will resonate with the characters and themes of The Tokoloshe. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Hounds of Love (2016) Carolyn Mauricette Hounds of Love is not only a terrifying psychological thriller, but an in depth look at how women who step out of prescribed roles overcome criticism, sexism and brutality with inner strength. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
mother! (2017) Carolyn Mauricette There is so much to say about Mother! and so many layers to explore that I imagine theology, psychology, film and sociology PhD students will have at it for decades. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Personal Shopper (2016) Carolyn Mauricette Personal Shopper is an artistic take on a ghost story and focuses on one woman's uncertainty when mortality comes into question. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Ek Thi Daayan (2013) Carolyn Mauricette Ek Thi Dayaan is a supernatural crowd pleaser that bypasses the usual Bollywood melodramatic themes and gives you lots of witchy chills. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Get Out (2017) Carolyn Mauricette Jordan Peele succeeds in giving us a smart, well-written thriller/horror filled with a great balance of tongue-in-cheek humour and a viscerally intense uneasiness. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Escape Room (2019) Carolyn Mauricette If you haven't seen Escape Room yet, don't miss out on it, not only because it's a perfect Saturday night at the movies, but also for some fun, sustained suspense, people of colour in solid roles... EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Bird Box (2018) Carolyn Mauricette Bird Box is a mostly decent representation of a book that proves difficult to film...even though the characters veer away from those in the book, the ensemble cast is surprisingly good. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Us (2019) Carolyn Mauricette The scope of Us is vast, and whether you see it as a battle between our worst selves, our fears, classes, or a biblical reckoning, it's a literal rabbit hole of self-reflection everyone should fall down and get lost in over and over again. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Ranger (2018) Carolyn Mauricette The Ranger is in touch with nature in a very psychotic way, and plays off of Chelsea's fish out of water persona in the big city. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Kuso (2017) Carolyn Mauricette This is why the Black director and cast composed of mostly people of colour is so important. It shows that we too have a sensibility for the avant-garde, perhaps even more so since some of our real-life experiences can be surreal... EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019