Warped Perspective

Warped Perspective is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Keri O'Shea
Rating Title/Year Author
Vicious Fun (2020) Keri O'Shea A grisly, often caustic comedy of errors which doesn't let up or slow down at any point. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2021
3/5 The Old Ways (2020) Keri O'Shea It hasn't taken possession-style horror in a new direction, not really, but it's a decently entertaining hour and a half. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2021
3/5 PG: Psycho Goreman (2020) Keri O'Shea With the exception of some guff about love, it has no vast and ponderous subtext, no serious points and instead, a proliferation of special effects and spectacle. PG: Psycho Goreman is deliberately daft. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
I Care a Lot (2020) Keri O'Shea A saddening, maddening film, I Care a Lot perhaps makes light of misery in some respects, but then if you see past the entertainment, it does have its own grim points to make. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2021
Gatecrash (2020) Keri O'Shea Much more about the threat of violence and exposure than it is overtly violent, Gatecrash is a decent, well-wrought film which, although it doesn't answer every question you may have, does more than enough to stay engaging across its ninety minutes. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
5/10 Sator (2019) Keri O'Shea The film never quite rises to the framework offered, opting to front mood and aesthetics over dramatic and narrative payoff [...] You need to have characters, in order to truly take note of whatever happens to them. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
2/5 A Glitch in the Matrix (2020) Keri O'Shea Ascher's approach here, as in Room 237, is to allow the participants to extoll their views without question; it's...interesting to hear, but giving free rein to these people misses a trick, as far as I'm concerned. They're crying out to be challenged. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
3/5 A Nightmare Wakes (2020) Keri O'Shea It has a subtle, understated manner, with a carefully-constructed female perspective. It's muted, very picturesque and uses low-key period details effectively, alongside the sparing use of chiaroscuro bad dreams. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
1/5 The Reckoning (2021) Keri O'Shea An embarrassing, clumsy film which displays a complete lack of plausibility, plot lulls, plot lurches, dreadful casting (or a misuse of its few good actors) and an array of errors in almost every technical aspect. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
3/5 The Queen of Black Magic (2020) Keri O'Shea It's a visually-strong, very modern looking film which builds on familiar horror story elements to unleash something both grotesque and - on several levels - disturbing. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
Possessor: Uncut (2020) Keri O'Shea Possessor (2020) picks up the questions of personhood which Antiviral posed and takes them still further, delivering an even more accomplished film which retains that artistic Cronenberg Jr. flair for presenting the horrors of disassociation. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2021
Hunted (2020) Keri O'Shea This is an interesting, often grisly but exhilarating splice of fairy story and ordeal horror. It works. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
Go/Don't Go (2020) Keri O'Shea A careful and subtle examination of one man's loneliness as he struggles to cope with a world which only has him in it. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2021
3/5 12 Hour Shift (2020) Keri O'Shea A chain of events in a 'comedy of errors' style, with one violent, ill-thought-out and potentially exposing act following hard upon the last. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2021
The Bloodhound (2020) Keri O'Shea This is primarily a dour mood piece, and your engagement with it will likely come in large part from your knowledge of and your enjoyment of Poe. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
Anything for Jackson (2020) Keri O'Shea "A solid blend of splatter and spooky." EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2020
Girl With No Mouth (2020) Keri O'Shea This is a quirky, often sensitive adventure movie, an oddly warm take on a dystopian setting where the dystopia could almost be totally excised. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
Slaxx (2020) Keri O'Shea There is enough blood splatter and enough in the way of set pieces to render this an enjoyable horror film, although its avowed aims to shine a light on exploitation and hypocrisy will likely not chime with everyone. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
The Stylist (2020) Keri O'Shea The Stylist is a thoughtfully-composed horror story, as compassionate as it is grisly, with careful, plausible characters and an ending which feels both incredibly OTT and somehow inevitable. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2020
My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2020) Keri O'Shea My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To is an unflinching look at the lengths people will go to for family ties, but it's also a story about loneliness, a story which you know is going to collapse in on itself at some point. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
3/5 Honeydew (2020) Keri O'Shea The unsettling, unsettled feel is well sustained, and it's the factor which really distinguishes the film from others in the subgenre with - let's face it - largely similar plot trajectories. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
Hall (2020) Keri O'Shea Horrors about outbreaks are nothing new; perhaps we can appreciate them on a different level at the moment, but a good film of this kind will always stand on its own. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
3/5 Bloodthirsty (2020) Keri O'Shea Bloodthirsty is an aesthetically- and tonally-pleasing horror film with many worthwhile aspects. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) Keri O'Shea The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw is not dreadful by any means, but it misfires based on its at-times baffling decisions and derivative aspects, particularly when these call to a minor classic which avoided same. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2020
The Swerve (2018) Keri O'Shea This is the horror is of an intelligent woman who finds herself confronted with the reality of belonging to a servant class, only having the nous and sensitivity to, finally, see it as inescapable. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
The Columnist (2020) Keri O'Shea The Columnist meshes current issues and concerns with a kind of gore vibe which is either cathartic or cautionary, depending - I'm sure - on who you ask. Overall, it's a satisfying and worthwhile watch, EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
The Block Island Sound (2020) Keri O'Shea The Block Island Sound more than rewards attention, with its good, inventive moments and a genuine, unsettling thread of horror which holds things together. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
Fried Barry (2020) Keri O'Shea Some of the more lurid, retro-weird scenes are fun, and the synth soundtrack works very well with the film. It's not all bad. It's just that the head-scratching, or slow, or inexplicable moments outnumber the good here. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
C- Perfect (2018) Keri O'Shea A young man's personal journey, refracted through futuristic tech and psychoactive add-ons. The resulting film is creative and visually-appealing, though plot is low in the mix. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
Koko-di Koko-da (2019) Keri O'Shea Overlaying a genuine, realistic portrayal of grief, Koko-di Koko-da transforms into a circular fever dream of power and powerlessness. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
The Woman in Black (1989) Keri O'Shea Kneale's version has held its ground simply because it excels as a piece of terrifying tale-telling. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020
Peripheral (2018) Keri O'Shea As tech horror continues to develop and reflect contemporary concerns, this love letter to Cronenberg is grim but stylish, and well worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
1BR (2019) Keri O'Shea 1BR is a film which uses some familiar horror elements, but handles them with such sensitivity, economy and awareness that it's a genuinely effective, unbearably tense ride. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2020
Possum (2018) Keri O'Shea It's a love letter to abandoned places and anonymous spaces, swept through with dead foliage and rot. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
The Dead Center (2018) Keri O'Shea This is a horror film - in the sense of horrific - through and through, a grim mystery which grows ever and ever nastier. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
The Devil's Machine (2019) Keri O'Shea Everything is set for a great, original British horror. But the performances, the stylistic decisions and most of all, how the plot tumbles out via a jaw-dropping script turns this potential into a bizarre skit. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
Lords of Chaos (2018) Keri O'Shea It's an often frustrating mix of high camp and unflinching violence - in trying to encapsulate a great deal, it positions itself rather awkwardly between tragedy and farce. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
Midsommar (2019) Keri O'Shea A film which splices its incredibly graphic gore and creeping horror with overblown, definitely-allowed-to-laugh sequences. For all of that, it's still an effective horror story. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
B- Groupers (2019) Keri O'Shea The film shifts from something approximating ordeal horror, to a dialogue-driven skit on human stupidity. In short, it's immensely ambitious, and most of that ambition pays off. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
4/5 Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2018) Keri O'Shea [The film] wears its heart very much on its sleeve, splicing cartoonish levels of ultraviolence with darkly comedic characterisation and a steady supply of comeuppance for its worst offenders. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
Martyrs (2008) Keri O'Shea Films at their best - and worst - continue to have tremendous power, and Martyrs is absolutely a film which encapsulates this. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
Cry for the Bad Man (2019) Keri O'Shea Keaton's kudos is not enough by itself, and her presence on camera does not mean the film can dispense with all of the other going concerns. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
Two Ways to Go West (2020) Keri O'Shea The style and approach it takes doesn't really serve its themes; whilst visually sharp, it can feel tonally erratic, and badly needs a punchline or crescendo of some sort. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2020
Knife + Heart (2018) Keri O'Shea Overall, then, Knife + Heart is a lavish visual gift with a remarkable soundscape and plenty else to recommend it. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2020
Hei tai yang 731 (Men Behind the Sun) (Squadron 731) (1988) Keri O'Shea Men Behind the Sun is a phenomenal film, in which even the most seemingly outlandish scenes have their basis in historical fact, and however appalling the scenes are to watch, they're of vital importance to the narrative of the film as a whole. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2020
B- Amulet (2020) Keri O'Shea There are a handful of issues, but nothing which derails what is otherwise an immersive and unsettling film. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
A Dobugawa Dream (2018) Keri O'Shea A Dobugawa Dream speaks for a hidden, taboo Japan and its inhabitants, particularly its broken men and what becomes of them. How the film concludes is a gentle, sensitive master stroke. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2020
Imperial Blue (2019) Keri O'Shea Drugs might be the nexus here, but really Imperial Blue is all about a stranger in a strange land, unable and largely unwilling to curtail his own ego in his pursuit of illicit thrills and illicit money. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2020
3/5 Rabid (2019) Keri O'Shea In effect, Rabid feels like the film which the Soskas shoulda-woulda-coulda made right after American Mary. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2020
3 From Hell (2019) Keri O'Shea 3 From Hell looks every inch the Rob Zombie movie; its aesthetics follow a familiar pattern, and he seems quite content to just let his characters amble on through their days, resurrected largely to take one more road trip. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2020