SILVER SCREEN RIOT
  • Out in Theaters: CAMP X-RAY

    Knowingly avoids tabloid drama. Read More
  • Out in Theaters: YOUNG ONES

    "A poignant deconstruction of sci-fi and western films." Read More
  • Out in Theaters: ST. VINCENT

    "The Weinsteins' retelling of Bad Grandpa" Read More
  • Out in Theaters: MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN

    "Overtly steeped in melodrama" Read More
  • Out in Theaters: FURY

    "Five days later, I'm still spinning" Read More
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  • 13 Most Disturbing Horror Films of the Last 13 Years First of all, I'm gonna throw down the NSFW gauntlet for these 13 most disturbing movies of the last 13 years because what you are about to witness is, as the name suggests, a list of not exactly your grandma's horror movies. These are the most twisted, most gnarly, most graphic horror films ever. Their intent is to scar you. Read More
  • Weekly Review 58: WOLF, ARMY, CORPSES, EYES If you just saw this short list of at home flicks, you may assume I've been taking it fairly easy this week when in reality, it's been a full blown onslaught of horror here in my Queen Anne abode. In theaters, I caught screenings of Dracula Untold and Fury (review Wednesday) but in preparation for tomorrow's diligently researched "13 Most Read More
  • Out in Theaters: WHIPLASH Note: Reprinted from our 2014 Sundance review. J.K. Simmons has been gracing the screen, both big and small, for twenties years but his career is more of the long than the illustrious kind. Simmons has quietly paid his dues, slipping in a commendable character actor's career, and was undeniably long overdue for a role of this magnitude. After witnessing his Read More
  • Out in Theaters: PRIDE I was reluctant to watch Pride. I’m not a huge activist when it comes to anything besides the “No-Poo Movement”, so I’m generally less inclined to endure pandering of any kind. When I read the synopsis for Pride, it seemed a little politically heavy. Perhaps it would be Dallas Buyers Club with parades. Thankfully, it was so much more than Read More
  • Out in Theaters: AUTÓMATA I hadn't even heard of Autómata when I was sent a digital screener but with its science fiction meets thriller description and a shaved-headed Antonio Banderas at the forefront, I figured I'd give it a go. From the get go, it reads iRobot meets Blade Runner, a lo-fi crossroads between wanna-be philosophical depths and bargain FX. And from the many borrowed Read More
  • Out in Theaters: KILL THE MESSENGER Kill the Messenger is a magic bullet meant to assassinate - or at least tarnish - the reputation of the CIA for their uber illegal association with Nicaraguan Contra rebels. Their anti-communist war effort was funded in part by *gulp* distributing crack cocaine to Central LA ghettos, a network Webb contends the CIA was complicit - or at least complacent - in facilitating.  And like Read More
  • Out in Theaters: DRACULA UNTOLD Let me tell you an untold story: a bunch of studio execs crowd in a room. The air is thick with the fumes of aged (pronounce age-ed) scotch, the carpet stamped in the cookie cutout of a Louis Vuitton heel. The unpaid Lambo payments and hefty beachside mortgages are palpable. "How can we play the franchise game without shelling royalties Read More
  • Out in Theaters: THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY The Two Faces of January is a classical told crime caper centered around a pair of on-the-lamb scalawags and the one vixen they both are vying for. Directed by Drive scribe Hossein Amini and starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac, January is a film that relies entirely on engaged, rapturous performances and, while much more slow burning than Read More
  • Out in Theaters: GONE GIRL I knew a guy in college who was accused of rape. He was a few years older than me and confided the tale over a joint and some cheap whiskey. The case didn't go to court nor did he see the inside of a jail cell but the accusation alone stood as a scarlet letter. He became a bit of Read More
  • Weekly Review 57: KILL, HOS2EL, SACRAMENT Three more horror movies at home this week were joined by screening of Gone Girl, Men, Women and Children and Annabelle. With a fair amount of work on my platter and a barrage of visitors, my at home viewing wasn't what it's been lately. Nonetheless, I present a short selection of great, good and bad. Let's get down to some Read More
  • Out in Theaters: ANNABELLE When all it took to turn a harmless doll into a demon possessed conduit was a drop of blood, I had already written off Annabelle. Poised as a spinoff of the critically acclaimed and totally terrifying The Conjuring, this fast-tracked prequel is, like most dolls, the product of industrialization. It's horror by assembly line; an unholy congregation of uninspired pieces. Read More
  • Out in Theaters: TRACKS Tracks sets out to prove how disgusting the camel really is. Like a teenager at their peak awkward years, the camel is unnaturally gawky, looming over others like Shaq on a Little People, Big World special. Sporting a kind of tattered t-shirt, the camel wears a patchwork of umber skin with the look of a shag carpet that mated with Read More
  • A Flawless, Expert, Foolproof Ranking of David Fincher's Films Seeing that Gone Girl screens here in Seattle tonight, I've taken it upon myself to go through and rank the films of auteur filmmaker David Fincher. Fincher is simply one of our generation's greatest filmmakers, offering dark, twisted and thrilling dramas riddled with psychological horror and saddled with a tone so black, it'd make a crow look pale. He's got Read More
  • Weekly Review 56: SESSION, IT, SANGRE, MANHUNTER, PONTYPOOL, SLACKER, BORGMAN Maybe it's the fact that I've gotten through all of Survivor on Hulu or I just have had more time on my hands lately but once again, I have a huge slate of movies for this batch of Weekly Review. Horror flicks from four decades made an appearance; some of which were great, some exhaustively terrible. In theaters, I caught Read More
  • Out in Theaters: THE EQUALIZER The Equalizer is an action movie that thinks it's dark drama  poking fun at an action movie. There's genuine moments of close quartered self-reflection with Antoine Fuqua's camera jammed tight in Denzel Washington's expressive face followed up by explosions so absurd they'd look ridiculous in a Michael Bay joint. It's tense, silly, righteous and totally too long. Read More
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