Category Archives: Horror

Get Out review — Fear of a White Planet

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Written and Directed by Jordan Peele | 103 min A cunning amalgam of horror and satire, comedian Peele has delivered an especially satisfying debut feature film. It manages to poke at a lot of the cliches of white liberal America—that some may call unacknowledged truths, especially the barely repressed racism of the wealthy suburban caucasian—while…Read More

Top 10 Under-The-Radar films of 2016

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As per usual, plenty of the year’s best cinema found their way to us on platforms other than the Cineplex screens, or if they did show at the multiplex, they often came and went relatively unheralded. It’s the fact of Halifax being a small market: Many quality features won’t find distribution in theatres. Here are…Read More

Stranger Things Has Happened

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I love Stranger Things. The eight-episode Netflix series released in July is a terrific bit of summer entertainment, a mystery horror series starring Winona Ryder and a cast of kids. It feels new while evoking the best of 1980s American film, TV, and books—largely the work of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter and…Read More

The Shallows review — Deeper Than It Looks

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Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra | Written by Anthony Jaswinski | 86 min | ▲▲▲△△ "Do we really need another shark movie?" I wondered as I walked into the cinema to see The Shallows. Probably not—even Jaws writer Peter Benchley at the end of his life advocated for shark conservation. But I'm happy to watch more white-knuckle…Read More