Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fool's Views (3/1 – 3/31)

Back again!

March was a light month in terms of knocking out the flicks, but it did have the highlight of showcasing what will likely be my favorite horror offering of the year.

It Follows demonstrated a level of foreboding, atmospheric dread that I haven’t experienced in quite some time, with a brilliantly simple, uncluttered horror premise. I never thought it would resonate for the mainstream, however, and was legitimately surprised when it earned a wide release. Sure, the hype machine managed to ruin it for many hardcore fright fans, but it delivered the goods in my book, and I’m happy to keep recommending it. (Especially since the rest of the month’s genre selections were less than select.)

And with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we managed to knock out yet another Redford flick, the very one that sparked my interest in revisiting his onscreen output since it was supposedly an anomaly for Hollywood's golden boy to be playing a villain. Of course, anyone who was paying even the slightest bit of attention should have realized that even Sir Bob's "heroes" are a flawed and cranky bunch, and he's played an out-and-out S.O.B. on more than one occasion.

As before, feel free to leave your two cents worth about any of the titles below – we’ll make sure you get some change back.


Sharp-tongued retorts will be dealt with accordingly.

Dark Haul (2014) d. Wise, Daniel (USA) (1st viewing)

Deep in the Darkness (2014)
d. Theys, Colin USA
(1st viewing)

It Follows (2014)
d. Mitchell, David Robert (USA) (1st viewing)

Valley of the Sasquatch (2015)
d. Portanova, John (USA) (1st viewing)

Mark of the Devil (1970) d. Armstrong, Michael West Germany (2nd viewing)

Baxter (1989)
d. Boivin, Jerome France (1st viewing)

Boogie Nights (1997)
d. Anderson, Paul Thomas (USA) (2nd and 3rd viewings)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
d. Russo, Anthony / Russo, Joe (USA) (1st viewing)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
d. Gunn, James (USA) (3rd viewing)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) d. Meyer, Nicholas (USA) (5th viewing)

Massacre Gun (1967) d. Hasebe, Yasuharu Japan (1st viewing)


Fearful Symmetry: The Making of To Kill a Mockingbird (1998)
d. Kiselyak, Charles (USA) (1st viewing)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
d. Mulligan, Robert (USA) (2nd viewing)

2015 Totals to date: 61 films, 31 1st time views, 29 horror, 2 cinema

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