Thanks to its unyielding female lead, Jen McGowan’s “Rust Creek” breaks through the genre tropes and delivers a finely crafted thriller with a dramatic understory. When survival thrillers stumble upon the moving sands of a full-featured drama, many of them … Continue reading Rust Creek (2019) – A Riveting Thriller With A Human Soul
An absolute abomination, that Tate Taylor’s “Ma” is, shouldn’t find its way to the big screen. Regrettably, it somehow did, forcing me to waste more than 90 minutes of my life. You, on the other hand, can be still saved … Continue reading Ma (2019) Mind Can’t Handle This Atrocity
Through numerous plot twists and some blood-chilling tricks, “The Perfection” provides enough reason to believe its chain of events – even, when its core is rather wobbly. Michelle (Allison Williams) has spent years in a secluded house, taking care of … Continue reading The Perfection (2019) – Play Through Your Pain
Joe Berlinger’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” is a bit confusing in its early stage, but gets significantly better over time. When its final sequences arrive, the film reverberates with a dreadful impact long after the credits roll. A … Continue reading Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Review
A Spanish political thriller El Reino (2018) (also called The Realm) elevates a stellar performance of Antonio De La Torre to a meaningful study of a manipulative politician’s fall that represents the government’s corruption. Politics is a dirty game, right? … Continue reading El Reino (2018) Review
A brilliant piece of refreshing storytelling from the Argentinian director Luis Ortega, “El Angel” charms and seduces in the most unexpected ways and moments. Carlitos (debuting Lorenzo Ferro) is a charming teenager, who enjoys… breaking the law. One day, Carlos … Continue reading El Angel (2018) – A Cherub’s Dans Macabre
The 2019 crapfest begins early this year with “Glass”, where M. Night Shyamalan has, once again, proven he’s never been a true enfant prodige of the modern cinema. “Glass” is a direct follow-up to the events from “Split” and a … Continue reading I Really Wanted To Like Glass (2019), But It’s Truly Hopeless
Gustav Möller’s “The Guilty” is a devastating drama, where the scarcity of tools used to tell the story excavates its true worth.
Continue reading “A Confession Over The Phone – The Guilty (2018)”
Jeremy Saulnier’s “Hold the Dark” incorporates all the grittiest concept cinema knows, but unlike his two previous films, it’s the least impactful and engaging one. An author of a book on wolves Russell (Jeffrey Wright) is called to a godforsaken … Continue reading A Haunting In Alaska – Hold the Dark (2018)
Danny McBride is a bright star of “Arizona”, which inadvertently turns itself into a half-baked satire as the story goes. Cassie lives in a remote city, somewhere deep in the rural parts of Arizona. She sells houses, which – considering … Continue reading Catch Me If You Can – Arizona (2018) Review
Romina (2018) by Diego Cohen is a true red herring of bad movies of 2018. Unusual, remarkable pile of crap. When I see that the director of a film is also its executive producer, writer and even composer (!), I … Continue reading Romina (2018) – The Netflix Worst Undertaking Yet
A black community’s ode to the oppressing government written by a white person. What could go wrong?
Continue reading “This Movie Bad, Yo! – The First Purge (2018)”
“Sicario: Day Of The Soldado” is a loose reference to Denis Villeneuve’s thrilling masterpiece. As a standalone film, it makes a decent B-entry, but as a continuity of “Sicario” from 2015, it’s an absolute misfire.
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A thought-provoking horror, Steven Soderbergh’s trash-fest and John Travolta’s miserable attempt at reviving his career. Welcome to the weekly update by Cultural Hater.
Continue reading “Hate It Or Love It #2 – Hereditary, Unsane & More”
Night Shyamalan did not fully reclaim his claims to the crown, but made a significant step to achieve this goal with Split.
Continue reading “Inside an unimaginable mind – Split (2017)”