Whispering Corridors: Memento Mori is Heartfelt, Pensive, and Lovely (review)

Korean movie, the second in the Whispering Corridors series. Min-ah is a teenager at a girls’ school who finds a journal written by her classmates, couple Shi-eun and Hyo-shin. They love each other, but the pressure surrounding them doesn’t make anything easy. When their relationship ends in tragedy, no one at the school is safeContinue reading “Whispering Corridors: Memento Mori is Heartfelt, Pensive, and Lovely (review)”

‘The Rage: Carrie 2’–Call Me Nostalgic, but it’s an Ambitious and Well-Made Sequel (review)

Twenty-three years after the original comes a sequel, continuing in the same town. Seems Carrie’s father had a child with another woman, who, go figure, is also a religious zealot. Being raised in one uncaring foster home after another does little to improve young Rachel’s (Emily Bergl) morale, and she becomes a surly sixteen-year-old goth.Continue reading “‘The Rage: Carrie 2’–Call Me Nostalgic, but it’s an Ambitious and Well-Made Sequel (review)”

‘The Haunting’ (1999): I Enjoyed it More Than the Original–Come at Me! (review)

Dr. Marrow (Liam Neeson) is a psychologist conducting an experiment ostensibly about insomnia but actually about his desire to “investigate the dynamics of fear.” This equals taking naive Eleanor (Lili Taylor), sex kitten Theo (Catherine Zeta-Jones), and goofy Luke (Owen Wilson) and testing their reactions to a supposed haunting in the giant mansion they’re stayingContinue reading “‘The Haunting’ (1999): I Enjoyed it More Than the Original–Come at Me! (review)”

‘The Blair Witch Project’ is Dirty, Raw, and Original (review)

“In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.” Heather (Heather Donahue), Josh (Joshua Leonard), and Mike (Michael Williams) are making a documentary about the mysterious Blair Witch. They misplace their map and get lost in the woods. Meanwhile,Continue reading “‘The Blair Witch Project’ is Dirty, Raw, and Original (review)”

‘The Astronaut’s Wife’ is a Creepy Thriller (review)

Jillian (Charlize Theron) is, as the title suggests, married to an astronaut, Spencer (Johnny Depp). While on a trip to space, he and his coworker Alex (Tom Noonan) are repairing their shuttle and there’s an explosion, causing them to lose contact with NASA. Upon returning home, Alex soon dies. While Spencer is physically fine, heContinue reading “‘The Astronaut’s Wife’ is a Creepy Thriller (review)”