Universal movies’ signature take were monster horror films. And The Black Cat is often its most forgotten. All because of a domestic pet. Kinda.
Author: Michael Colan
A-List | 5 Surprisingly Good Sequels to Horror Classics
There have been many bad horror sequels, but here are 5 sequels to great horror classics that are surprisingly good.
The Unders | ‘Batman: Mask of the Phantasm’ Still Reigns Forever
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm should have been something really special, despite hardly anyone knowing about it. Here’s why…
Take Two | ‘ V for Vendetta’: Alan Moore’s 1982 Book, James McTeigue’s 2006 Film
V for Vendetta came out in the comic book world and the film world at two different but interesting points in an artist’s life. When
The Unders | Martin Scorsese’s ‘Bringing Out The Dead’ Made Him Feel Alive
Many may be surprised to know the transition in Martin Scorsese’s illustrious directing career was when he delivered ‘Bringing Out The Dead’. Really.
Review | Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ is a Powerful and Timely Tale
Spike Lee‘s films are often about race in conversation with the medium of cinema itself, and his latest Da 5 Bloods is no different. It
Sound Off | Why 1999’s ‘The Blair Witch Project’ is the Best Found Footage Movie
You have to love a “Found Footage” movie. Many are ridiculous. Some are ingenious. But one stands above them all as the gold standard. Here’s why…
Take Two | Alan Moore’s ‘Watchmen’ and Zack Snyder’s ‘Watchmen’
From one of the greatest comics ever to one of the most examined movies ever, ‘Watchmen’ certainly left us a legacy to unfold.
The Unders | ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ Deserved Longer Praise Than Its Title
This is not only of the most underrated westerns ever, but one of the most misunderstood movies in a long time. Find out why…
The CineFeels | Why I Love ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Documentaries
That wonderful “Special Features” selection on the second discs are quickly becoming an afterthought. We should hope not.
Review | Lady Ly’s Angry Thriller Earns Hugo’s Title ‘Les Miserables’
Not all book-to-screen adaptations are created equals. After half a dozen, Ladj Ly got Victor Hugo’s right.
Review | HBO’s Stephen King Series ‘The Outsider’ is Bringing Us All In
It took 561 pages to share this story of Stephen King’s. HBO decided to break it up over several weeks. And it is working so well.
Review | ‘A Hidden Life’ Unveils Terrence Malick’s Storytelling and Pace Mastery
“Time waits for no one.” Unless you are Terrence Malick. ‘A Hidden Life’ shows why, and why you’ll enjoy the wait.
Review | 1917 Shows Skilled Filmmaking “Cuts” Both Ways for the Audience
Sam Mendes made a great film, good by doing too much and maybe giving the audience not enough.
Review | Despite Its Name, ‘Parasite’ Doesn’t Suck at All
The only thing ‘Parasite’ leeches onto during the viewing of this film is your psyche questioning many things you consider normal.
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