Horror Rod Lott
Horror fanatics making horror movies is the worst thing about today’s
horror movies — worse than remakes, The CW casts and the PG-13 rating.
And I say that as a critic who loves the genre.
Comedy Rod Lott
It’s kind of amazing how far $5,000 can get filmmakers these days,
especially when Dustin Mills is in charge of the cash. Having helmed the
inventive Puppet Monster Massacre and, less effectively, Zombie A-Hole, he now sets his deranged sights on designer drugs in Bath Salt Zombies. As one could surmise, it, too, sits squarely in the DIY horror-comedy realm.
Folk Zach Hale
Take away the album name — and its cover — and you’d never know Kid Facewas released by a 26-year-old. The most alluring weapon in her arsenal, Samantha Crain’s voice resides somewhere between Nico’s husky croon and Joni Mitchell’s tuneful elegance.
Documentary Rod Lott
Although now I can’t remember the publication, I recall reading an
article about con artist Frédéric Bourdin and thinking, “This would make
a really good documentary.” A few years later, The Imposter is that documentary.
2012's presumed Best Picture winner hits home video.
Thriller Phil Bacharach
Generating suspense from a story that is a matter of historical record
is no easy thing. That was the primary challenge facing Ben Affleck and
Chris Terrio, the director-star and writer, respectively, of Argo,
a thriller inspired by a real-life covert operation that helped rescue
six U.S. embassy workers out of Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis.