Horror Rod Lott
For a quarter of a century, Rites of Spring
tells us in its opening titles, teenage girls have gone missing, and
their bodies never recovered. The two young women abducted from their
car in the indie horror film’s first act are sure to be the latest. Sure
enough, they’re soon hanging by their bound wrists in a dirty old barn.
Thriller Rod Lott
London, jazz, neon-lit nights, a posh hotel, a heist, Imogen Poots: Comes a Bright Day
has so many elements I love to see in the movies, yet they add up to
such a minuscule amount of pleasure. It's like pouring your favorite
bubbly beverage all the way to the top of a frosty glass, only to see
that once the head has subsided, you're left with so little.
Horror Rod Lott
Call me crazy, but 3,400 square feet seems like an awfully massive home
for a strip-mall veterinarian's assistant and a Geek Squad-esque
installer of home-theater systems. Then again, the place does
have its drawbacks: doors open on their own, furniture moves
mysteriously, mold appears, and then things start to die within its
well-mortgaged walls — a Costco cactus here, the neighbors’ dog there.
Comedy Rod Lott
Reveals Big Tits Zombie
lead actress Sora Aoi in the disc's behind-the-scenes footage, "We have
action, nudity, striptease, zombies, and splatter." Oh, you guessed
that already? Either way, her eight words could double as a review.
Action Rod Lott
For the first 10 minutes, I wondered if Kill ’Em All
weren’t a movie at all, but a collection of unrelated action vignettes —
a bomb hit here, a knife throw there, fists and feet everywhere — as
seemingly unrelated characters fight, but hardly speak, with no story