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‘The Lighthouse’ is beautiful yet upsetting

Willem Dafoe (left) and Robert Pattinson (right) star as Thomas Wake and Ephrain Winslow, two lighthouse keepers stuck on an island for four weeks off the coast of New England, in

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera

November 5, 2019

With its standout performances and unique approach to cinematic horror, “The Lighthouse” is one of the best horror films of the decade. "The Lighthouse" is the newest film from director Robert Eggers, the mind behind 2016’s “The Witch.” “The Lighthouse” tells ...

‘IT: Chapter Two’ flawed, but entertaining

Bill Skarsgård plays as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a cosmic evil entity that terrorizes and hunts the children of Derry, Maine.

Angel Ortega

September 10, 2019

Though it may not have been as captivating as the first film, “IT: Chapter Two” brings a lot to the table, both in visual aesthetics and in narrative. The film begins 27 years after the events of the first film. Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a.k.a IT, returns to Derry, Maine, where he begins hunting and devouring children. ...

Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Lupita Nyong'o stars as Adelaide Wilson, a mother who's family is terrorized by their evil doppelgangers. 
IMDb website photo

Angel Ortega

March 24, 2019

Although it’s not a perfect horror film, Jordan Peele's “Us” is an outstanding film layered with social commentary and symbolism. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband, Gabe (Winston Duke), spend their family vacation at a summer home, Adelaide’s childhood home, nea...

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

I'm sure he's just there to trim the hedges or something. Image from imdb.

Ulises Duenas

October 23, 2018

Why did they have to call this movie "Halloween?" Put some subtitle after it so people don't get confused. For the purpose of this review I'll refer to the new "Halloween" as "THIS" and the original as "Halloween"."THIS" had a lot of potential to be the best "Halloween" since "Halloween." The main probl...

‘A Quiet Place’ is a decent thriller, but still falls short from being ‘great’

John Krasinski and Noah Jupe star as Lee and Marcus Abbott in

Angel Ortega

April 22, 2018

“A Quiet Place” had the potential to become a great horror film, but its flaws and shortcomings leave something to be desired. Though “A Quiet Place” is far from perfect, John Krasinski has established himself in mainstream cinema by displaying his talents as a writer, director,...

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