Battle of the Killer Prom Nights

Remakes versus originals, old versus new, and so on. Hollywood loves to remake its beloved classics, more notably, their horror classics. Franchises like Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Friday the 13th have been rebooted numerous times. With so many redo’s and re-adaptations, arguments circle around which is better: the original or the remake. Though many would argue the original, this is not always the case. Some remakes score farther and higher than their predecessors, so we want to look at some remade classics to determine which is the superior.

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REVIEW: In Voyeuristic Drama ‘The Night Clerk’, There’s Too Much Told and Too Little Shown

The film centres on a unique protagonist, autistic hotel clerk Bartholomew “Bart” Bromley (Tye Sheridan), who engages in the act of voyeurism so that he can observe the “regular” people around him and mimic their behaviour.

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‘Uncut Gems’ (2020) and the Power of Flat Arcs

Uncut Gems is a beautiful mess, twisting and turning as warring factions scheme over a gemstone, but this isn’t what Uncut Gems is about. It’s about the gambling addiction of its protagonist Howard Ratner.

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Eve’s Bayou (1997) is a Timeless Southern Gothic That Gives a Platform for Black Women

Southern Gothic is a sub-genre of fiction that takes place in the American South and that focuses on “grotesque themes”, “damaged, and delusional characters,” with hints of darkness and the supernatural. It also acts as the over-arching theme of Eve’s Bayou (1997), which looks into the façade of an African-American family, living deep in the…

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LFF REVIEW: Marielle Heller’s ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ (2019) is Worthy of Being A Front-Runner for Awards

“It has been crafted into something unique between being moving and heartbreaking” Coming in as a British viewer, you would be excused for thinking that the emotional connection might be missing for Mr Rogers and his brand of family entertainment. While his show never really made its way from America to the UK, we certainly…

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Going to Church with the Rocky Horror Picture Show

It’s October, Halloween is quickly approaching, and though I love costume parties and free candy, my favourite way to celebrate October 31 may be a little unconventional. Every year on Halloween, my friends and I transform into our favourite characters from the 1975 cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and head to a midnight screening…

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LFF REVIEW: “One of the best ‘Zom-Coms’ going” – ‘Little Monsters’ (2019)

“Moments of sincerity that push this above other horror comedies” Since her Best Supporting Actress win at the Oscars back in 2014 for her role in 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o has been crying out for a lead role that can showcase her talents fully. Her work in Queen of Katwe and Black Panther…

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Here’s the Punchline: A Queer Fan’s Hopes for the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

You know what would be Kevin Smith’s biggest power move yet? He’s made a lot in his life and career. Like, a lot. But the biggest wouldn’t be going from a no-budget, no-big-name, no-studio-support indie movie to a huge, multimillion dollar franchise studded with more stars than a smog-free night sky (but wow, what a…

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REVIEW: “A Love Letter To Truffaut” – ‘A Faithful Man’ (2018)

The impact of the French New Wave on the stylistic development of cinema is almost immeasurable. While more recognizable formal elements associated with the movement like jump-cuts and non-linearity can be easily identified, the youthful spirit that characterizes the work of directors like Jean-Luc Godard, Agnes Varda, and Jacques Demy can be felt in genres…

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‘The Terminator’ (1984): It Came From The Future

It took a killer robot from the future to make me aware of a few things, but these didn’t sink in until many years after the robot had been crushed by an industrial press, and had returned in a number of sequels of decreasing quality. (Except for T2: Judgment Day.) Yeah. It took that movie…

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