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Is the horror genre improving?

Is the horror genre improving?

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com Over the last few decades, I generally have distanced myself from the horror genre because of the gratuitous violence and absence or weakness of plots. I still can say with conviction I really like John Carpenter’s “Halloween”(1978),though, I begin to peter [...]

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By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “A Quiet Place” (2018) Drama/Horror/ Thriller Paramount Pictures 5/5 Stars Silence is the key to survival in a post-apocalyptic world where carnivorous creatures have caused worldwide panic. The movie never tells you how the creatures came to be; whether [...]

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By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “Isle of Dogs” (2018) Animation/Adventure/Action/Comedy Fox Searchlight Pictures 5/5 stars Those who are fans of Wes Anderson and love dogs are very likely to appreciate “Isle of Dogs”. The last film Anderson did is “The Grand Budapest Hotel”(2014), [...]

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By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “Submission” (2017) Drama Great Point Media 2.5/5 stars I never read Francine Prose’s novel “Blue Angel” but the movie the novel is based on is unfortunately (and perhaps mercifully) prosaic, hackneyed, and squanders what could and should have a [...]

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By HOWARD MCQUITTER II “Hostiles” (2018) Western/Adventure/Drama/Action Entertainment Studio Motion Pictures 4/5 stars The western genre is rare nowadays, director Scott Cooper’s (“Crazy Horse”, “ Black Mass”, Out of the Furnace”) puts more a little meat into this western/adventure story. The film is served well by the cast [...]

Recommended 2017 Films by Women Directors

By HOWARD MCQUITTER II “Detroit” Director: Kathryn Bigelow. Country: USA. Language: English. Running time: 143 minutes. Genre: Drama/Biography. (R) “Wonder Woman” Director: Patty Jenkins. Country: USA. Languages: English/German/Dutch/French/Spanish/Chinese/Greek. Running time: 141 minutes. Genre: Fantasy/Adventure. (PG-13) [...]

Recommended Women Directors from 36th Annual Mpls/St. Paul Film Festival

By HOWARD MCQUITTER II “Everything Else” Director: Natalia Almada. Country: Mexico, USA, France. Languages: Spanish in English subtitles. Running time:90 minutes. Genre: Drama. “The Truth Beneath” Country: South Korea. Languages: Korean in English subtitles. Running time: 102 minutes. Genre: Drama/Crime/ Mystery. (more…)

What Are Some of The Best Films of 2017?

Ten out of 120 Howard Viewed in 2017! 1.) “Paradise” (Rated R?) This film is from The 2017 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, entirely in black and white, the film is set during World War II, when three people cross paths. Simply put, “Paradise” one reason to go to big screen. Cast: Yuliya Vysotskaya (Olga), Christian [...]

“The Shape of Water”

“The Shape of Water”

“The Shape of Water”(2017) Fox Searchlight ****1/2 Back during the Cold War, a young mute woman, Eliza Esposito (Sally Hawkins), lives in a shabby apartment above the Orpheum Theater (“The Story of Ruth and the Mardi Gras” on the marquee) with in-a-closet, gay struggling illustrator, Giles Richard Jenkins in Baltimore, Maryland, circa [...]

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

“Lady Bird” (2017) Studio A24 ***** “Lady Bird” is the most refreshing film on adolescence in a long time. Thanks to Greta Gerwig, her directional debut is fantastic, everything is in place, keen, realistic, charming and humorous (and serious, too) all in the right spots. Yes, adolescence is a turbulent, experimental, and growing time [...]

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