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MOVIE CORNER: Bones and All

MOVIE CORNER: Bones and All

★★✩✩✩     Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures  2022 Horror/Romance/Drama By HOWARD MCQUITTER II Howard McQuitter How do I describe Director Luca Guadagnino's film Bones and All? Icky. Unique but macabre. Achingly prosaic. Presents an anemic romance that seems to be not natural. The chemistry between the two lovers is mostly tepid. And cannibalism is the theme where the main characters deliberately prey on other humans for food. Yes, this horror-romance-drama will not be pleasing to your palate. A young woman, Maren (Taylor Russell), realizes she has a need for human flesh (not just blood like vampires). Her propensity for snacking on human flesh gets her in serious trouble at a slumber party when she bites off a girl's finger. Her father (Andre Holland, Moonlight , Passing ) is aware of her affliction and immediately leaves with her to an undisclosed place. Soon he abandons her. Maren is 18 years old and has to fend for herself. She wanders [...]

Movie Corner

Movie Corner

Howard McQuitter II The Banshees of Inisherin ★★★★★ Searchlight Pictures 2022  Drama/Comedy  [...]

Movie Corner: Barbarian

Movie Corner: Barbarian

20th Century Studios By HOWARD MCQUITTER II 20th Century Studios 2022Horror Barbarian is a very well-rounded horror film that, with its unpredictability and contradictions, is genuinely scary. For what seems like a normal house with normal trappings, below it is a house of horrors. Prepare to squirm in your seat when you see Barbarian. Tess Marshall (Georgina Campbell) is in Detroit (1980s) for a major convention. Finding hotel space full to capacity, discovers her Airbnb service has been double-booked at a “nice” house in a rundown neighborhood. It is night and pouring rain. Such a perfect setting for scares, a perfect place to be in the wrong places. She rings the doorbell to find another occupant is there. His name is is Keith (Bill Skarsgård, who played the murderous Pennywise the Clown) and he is as puzzled as she. He invites her to get out of the rain as everything seems to be “normal” inside the house. Understandably, Tess is wary of Keith; and Keith [...]

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