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Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
72% The Lodge (2020) If you like weird, wintry chillers, then The Lodge should be on your list of must-sees. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
73% The Gentlemen (2020) All in all, it's a fun, raucous ride.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
85% Color Out of Space (2020) It's a bonkers setup, so why not just lean into it?‐ We Live Entertainment
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
12% The Turning (2020) If you've been looking a good, old-fashioned gothic horror fable to sink your teeth into ever since Netflix's "The Haunting of Hill House" took a break, then The Turning is sure to turn your crank.‐ Red River Horror
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Flanagan is truer to King than Kubrick here-he's more interested in building human arcs than he is the architecture of evil-but there are enough nods to the iconic version of The Shining to please even the hardest of diehards. ‐ Red River Horror
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) An ultimately unnecessary sequel and seems too intense (for kids) to justify a PG rating.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
40% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Great hook, messy resolution.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) Just the right ratio of gore to giggles.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Perfect popcorn scares for summer.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar is bound to burrow under the skins of horror fans and will more than likely be regarded as one of the best of its genre this year.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) [It's] the best of the Annabelle movies overall.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Smothered in schmaltz, Yesterday is far more a Curtis movie than a Boyle one, with none of the director's signature frenetic, bold visual style in evidence at all.‐ We Live Entertainment
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) In spite of a few eye-roller lines, Child's Play is harmless fun.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
67% The Quiet One (2019) Wyman's not someone we usually hear from [in The Rolling Stones], so his take on the whole 'rock n roll circus' that began in the swinging sixties feels fresh.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Interesting to watch present-day Crosby go back over his old stomping grounds in Laurel Canyon, which is juxtaposed with home videos and footage from the 60s.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) It's a fanciful, grainy swirl of rock doc / mockumentary .‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
59% Charlie Says (2019) In spite of the off-kilter choice of Smith as an uncharismatic Manson, Charlie Says gives a [admirably] different take on this done-to-death story.‐ Red River Horror
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
55% J.T. LeRoy (2019) JT LeRoy is an entertaining enough treatise on the perils of fame and fiction, and what happens to those who allow fact and fabrication to blur into far more than 50 shades of gray. But it's one you'll want to catch on the couch, not at the cineplex.‐
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
58% Pet Sematary (2019) For those familiar with the King source material, you'll get what you're hoping for, plus a few new twists. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
93% Us (2019) What could be scarier than an opponent who can effortlessly read your mind? ‐ Red River Horror
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
80% 30 Miles from Nowhere (2018) Think: Friday the 13th meets The Big Chill .‐ We Live Entertainment
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
7% The Amityville Murders (2019) The Amityville Murders is a well-made and often unsettling supernatural thriller-it is certainly worth a look for the curious and a must-see for completists.‐ We Live Entertainment
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
62% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) The beautifully made and carefully-crafted film starts off as an over-the-top black comedy sizzling with snarky satire. Then it paints over that canvass and becomes a darkly humorous horror parable as the painter stalks his prey from beyond the grave.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
63% St. Agatha (2019) Bousman's signature sadism is at play here.‐ We Live Entertainment
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
73% Piercing (2019) Piercing is a quirky and nasty black comedy, essentially a two-hander-so if you don't mind spending an hour and twenty minutes with a deranged duo doing their twisted tango, then, by all means, tune in.‐ We Live Entertainment
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
37% Glass (2019) Glass is sort of like a vase that's been broken then glued back together - it still holds water, but you can see the cracks. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
74% Destroyer (2018) For a classic redemption story with such a tremendously talented actor in the lead, Destroyer should be exhilarating. It is listless and feels endless. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
66% Vice (2018) Fans of McKay's The Big Short will know what to expect, but might be surprised as well.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
63% Bird Box (2018) Fans of science fiction will appreciate the layers of social, political, and spiritual nuance, while horror hounds will enjoy the spine-tingling suspense of the mystery.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
89% The Final Wish (2019) The Final Wish is an easy watch, fun and simple. It's perfect for that night when you just want to sit back, relax and enjoy.‐ We Live Entertainment
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
71% The Ice Cream Truck (2017) An insidious little pulse-pounder that slowly but surely worms its way under your skin!‐ Fantastica Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
97% Science Fair (2018) Science Fair falls somewhere between an episode of Big Bang Theory and Mad Hot Ballroom - entertaining, often funny, sometimes awkward, and always educational. ‐ Opeeqo
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
100% Liyana (2018) Liyana, a hybrid fairytale born in the imaginations of five African orphans, works so because it's told by children.‐ Opeeqo
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) While the choice of Eli Roth - known for his hard-R horror movies - as the director might seem like an odd one, he actually is a self-proclaimed kid at heart who loves children's movies from eras gone by.‐ Opeeqo
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
65% Suspiria (2018) There are some cool connections, showing that indeed the filmmakers are thoughtful and they do care about what they were creating. ‐ Inside Horror
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) I enjoyed watching all of the well-crafted characters, but H40 really is Laurie and Michael's show-both come to life in their best iterations since the 70s. ‐ Inside Horror
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
97% The Hate U Give (2018) In addition to the unsettling racial and social themes, The Hate U Give also ably shows the life of a modern teenage girl.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
20% Bigger (2018) I thought the characters were well-fleshed (in more ways than one).‐
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
29% Venom (2018) There's a reason for the top-tier cast. It's actually fun!‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
47% Curvature (2018) An intelligent, well-crafted, science-heavy time-travel thriller with a little romance thrown in.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 41% Hell Fest (2018) Hell Fest is a solid, workmanlike horror flick.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
88% Love, Gilda (2018) Love, Gilda isn't really a film in its own right-it's more of a fawning tribute with rounded corners and soft edges. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
91% Mandy (2018) If you enjoy trippy dark fantasy films and volumes of violence presented with phantasmagoric glee, then this flick is definitely worth a look.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
66% Lizzie (2018) Lizzie is an intelligent, slow-burn chamber piece that also serves as a subtle nod to the #MeToo movement.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
52% Papillon (2018) Even though there is always something going on, the film feels far too long at its over two-hour runtime. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) Casting superstar tough-guy Jason Statham as Jonas was smart... too bad the script isn't.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) For those who are interested in the history of police procedure, politics and social injustice, BlacKkKlansman is a must-see.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
92% Nico, 1988 (2018) This is definitely a niche film with narrow appeal.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
53% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) ...A solid, if highly fictionalized, Western biopic that brings a largely forgotten historical feminist figure to light‐
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Fallen Kingdom is one of the better installments in this never-extinct film series. Lots of fun, and yes - do see it in IMAX!‐ Opeeqo
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018