Filmcraziest Interviews – Ryan Spindell, The Mortuary Collection

Filmcraziest Interviews – Ryan Spindell, The Mortuary Collection

On this new episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, I'm joined in a conversation with writer and director Ryan Spindell of the new anthology horror film The Mortuary Collection, which is now streaming on Shudder in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand. (You can find my review of the film here.) Set at Raven’s End Mortuary in Boggy [...]

Reposted Review: The Mortuary Collection (2020)

Reposted Review: The Mortuary Collection (2020)

Directed by: Ryan Spindell. Starring: Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Christine Kilmer. Runtime: 1h 48 min. Editor's note: This review was originally posted on Sept. 1 for its release at the Fantasia Film Festival. I am reposting this because it has just been released on Shudder in  the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand. I watched this [...]

Fantasia 2020 – The Mortuary Collection (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – The Mortuary Collection (2020)

Directed by: Ryan Spindell. Starring: Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Christine Kilmer. Runtime: 1h 48 min. Released: August 20, 2020 (at Fantasia Film Festival). The strength of any good anthology film lies within its framing story. I loved certain shorts in V/H/S but didn’t care for the burglars in the house in the main story, but [...]

PODCAST – Popcorn Flicks, Episode #2, “You Wish!”

PODCAST – Popcorn Flicks, Episode #2, “You Wish!”

I've heard that sometimes, a long wait is good for anticipation. But sometimes, there's too long of a wait. And with the second episode of my Disney Channel Original Movie podcast, Popcorn Flicks, the wait was definitely too long, as I posted the first episode on March 17th. The first episode can be found here, [...]

Noelle (2019)

Noelle (2019)

Directed by: Marc Lawrence. Starring: Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Shirley Maclaine. Runtime: 1h 40 min. Released: November 12, 2019. This review contains spoilers. When Santa Claus dies, the mantle is handed down to his son Nick Kringle (Bill Hader), but he’s scared to take on the role and runs away to Phoenix. His sister, Noelle [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #25: Ghost (1990)

29 Days of Romance, Review #25: Ghost (1990)

Directed by: Jerry Zucker. Starring: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg. Runtime: 2h 7 min. Released: July 13, 1990. 30 years later, Ghost still has some charm. Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is a successful banker living with artist Molly Jensen (Demi Moore). On the walk home from the theatre one night, they’re mugged and Sam [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #16: Across the Universe (2007)

29 Days of Romance, Review #16: Across the Universe (2007)

  Directed by: Julie Taymor. Starring: Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson. Runtime: 2h 13 min. Released: October 9, 2007. So far in my 29 Days of Romance series, I haven’t liked Footloose, Midnight in Paris or Blue Valentine but Across the Universe just takes the cake in films I didn’t like. It’s a [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #10: Midnight in Paris (2011)

29 Days of Romance, Review #10: Midnight in Paris (2011)

Directed by: Woody Allen. Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard. Runtime: 1h 36 min. Released: May 20, 2011. I have some Woody Allen films on my watchlist and I thought I’d start with Midnight in Paris because it seems the most interesting. This is only my second Woody Allen film after watching the mediocre, [...]

Anniversary Review: Legion (2010)

Anniversary Review: Legion (2010)

Legion. Directed by: Scott Stewart. Starring: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black. Runtime: 1h 40 min. Released: January 22, 2010. Since this is a 10th Anniversary Review, I’ll be discussing some spoilers, but I’ll still include a spoiler warning when I really spoil the plot.   Frustrated that humans are just generally terrible people, God [...]