Jigsaw (**) – Disposable Morality

It's understandable that this franchise could go on forever and for no real reason other than people like to see mishaps with painful contraptions. If they really wanted to work as hard at scaring you, they'd work on your mind as much as the eyes. 


The Conjuring 2 (****) secures Wan’s spot at the top of Horror

The Conjuring 2 - 2016 Director James Wan Screenplay by Wan, Chad and Carey Hayes, David Leslie Johnson Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente, Bonnie Aarons So difficult is it to pull off a movie about a haunting or even more, a possession, that it makes one want to shout from the hills and declare a … Continue reading The Conjuring 2 (****) secures Wan’s spot at the top of Horror

Furious 7 (***1/2): Meatball Hallmark Card

Furious 7 - 2015 Director James Wan Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham Screenplay Chris Morgan If one could sum up the entire Furious franchise in 3 phrases, it would be: I don't have friends. I got family. I live life a quarter-mile at a time. One last ride. At this point, … Continue reading Furious 7 (***1/2): Meatball Hallmark Card

Insidious, Chapter 2: I’m a boy…

Insidious Chapter 2 - 2013 Director James Wan Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Danielle Bisutti, Tom Fitzpatrick Screenplay Whannell Insidious Chapter 2 is one of the rare sequels that makes the original better.  The thing about the first chapter is that there were so many questions at the end of … Continue reading Insidious, Chapter 2: I’m a boy…

The Conjuring: Because we’re running out of horror titles

The Conjuring - 2013 Director James Wan Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor Screenplay Chad and Carey Hayes The path has been taken so many times by now it's a wonder it ever works at all.  It's about technique and its more than a little about feigning surprise.  I think that might be why Patrick Wilson can do … Continue reading The Conjuring: Because we’re running out of horror titles