Death Note (***) is Pandora’s Box by another name

Director Adam Wingard Screenplay by Charles Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides, Jeremy Slater Starring Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham, Paul Nakauchi, Jason Liles, Willem Dafoe Before we go too far in any direction, this film is not great. It's not a giant disappointment, though. It is just a little one. Anyone who has time to accuse the filmmakers of whitewashing the original material … Continue reading Death Note (***) is Pandora’s Box by another name

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The Lazarus Effect (*) is deadening

The Lazarus Effect - 2015 Director David Gelb Starring Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger Screenplay Luke Dawson, Jeremy Slater The Lazarus Effect is an amazing accomplishment. It's a miracle that a film that is this bad could get even a relatively small budget of 3.3 million, and then somehow translate that investment into over 10 times that … Continue reading The Lazarus Effect (*) is deadening