3.5 Stars

AN UNQUIET GRAVE (2020) Review, Nightstream 2020

An Unquiet Grave (2020) Overview: A year after the death of his wife, a man (Jacob A. Ware) enlists his wife’s sister (Christine Nyland) to help him bring her back.Director: Terence KreyWriters: Christine Nyland, Terence KreyStarring: Jacob A. Ware, Christine Nyland Related post: Interview: Christine Nyland Gavin’s Review Does the plot summary of AN UNQUIET GRAVE (affiliate …

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LAPSIS (2020) Review, Directed by Noah Hutton, Nightstream 2020

Lapsis (2020) Gavin’s Lapsis Movie Review Presented as “science fiction,” the world of LAPSIS (affiliate link)is barely different from the real world of 2020 (minus the pandemic) and offers a scathing critique of the gig economy and the growing number of independent contractors. Now, this is something I can relate to. I formerly worked “with” …

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BLOODY HELL (2020) Movie Review

Bloody Hell (2020), Directed by Alister Grierson Gavin’s Bloody Hell Review Right off the bat, viewers will be able to tell that this is a very polished film, with a crazy-high production value. Now, that does not necessarily mean a big budget. No A-list stars are attached (with all due respect to Mr. O’Toole) and …

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DARLIN’ (2019) Movie Review, Fantasia 2019

Darlin’ Movie Review Overview: A feral teenage girl is taken into strict Catholic church care and prepared for her First Holy Communion.Director: Pollyanna McIntoshProducer: Andrew van den HoutenStarring: Lauryn Canny, Bryan Batt, Nora-Jane Noone Gavin’s Review The path to this film is long and winding through multiple mediums going back almost forty years. In summary, …

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TRUE FICTION (2019) Movie Review, Fantaspoa 2019

True Fiction Move Review Avery Malone (Sara Garcia, Reign), a wannabe writer and lonely librarian, gets her big break when she’s hand-selected to assist her hero, reclusive author, Caleb Conrad (John Cassini, Se7en). Whisked away to Caleb’s remote estate, Avery is given her one and only task; to participate in a controlled psychological experiment in …

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RELAXER (2018) Review, Directed by Joel Potrykus, Fantasia 2018

Relaxer, Directed by Joel Potrykus, USA Review: Relaxer Joel Potrykus’ films are not for everyone. The characters are not always ones we can be sympathetic to, and some people may consider the films trashy or a waste of time. For me, however, they very much capture the 1990s indie vibe that Richard Linklater perfected in …

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BOILED ANGELS: THE TRIAL OF MIKE DIANA Review, Directed by Frank Henenlotter, Fantasia 2018

Boiled Angels Movie Review, Directed by Frank Henenlotter, USA Review: Boiled Angels Brilliantly, Boiled Angels (affiliate link) puts the case into its wider context rather than just presented as a “courtroom drama”. We see where Mike Diana fits in on the timeline from EC Comics, to “Seduction of the Innocent”, to R. Crumb and beyond. …

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THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD (2018) Review, Directed by Dominique Rocher, Fantasia 2018

The Night Eats the World, Directed by Dominique Rocher, France Review: The Night Eats the World I know what you’re thinking: the zombie subgenre has run its course, it has all been done, and all we have left are low-budget derivatives and witty satires. And you would be right. But somehow, THE NIGHT EATS THE …

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