Author Archives: Jonny Numb

December 15

Christopher Alan Broadstone’s “A Catch in Time: Chapter One”

A Catch in Time: Chapter One is an intriguing teaser for a work of potential greatness.

November 14

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (2017): Loss & Sacrifice

Difficult art doesn’t exist to be accepted and loved. It exists to exist.

November 08

The Questionable Resurrection of “Jigsaw” (2017)

I’m not sure what circumstances prompted the Twisted Pictures folks to revive their mascot…but I can’t say Jigsaw’s return isn’t timely.

October 13

“Flatliners” (2017): Death Takes a Holiday

As horror premises go, Flatliners is as classical as Frankenstein.

Detail from theatrical poster for BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Fair Use asserted October 06

“Blade Runner 2049” (2017): To the Wonder

You don’t need a PhD to follow the story. You just have to pay attention.

September 26

mother! (2017): god help the girl (Part II)

Aronofsky has created a film that posits the female as The Other – the source of all inspiration and frustration.

September 25

mother! (2017): men behaving badly (Part I)

In the end, mother! clings to convention in a story that’s couched in a guise of aesthetic edginess.

September 08

Stephen King’s “It” and the Persistence of Memory (Part II)

King builds a rich interior world for even the most peripheral characters, and creates perhaps his most fully realized, richly satisfying work ever.

September 07

Stephen King’s “It” and the Persistence of Memory (Part I)

Reading this novel always rekindles a connection with my own childhood naïveté (something I haven’t necessarily shaken).

August 28

“Burial Ground” (1981): Don’t Disturb the Dead

In a low-down and perverse way, it’s still fun to watch.