Author Archives: Jonny Numb

March 02

Inside the Mind of “Psychopaths” (2017)

I wanted to curl up and die in this beautiful, horrible world.

January 29

THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017): Aquatic Lust Letter

Del Toro gorges his artistic appetite from all possible angles, but makes the strongest, most human elements secondary to all the visual candy.

January 17

The Ill-Advised Methods of MAYHEM (2017)

The script and direction lean so heavily on wanting to appease a built-in audience that it never tries very hard, despite the exasperating visuals.

December 25

“M.F.A.” (2017): A Timely Revenge Saga

Not unlike I Spit on Your Grave and Ms. 45, M.F.A. contains scattered kernels of revelation.

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.