Monday, 15 January 2018
Sunday, 14 January 2018
A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Standard slasher horror movie doesn't add anything new to the genre.
Maltin BOMB: "Boring, routine slasher film with unappealing characters; a real comedown for horror vet Craven..."
Saturday, 13 January 2018
A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.
A successful adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel about moral hypocrisy thanks to a wonderful cast and tasteful production.
On renewed viewing: a classic of its own kind; always worth a rewatch.
Halliwell***: "The best of the adaptations of Forster's novels, in which the nostalgia is undercut by an examination of the moral bankruptcy of the ruling class."
Maltin****: "Sumptuous, stimulating adaptation of E.M Forster's novel of class distinction...Extraordinarily good on every level."
Two homicide detectives track a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals.
True crime story gets a slight neo-noir treatment in this well-made, but not quite exciting movie, though Salma Hayek surprises in a very unusual role; a far cry from The Honeymoon Killers, which is based on the same story.
Maltin**: "Uninspired treatment of acutely unpleasant material..."