The Lodge (2020)

On October 30 in 2015, the year I started this blog, I posted a link to a review I wrote for a horror site. It wasn't my first horror review, but it was the first in a considerable period of time. I enjoyed it so much that a site originally devoted to my creative writing … Continue reading The Lodge (2020)

Gretel & Hansel (2020)

At the risk of oversimplifying, there are two types of controversial director. The first type is controversial because of their reputation: Roman Polanski, Victor Salva, Bryan Singer. These are people for whom the question of separating art and artist comes into play. The second type is controversial for the reaction to their work. Gaspar Noe, … Continue reading Gretel & Hansel (2020)

The Evil Dead (1981)

The tree scene. That fucking tree scene. Long before I was into horror, before I knew anything about Deadites, Ash, or director Sam Raimi, the tree rape scene was something that my friends and I whispered about. I've no idea when I finally saw the movie, but it was every bit as awful as I … Continue reading The Evil Dead (1981)

The Shining (1980)

Originally, I was going to do a review of this year's I'm Thinking of Ending Things, a Netflix movie written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. It's been getting quite a bit of critical buzz, and I've seen people praise it as one of the best horror movies of the year. After watching it, I disagree … Continue reading The Shining (1980)

M20: In 2014, my new life in Columbia began, only to come down in flames

Welcome to M20, a personal recollection of the most important albums of my life, starting in 1999. I will choose an album released that year that had the most impact on me. This is not necessarily the best of the year, and they may not necessarily continue to hold up. This is about the journey. … Continue reading M20: In 2014, my new life in Columbia began, only to come down in flames

Who I Am Now

So it’s been about a week since I started this little introspective tangent, and I guess now we’re getting into what one could term “the good stuff”. Here’s where I deal with the big realities, in the order they came. I’m not straight. I only allowed myself to believe this near the end of my … Continue reading Who I Am Now

Transphobia in The Silence of the Lambs: An Addendum

In my review of The Silence of the Lambs, I touched briefly on the film's controversy, as well as sharing my own personal opinions, derived from my reading of previous Thomas Harris novels. In particular, I found the treatment of queer characters very suspect in his novel Hannibal. However, I recently read the original 1988 … Continue reading Transphobia in The Silence of the Lambs: An Addendum