Thaddeus Buttrey

Thaddeus Buttrey

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Them: American Racial Horrors in 1950s Suburbia (Review)

Boasting strong and consistent themes, as well as unique and compelling characterization, Them is another strong addition to socially conscious American horror.

The Toll: Black Comedy Meets Crime From New Welsh Talent (GFF Review)

The Toll gives a concise and entertaining experience bolstered by dry humor and an engaging plot, all while wearing its influences on its sleeve.

Enemies of the State: A Reminder That Truth is “Never Simple” (Glasgow Film Festival Review)

Enemies of the State tells a fascinating story, although it suffers from some issues outside of the filmmaker’s control.

Wrong Turn: A Solid Slasher Film For Genre Fans (Review)

Though it doesn’t exactly reinvent the wheel, Wrong Turn is a satisfying horror experience aided by impressive makeup and prosthetics.

Willy’s Wonderland: Nic Cage vs Animatronics- Deathmatch (Review)

Willy’s Wonderland is at its best when embracing its own absurdity, though it often gets bogged down in tired genre tropes.

Dara of Jasenovac: Extremely Well-Made and Extremely Sad (Review)

Dara of Jasenovac boats beautifully crafted shots, an immensely talented cast, and all of the sorrow you would expect from a holocaust movie.

La Llorona: Slow Burn, Great Visuals, No Scares (Review)

Jayro Bustamante’s most recent offering, La Llorona, is a tour de force of beautifully crafted shots, but may fail to meet certain audience expectations.

Clapboard Jungle: The Behind-The-Scenes You Don’t Normally See (Review)

Clapboard Jungle provides a frank and sobering perspective of the modern film industry, though it will not appeal to everyone.

Lovecraft Country: The Horror and Drama of 1950s America (Review)

Despite some tonal problems, Lovecraft Country is a success propelled by strong design and aesthetics, and an excellent cast.

The Blackout: Invasion Earth – Tone-deaf Sci-fi Spectacle (Review)

Despite effective aesthetics, The Blackout: Invasion Earth ’s issues only become more glaring and problematic against the backdrop of the world in which it exists.