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Thaddeus Buttrey

Though I’m currently residing in Edinburgh, UK, I grew up at the end of a dirt road in a small town in Vermont, USA. Considering my nearest friend was a few miles away, I often had to make my own fun, frequently resorting to film and music. These interests eventually manifested into my current passions for writing OK genre fiction, writing dope heavy metal music, and even critiquing a film or two now and then. I have watched every Batman movie ever made, including the direct-to-video animated ones.

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Raven’s Hollow (Shudder) Film Review: Period Gothic Horror

Raven’s Hollow effectively uses atmosphere and strong visuals to make a satisfying horror experience, despite some clunky dialogue and questionable direction choices.

This is Gwar (Review): The History of Metal’s Zaniest Collective

This is Gwar is a celebration of the group, chronicling their journey from art school weirdos in Richmond, all the way to the Scumdogs of the Universe the metal world knows and loves.

Dawn Breaks Behind The Eyes (Review): Domestic Gothic Drama

While visually stunning, Dawn Breaks Behind The Eyes suffers from a screenplay that may mislead viewers, resulting in a twist that may not be welcome.

Cabaret (1972) Film Review: The Musical Legend Turns Fifty

With its unique and provocative musical numbers, Cabaret (1972) shines the brightest when its stars take center stage, though its plotting can be inconsistent.

Agnes (Review): Exorcism Meets Character Driven Drama

Some solid performances from a good cast aren’t enough to save Agnes from a lack of focus, underwhelming direction, and an inability to fully decide on what it wants to be.

The Retaliators: Like if Your High School Bully Made a Movie (Review)

Horror/thriller The Retaliators is a cavalcade of blatant and unabashed toxic machismo that, for better or for worse, takes aim at issues of violence, state punishment, and vigilantism.

Muppets Haunted Mansion (Review): Frivolous and Frightful Family Fun

Muppets Haunted Mansion is a quirky and enjoyable ride that is sure to be a treat for franchise fans, even if there aren’t many surprises to be had along the way.

The Collini Case (Review): Stirring German Courtroom Drama

Evenly paced with rewarding second-half payoffs, The Collini Case shines with excellent performances, strong themes, and compelling storytelling.

Respect: Jennifer Hudson is Exceptional in Standard Biopic (Review)

Respect showcases one of the best performances of Jennifer Hudson’s career, though the film is mired with the same issues that often affect biopics.

Joe Bell (Film Review): A Father’s Crusade to Love His Son

Joe Bell is propelled by a stellar cast and several compelling thematic ideas, though some of them are not realized as effectively as they could be.