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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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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 (Review): Extremely Well-Made and Extremely Sad

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

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.

My Darling Vivian: A Nuanced Portrait of Vivian Cash (Review)

My Darling Vivian finally tells Vivian Liberto’s story, which is often ignored or diluted, and gives new insight into the life of Johnny Cash’s first love.

Paranormal (Review): Stand-out New Show from Up-and-Coming Talent

Paranormal examines family turbulence and inner turmoil through a supernatural lens that entertains and leaves you wanting more.