Film Review: Holiday Horror with “Krampus”

Traditionally, horror movies are morality tales writ large for the big screen (and to create some sort of impact on the generally teen audiences that frequent the genre). A classic horror trope has summer camp counselors, virile teens or 20-somethings, who generally die based on whether they are good or not. Act badly, be a mean person, fail to be kind to small animals and children, and you’ll get your karmic comeuppance on screen, generally…Read More

Review: Paul

Most modern comedies end up being so stupid that it’s painful to watch the actors embarrass themselves on the big screen. There are also comic actors who seem to have a string of box office successes even as their films are stupid and only barely entertaining. That’s why it’s a pleasure to see the terrific comic team of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost skewer the alien conspiracy genre in the consistently funny Paul. Graeme (Simon…Read More