Oeuvre: Carpenter: Ghosts of Mars
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Ghosts of Mars

Ghosts of Mars is another old-school outing bearing many characteristics familiar from Carpenters' early work,…

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Village of the Damned
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Village of the Damned

Village of the Damned definitively disappears into unremarkable ‘90s thriller territory, functioning as yet another…

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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Invasion U.S.A.
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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Invasion U.S.A.

Invasion U.S.A. is a gaudy Golan-Globus shlock-fest that’s short on narrative coherence but suffused with…

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Memoirs of an Invisible Man
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Memoirs of an Invisible Man

A famously hands-on auteur was ultimately cowed by his star’s predominating power over the project.

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Rediscover: Murderers Among Us
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Rediscover: Murderers Among Us

Grief, shame and guilt are states of being that in such cases remain personal but…

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Transit
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Transit

Petzold’s assured, subtle direction gradually asserts Transit as a scintillating story of shuffled identities which…

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Someone’s Watching Me!
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Someone’s Watching Me!

Buffalo Boys
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Buffalo Boys

Buffalo Boys retains the Western's essential moral message while broadening its reach.

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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Mahabharat
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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Mahabharat

In late August 2018, as yet another bizarre bubble simmered to the top of the…

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

These two sardonic moralists succeed in inhabiting each extreme in equal proportion, blending and reshaping…

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