Review: The Woman in the Black (2012)

Mobster’s Rating: Sometimes what seems dead has a way of being revived again over time. This could be the theme of James Watkins’ The Woman In Black, which does a hat trick of refurbishing the reputation of Hammer studios, providing a new take on a story told thrice before, and proving that Daniel Radcliffe’s career […]

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Review: The Grey (2012)

  Mobster’s Rating:   This was the beginning of my experience with Joe Carnahan’s ‘The Grey’, a relentless and uncompromising thriller that has been unfairly marketed as a B action film with Liam Neeson punching wolves. I will not warn you away from it, as it is an exquisitely shot, superbly acted and absorbing journey, […]

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Monster Madness: Chaw (2010)

Chaw (NR) Running Time: 121 min. Directed by: Jeong-Won Shin Starring: Tae-Woong Eom, Yoon Jae-Moon, Yu-mi Jeong, Earl Wayne Ording  Cinematography: Barry Stone Mobster’s Rating: Before launching into Jeong-Won Shin’s B-movie bonanza Chaw, I believe a word of caution is in order. For those expecting a schlocky horror film like Razorback or possibly a suspenseful creature feature  like The Host, temper your expectations now. And for anyone who only […]

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The Overlooked: Sleep Dealer (2009)

Mobster’s Rating: Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer is one of the most grounded science fiction films of recent memory. The first time director has referred to his work as  ”science fiction with many anchors in today’s reality.” He isn’t joking. In the future according toSleep Dealer, Mexico is walled off, their water supply has become privatized, and day-laborers […]

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Movie Review: Aswang

Aswang is a horrifying tale of intrigue, filled with malevolent creatures mired in mystery and shadow. A tale as old as time, with wisps of nostalgic horror of the unknown throughout. Nah, I’m just screwing with you, it’s nothing like the above description. However, it isn’t as bad as I thought it would be.This is […]

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Review: We Need To Talk About Kevin (2012)

For all prospective parents and parents still raising children in their formative years, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin might be the single most unsettling film you see this year. As a soon-to-be father, I do hope that when my son arrives he’s not anything like this film’s Kevin, a terror tot who graduates slowly […]

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Camel Spiders’ Review (2012)

Written by: Nathan Bartlebaugh Camel Spiders (Not rated) 2012 Running time:80 min Directed by: Jim Wynorski Written by: Jim Wynorski, J. Brad Wilke Starring: Brian Krause,  C. Thomas Howell, GiGi Erneta,  Diana Terranova, Michael Swan When one sits down to review a movie like Roger Corman’s Camel Spiders it’s helpful to be honest about your expectations. I have long since given up fighting my ridiculous urge to watch grade-z  trash like […]

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Review: Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (2011)

Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (NR) Running Time:150 min Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Written by:Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan and Ercan Kesal Starring: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan and Taner Birsel Mobster’s Rating: Although the title summons a vibe of the mythic, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is more a stately character study than some sort of moody epic in the Sergio […]

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