X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) written by Simon Kinberg based on the X-Men comic book storyline Days of Future Past by Chris Claremont and John Byrne directed by Bryan Singer Rating: 3.5 / 4 In recent years, superhero movies have become darker in tone. This is not necessarily bad, specially if the world the […]

The Exorcist (1973)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez shares his thoughts on William Friedkin’s horror classic The Exorcist. The Exorcist (1973) written by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel directed by William Friedkin Rating: 3.5 / 4 In 2000 The Exorcist was named the scariest film in history by a wide margin. I agree. Maybe it’s no longer […]

The Haunting (1963)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Robert Wise’s The Haunting. The Haunting (1963) written by Nelson Gidding based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson directed by Robert Wise Rating: 4 / 4 I remember being alone in my room one night and seeing, with complete clarity, a severed […]

Salem’s Lot (1979 and 2004)

Salem’s Lot (1979) written by Paul Monash, based on the novel by Stephen King directed by Tobe Hooper Rating: 2.5 / 4 Salem’s Lot (2004) written by Peter Filardi, based on the novel by Stephen King directed by Mikael Salomon Rating: 1.5 / 4 When I was around twelve, I caught a rerun of the […]

The Ninth Gate (1999)

The Ninth Gate (1999) written by Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn and Enrique Urbizu based on the novel El Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte directed by Roman Polanski Rating: 3 / 4 I had seen this lesser-known effort from Roman Polanski at least twice before, and had always felt disappointed that the film didn’t take itself […]

The Hitcher (1986)

The Hitcher (1986) written by Eric Red directed by Robert Harmon Rating: 3 / 4 I first watched The Hitcher sometime in the late 80’s and remember being fascinated by how relentless it was. Granted, the movie couldn’t be simpler: A young man driving a car from Chicago to San Diego picks up a serial […]

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. Rosemary’s Baby (1968) written and directed by Roman Polanski based on the novel by Ira Levin Rating: 3.5 / 4 I’m not a fan of Mia Farrow’s. I don’t know anything about the work of John Cassavetes and, since I’m an atheist, I […]