Penny Dreadful (2014-2016)

A glorious, gothic feast that ended far too soon. John Logan's Penny Dreadful, immediately caught my attention when it first came out in 2014. Drawing inspiration from the 19th century cheap fiction called penny dreadfuls which were about sensational and lurid stories. Of course, it also bears a close resemblance to the 1999 comic series, League of... Continue Reading →

Closet Monster (2015)

Coming of age movies are a dime a dozen. Often resorting to nostalgia and cheap sentiment in order to draw the audience in. Closet Monster, written and directed by Stephen Dunn and starring Connor Jessup tackles the same terrain with a sensitivity and humor that is quite unlike any other film out there. Oscar Madly, played... Continue Reading →

Hannibal (TV Series)

Hannibal (TV Series, 2013-2015) A deliciously dark and macabre show that is unlike anything you'll see on TV. Loosely based off Thomas Harris' Lecter novels, the show follows the often uncomfortable relationship between FBI profiler,  Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). The show is more interested in the "alchemy of lies... Continue Reading →

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