ONE OF US has its heart in the right place, but the kitchen-sink approach to resolution rushes the overall experience into disappointment.
BRAID is less a film and more a vanity project. It’s the very reason people scoff when they hear the term “arthouse” used when describing a motion picture.
Where LASSO could’ve been a horror-hybrid spectacle worthy of repeat viewing, it unfortunately chooses to tighten its noose around the slowest, weakest member of the herd while leaving the best concepts to escape the corral.
CHRISTMAS BLOOD does scratch a gorehound's itch for merciless slaughter, but won’t keep the pack salivating beyond a beer-binging rental.
Welcome to the inaugural Far East Extreme, where we cover a Japanese film that delivers thrills on psychological spooks as well as disturbing visuals.