Trollhunter (2010)

In 1999 the found-footage genre burst onto the movie scene with the release of The Blair Witch Project. For the last 15 years the genre has been a bastion for cheap horror films which use pseudo-realism as a substitute for well-crafted suspense. Recently the Paranormal Activity series has carried the flag for the genre with five films including prequels, sequels,…

Sin City (2005)

NOTE: This review was written for the Cinema Parrot Disco‘s IMDB Top 250 Challenge which is working its way through the top rated movies on IMDB. The review was originally posted on the Cinema Parrot Disco site on Tuesday, August 19th. Head over there to read other guest reviews and join the challenge. Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s creation is the…

Guest Review: Sin City (2005)

Flashback/Backslide joined the Cinema Parrot Disco‘s IMDB Top 250 Challenge this week which is working its way through the top rated movies on that site. Head over to CPD to read my review of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s visual wonder Sin City (2005). And make sure to sign up to join the challenge and review one of…

Flash Review #2: Purge the Only End

The Purge: Anarchy (2014). 6/10 Something about this franchise is endlessly fascinating. It sets itself apart from similar thrillers by offering some form of explanation for its incessant violence. Most slashers and “survive-the-night” movies provide a basic premise and objective (survival) but no real reason or substance propping up the story. When charged with justifying the…

Social Media Explosion: Redux

After a drawn-out internet education process, Flashback/Backslide has finally established a social media presence with accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Bloglovin’ as promised months ago (it was an education nearly as difficult Carey Mulligan’s. Hopefully this experiment won’t leave me scorned like it did her). You can click on the images below to transport to the…