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Film Review: Puzzled (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When Emily, an elderly widowed woman, runs out of puzzles to complete she receives a strange package on her front porch. Little does she know it comes with a deadly surprise within. Some puzzles are never meant to be finished. REVIEW: Directed by: Stephen Corron Written by: Stephen Corron Starring: Madge Levinson, Athena Prychodko Growing old with another is ...

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Film Review: Lady Vengeance (2005)

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(aka Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) SYNOPSIS: The final installment of director Chan Wook Park’s revenge trilogy (preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy) chronicles the efforts of Lee Geum-ja (Yeong-ae Lee) — known to her cellmates as “the kind Ms. Geum-ja” — to track down the man who betrayed her. Taking the rap for her accomplice and incarcerated for ...

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Film Review: Cat in the Brain (Gatto nel cervello, Un) (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Italian horror director Lucio Fulci’s mind is his own worst nightmare in this graphically gory fright fest that gained a cult following thanks to an initial ban in the United Kingdom and one of the highest body counts in European cinema. In the midst of completing his latest masterpiece, Fulci is gripped by horrifying specters from his other films. ...

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Film Review: Four Boxes (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Partners in crime, Trevor (Justin Kirk) and Rob (Sam Rosen), begin work on their next job: liquidating the possessions of a recently deceased suburbanite. Things get complicated when Amber, Rob’s current girlfriend and Trevor’s ex, a young redhead named Amber (Terryn Westbrook), enters into the fray. The love triangle is further twisted when they become obsessed with an web-cam ...

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Film Review: Cypher (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale. REVIEW: When this movie first came onto my radar, I was suprised that it hadn’t received more attention. It’s plot can get a “slight” bit complex, but not to ...

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Film Review: Beast From Haunted Cave (1959)

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SYNOPSIS: “A group of gold thieves pull off a heist and flee into the snowy wilderness, only to be pursued by a horrible spider-like monster.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: I have for your enlightenment a message film from the Corman Brothers, with the grammatically challenging title of Beast From Haunted Cave (1959). Made in 1959, its message is Crime Does Not ...

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