Archive for William Penix

‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ aims high but settles for mediocrity

‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ aims high but settles for mediocrity

Posted On: February 19, 2015

This 2014 update of “The Town that Dreaded Sundown,” produced by Ryan Murphy and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon [...]

Oyelowo brings a flawed humanity to ‘Selma’

Oyelowo brings a flawed humanity to ‘Selma’

Posted On: February 09, 2015

Any movie chronicling the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr., however, will only ever have one focus, and [...]

‘Saw’ still sharp ten years later

‘Saw’ still sharp ten years later

Posted On: November 03, 2014

“If it’s Halloween, it must be Saw.” This was the primary tagline for the “Saw” horror franchise, which [...]

‘Fury:’ the new war movie that you’ve seen before

‘Fury:’ the new war movie that you’ve seen before

Posted On: October 20, 2014

Ever since graphic violence became acceptable in Hollywood films, the industry has had a thing for making scenes [...]

David Fincher lives up to previous work with stylish ‘Gone Girl’

David Fincher lives up to previous work with stylish ‘Gone Girl’

Posted On: October 06, 2014

The most apparent quality of “Gone Girl” is its storytelling ability, how it conceals and then reveals the [...]

‘The Maze Runner’ refreshing in its darkness

‘The Maze Runner’ refreshing in its darkness

Posted On: September 25, 2014

One of the biggest trends in cinema of the last decade or so has been young-adult novel adaptations. [...]

‘As Above, So Below’ not great, but watchable

‘As Above, So Below’ not great, but watchable

Posted On: September 08, 2014

As I said at the beginning of my “Deliver Us from Evil” review a couple of months ago, [...]

‘Let’s Be Cops’ fails as raunchy comedy

‘Let’s Be Cops’ fails as raunchy comedy

Posted On: August 19, 2014

Have you ever wanted to be a police officer? The occupation has certainly been made to look at [...]

‘Lucy’ cannot rise above ludicrous premise

‘Lucy’ cannot rise above ludicrous premise

Posted On: August 01, 2014

I’m going to begin with what may come across as an odd question: How do you like your [...]

“The Purge: Anarchy” entertains and frustrates

“The Purge: Anarchy” entertains and frustrates

Posted On: August 01, 2014

Released only last year, “The Purge” was one of those movies whose overall verdict could be defined by [...]