Cujo (1983)

Directed by Lewis Teague It's typically a bad recipe when your movie relies on a dog's performance, but you know what, Cujo isn't bad!  There have been plenty of unfortunate Stephen King adaptations, but this one about a rabid dog isn't one of them.  In fact Cujo might work best not just because the dog performance was … Continue reading Cujo (1983)

Devil (2010)

Directed by John Erick Dowdie Devil reminds me of old pulpy films from the fifties.  It's not funny but fun, not exactly dramatic but oddly captivating.  We might not empathize with the characters the way we're meant to, but we care to know more about their lives. The narrative of Devil unfolds like the beats of … Continue reading Devil (2010)

Split (2016)

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Split is noteworthy because it's an M. Night Shyamalan movie, the second in this horror-rebirth portion of his career following 2015's The Visit. After a hot start to his career with The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs and to some extent even The Village, Shyamalan's career tailed off as his films became more of a slog to get … Continue reading Split (2016)