Mutual Admiration (2006)

Andrew Bujalski is the godfather of mumblecore, a subgenre of independent film "characterized by naturalistic acting and dialogue (sometimes improvised), low-budget film production, an emphasis on dialogue over plot, and a focus on the personal relationships of people in their 20s and 30s." His film Funny Ha Ha is considered the first film in this form.… Continue reading Mutual Admiration (2006)

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

How does a slasher killer achieve his or her fame? What are the steps and rituals that must be adhered to? Why would they want to enter into a life of killing and being killed? And once you've been selected as their Final Girl, is there any way to break the cycle? These questions and… Continue reading Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Black Christmas (2006)

Director Glen Morgan (Willard) did this movie with the intent of expanding on the ambiguous ideas of the original while giving it an identifiable villain. Once I read that, I instantly wanted to hate this movie. I'm of the John Carpenter school that believes that the more you explain the monster, the less interesting it is. But I… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Black Christmas (2006)