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Mohawk review by Kat Hughes.
There was a time when the Western genre was pretty much the only film genre. The movie theatres were full of white hats fighting black hats, and Mexican standoffs at high noon. Then somewhere along the way, the popularity waned. Potentially a by-product of genre fatigue, the Western had essentially been retired. Then we got Bone Tomahawk, a film that gave a horror spin on the Western trope, and Westworld had a tele-visual face-lift and made westerns modern and relevant again. Now comes Ted Geoghegan’s Mohawk, a Western that plays out from the heavily under-represented Native American side.
Back in the day, the Native Americans – or Indians as films referred to them – were seen as either the enemy that needed wiping out at all costs, or »
- Kat Hughes
Ahead of its home entertainment release this Halloween, a new TV spot has arrived online for the Alterna Comics graphic novel adaptation The Chair, which features a cast that includes Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds), Tim Muskatell (Deadgirl), Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Noah Hathaway (The NeverEnding Story) and Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes), as well as Roddy Piper in his final screen role; check it out here…
The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, an innocent man struggling to escape execution on death row. Witnessing the savage killings of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s psychotic Warden, Sullivan decides that the only way to survive is to fight back. But as he matches the brutality occurring in the prison, Sullivan is forced to question his sanity and confront his own horrific past.
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- Gary Collinson
Network: NBC. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: September 26, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Edie Falco, Gus Halper, Heather Graham, Josh Charles, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Anthony Edwards, Julianne Nicholson, Constance Marie, Chris Bauer, Carlos Gómez, Sam Jaeger, Cliff Chamberlain, Sterling Beaumon, Molly Hagan, Dominic Flores, Lolita Davidovich, Elizabeth Reaser, Larry Cedar, and Ezra Buzzington. TV show description: The Law & Order True Crime TV series is the latest spinoff from the prolific Dick Wolf. The franchise began with the original Law & Order, which aired on NBC between 1990 and 2010. Where the flagship series and its spinoffs have often touted the "ripped from the headlines" nature of their storylines, Law »
Ray Bradbury's Pillar of Life is headed to Off-Broadway! Directed by Ezra Buzzington, Pillar of Life graces New York City's Theater Row with genre favorite Bill Oberst, Jr. (Scream Queens) as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival. Continue reading for more details on the show and its theater run.
Press Release: Like a character in his own fiction, Ray Bradbury just won't stay dead. The celebrated fantasy/sci-fi author passed away in 2012 (August 22nd would have been his 97th birthday) but his books are best-sellers at Amazon, his novel Fahrenheit 451 is in production at HBO Films starring Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Friday Night Lights) and his name gets 100,000 Google searches each month. Now one of indie horror's own, Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds, Scream Queens) is taking Bradbury Off-Broadway.
Oberst's solo performance, Ray Bradbury's Pillar of Fire, a tale of the walking dead that is one of Bradbury's darkest early works, »
- Tamika Jones
From The Press Release
Like a character in his own fiction, Ray Bradbury just won't stay dead. The celebrated fantasy / sci-fi author passed away in 2012 (August 22 would have been his 97th birthday) but his books are best-sellers at Amazon, his novel Fahrenheit 451 is in production at HBO Films starring Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Friday Night Lights) and his name gets 100,000 Google searches each month. Now one of indie horror's own, Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds, Scream Queens) is taking Bradbury Off-Broadway.
Oberst's solo performance, Ray Bradbury's Pillar Of Fire, a tale of the walking dead that is one of Bradbury's darkest early works, comes to New York City's Theater Row on Sunday, Sept. »
The depiction of Native Americans in the movies is notorious for its reductive stereotypes. By those standards, “Mohawk,” a bloody, low-budget survival saga about members of a flailing tribe facing off against brutish American soldiers during the war of 1812, arrives like a revelation. The sophomore feature from Ted Geoghegan is a far cry from the haunted house tropes of his debut, “We Are Still Here,” but it explores a much more realistic horror — the struggle to survive against ruthless persecution, even as the future looks grim.
It’s a fast-paced action-thriller that, while rough around the edges, delivers a wild ride — and an implicit rebuke to the limitations of Hollywood storytelling.
The movie, which premiered at the 2017 Fantasia International Film Festival, revolves around the plight of Oak (Kaniehtiio Horn), a young member of the Mohawk tribe in upstate New York, and the two men with whom she enjoys a polyamorous »
- Eric Kohn
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