4 items from 2015
Robert Kojder reviews the second episode of Ash vs. Evil Dead…
Even though most of us had a favorable hunch that Ash vs. Evil Dead would be a smashing success, there were still a question mark looming over episodes not directed by Evil Dead patriarch Sam Raimi. Well, the moment of truth has arrived in the form of an episode directed by Michael J. Bassett, and looking at his portfolio tells me he was responsible for the steaming pile of shit that was Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, so excuse me if I was a bit pessimistic going in.
Thankfully however, the show works even when Sam Raimi isn’t steering the ship (he did still scribe the episode however) and terrible film directors are given the reigns. Maybe Bassett has improved his craft, but taking into consideration that Bruce Campbell was obviously on set for the whole production, it surely »
- Robert Kojder
Ash vs Evil Dead, Season 1, Episode 2, “Bait”
Written by Dominic Dierkes
Directed by Michael J. Bassett
Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on Starz
The premiere of Ash vs Evil Dead left this reviewer a little cold. The tone of the episode felt too wonky, the prospect of sustaining the introduced story over a series of half-hour episodes seemed dubious, and the general creepy but humorous charm of the first two Evil Dead films had given way to the full-blown Three Stooges-esque mayhem of Army of Darkness. So the second episode, “Bait”, being is a vast improvement in every conceivable way is a great surprise and relief . What makes this all the more unexpected is that this is the first episode without Evil Dead mastermind Sam Raimi directing or writing. Has Raimi been out of the Evil Dead game for so long that he just didn’t quite know how »
- Chris Evangelista
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Us reviewers have lauded the Spierig brothers. Predestination which launched in cinemas and on-demand platforms last Friday.
Typifying the rave reviews, Rolling Stone.s Pete Travers declared, .To try and wrap your head around the plot of Predestination can only lead to madness. Don't get me wrong: The movie itself is a trip. Just jump off the cliff and go with the Spierig brothers, Peter and Michael, as they whoosh into the labyrinth of their own fervid imaginations. If you get stuck and feel lost . and you will . don't sweat it..
Travers opined that Hawke is at his mesmerizing best as the Temporal Agent whose mission is to stop future murders before they happen, and said of Snook, .You won't be able to take your eyes off Snook, »
- Don Groves
4 items from 2015
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