Paranormal Activity 2 (2010), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), & Phenomena (1985): Halloween as Phenomenally Active Fable

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) Written by Michael R. Perry, Christopher Landon, and Tom Pabst Directed by Tod Williams Starring Sprague Grayden, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim, and Katie Featherston     Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) Written by Christopher Landon Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Starring Lauren Bittner, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Chloe Csengery, and Jessica … Continue reading

Screening Log #65: Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

Written and Directed by Panos Cosmatos Starring Eva Allen and Michael Rogers         One of the most interesting elements that comprises science fiction work, for me, is the element of extension that runs through it. The science fiction works that I have found most compelling are uniformly works that regard the present … Continue reading

Screening Log #45: Marwencol (2010)

Directed by Jeff Malmberg           To some extent we all create our own realities. By the nature of perception, the world that we apprehend is always mediated by our conscious mind to some extent; we never interact explicitly with a thing-in-itself, rather with the version of a thing that we have … Continue reading

Screening Log #23: Let Me In (2010)

Written by Matt Reeves based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s screenplay/novel Let the Right One In Directed by Matt Reeves Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Richard Jenkins       Matt Reeves’ American re-framing of Thomas Alfredson and John Ajvide Lindquist’s Let the Right One In, Let Me In, maintains a connection to the … Continue reading

Capsule Collection: Summer/Fall 2011 Viewing, < 2011 Part 2

As stated, and delivered more expediently than I anticipated, the second batch of capsules from prior to 2011.