Posts byAndrew McRae

THE SISTERS BROTHERS Trailer Gives Off that Old West Goodness

The brothers are here to perk you up as they shoot you down

The Sisters Brothers, based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Dewitt, has landed from stalwart quality picture house Annapurna Pictures. Featuring John C. Reilly (who bought the rights and produces) and Joaquin Phoenix as the titular Sisters, uh, brothers, it lands with a comedic vibe that seems broad here, but which reads
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Zamunda vs Wakanda

Pitting COMING TO AMERICA Against BLACK PANTHER Just Because

It’s time for a battle of the entirely different genre heavyweights based on an entirely dumb premise. Wakanda vs. Zamunda. Two titans of the African continent. Two nations rich in history and pop cultural awareness. Zamunda was first made known to western eyes in the 1988 film Coming to America (directed by John Landis, famous
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BLACULA: Biting Genre Work

The night side of African royalty

The following contains spoilers for the 1972 film Blacula. Blacula: A relic, a punchline. Better than its reputation suggests, Blacula is a strange film of mixed intentions and execution. In the light of Black Panther, released this week, I thought about this film (which I have been going over in my mind, in some capacity, since
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A Ghost Story for Christmas: THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE

There’s no place like home for the hellidays

At first blush, The Legend of Hell House, adapted by the legendary Richard Matheson from his own book Hell House, might not seem very much like Christmas. Christmas comes with certain associations: Eggnog and ugly sweater parties, presents piled under a decorated tree, carols being endlessly played in stores several weeks before we’ve even had
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