Author Archives: Marcie Gainer

“Under the Skin,” 2013 (Dir. by Jonathan Glazer)

This is the first of Jonathan Glazer’s that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing. But after viewing the compelling and powerful Under the Skin, I will definitely be revisiting his other two features. In fact, I went to the DVD rental place down the street, and they had a copy of Birth for only $3.00. Hopefully I’ll be able to watch that and get a review out soon.

Netflix Streaming: “The People Under the Stairs,” 1991 (Dir. by Wes Craven)

The People Under the Stairs | Directed by Wes Craven | Release year: 1991 | Rating: R | Run Time: 1hr 42min As you might have gathered from previous reviews, I really enjoy a good horror film. So when my boyfriend turned The People Under the Stairs on Netflix one Saturday morning, I had to watch. […]

11 Movies Where a Main Character Dies

– DISCLAIMER – Just a heads up that there will be spoilers in the article. It should be obvious, considering the title, but I will give the disclaimer anyway. I do mention that a main character dies while briefly discussing the films, but I don’t go into much more detail than that. They are still worth watching, even […]

Netflix Streaming: “We Are What We Are,” 2013 (Dir. by Jim Mickle)

We Are What We Are | Directed by Jim Mickle | Release Year: 2013 Rating: R | Run Time: 1hr 45min We Are What We Are eschews many traditional horror tropes to create a tragic, cannibalistic family drama. Don’t expect conventional scares or classic villainy from this horror film, but do expect excellent Gothic-esque atmosphere, original […]

“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 2014 (Dir. by Wes Anderson)

Wes Anderson’s continual and much lauded use of artifice and perfectionistic style is not amiss in his latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. I have to admit that Anderson’s whimsical artifice often irritates me, but this particular film’s gimmicks are much easier to digest than Anderson’s other recent release, Moonrise Kingdom.