Father-Figuring It Out: “Margaret,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” and More

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What does Moonrise Kingdom have in common with The Master, Sinister, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Margaret? … [Read more...]

Sinister (2012)

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A word of advice: If you ever stumble onto a serial killer's personal records of his crimes, turn them over to the police. Don't keep them in your home and stay up late examining them night after night.Ellison Oswalt might have saved himself a lot of trouble had he done that. But then, if you're buying a ticket to Sinister, you've come to get the wits scared out of you. And reasonable behavior just isn't on the menu for characters in this genre.The title Sinister should tell you what you … [Read more...]

My Sinister Birthday

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Early reviews suggest that Scott Derrickson's new movie Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke, is going to ruin moviegoers' peace of mind across the country over the next several weeks.Today, the director himself admitted as much, when he responded to me on Twitter like this... … [Read more...]


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