MOVIE MONDAYS: MIDSOMMAR

This week, Trista K. Robichaud returns to collaborate on a film review. It’s a brand new piece in the spirit of our old Alamo Cinema Massacre column. Welcome back, Trista! Synopsis: Psychology PhD student Dani (Florence Pugh) has relationship problems – she has needy bipolar sister Terri (Klaudia Csányi) and an uncommunicative boyfriend (Jack Reynor) […]

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MOVIE MONDAY: ESCAPE FROM LA

Synopsis: Following a massive earthquake strong enough to break off LA from the continent and Christian fundamentalism’s rise to take over US government, America becomes a proud, pious utopia (or a dystopia to those who aren’t buying in to that particular form of Christianity). An elected for life President (Cliff Robertson) rules the nation with […]

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MOVIE MONDAYS: US

Synopsis: The Wilson family comes to the maternal grandmother’s house, and though the former occupant is now gone the place remains a pleasant enough vacation spot. Mother Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o), Father Gabe (Winston Duke), teenage daughter Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph), and young son Jason (Evan Alex) have come for some time in a house on […]

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MOVIE MONDAYS: WE ARE THE FLESH

This week, we take another opportunity to turn the clock back and check out one of the columns written for our Alamo Cinema Massacre column . . . While Trista was bedridden due to complications from her pregnancy, I did my best to make sure she had everything she needed to be comfortable and anxiety-low. […]

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MOVIE MONDAY: RAZORBACK and BODY MELT

This week, something different: Checking out an Ozploitation double feature. Up-front horror from the Outback! Just what is Ozploitation? Why, it’s a general term for exploitation flicks made in Australia. There don’t seem to be much in the way of overarching themes or qualities to these flicks, though some thematic linkages begin to suggest themselves. […]

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