Zach Gilbert

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The Mitchells vs. the Machines: A Riotous Robot Apocalypse (Review)

The Mitchells vs. the Machines is a fun, family-friendly subversion of “sci-fi disaster” stories with a wholly compelling emotional core.

A History of Horror “Legacyquels”

In honor of Scream 4’s 10th anniversary, we take a look at the history of horror “legacyquels” – a trend that the Scream fourthquel arguably started.

Thunder Force: McCarthy and Spencer Charm in Superhero Comedy (Review)

Thunder Force is a sidesplitting take on a superhero origin story, anchored by the always-excellent Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: 7 Reasons Snyder Succeeds

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a miracle of superhero moviemaking, and we spotlight the 7 reasons Snyder succeeds where Joss Whedon failed four years ago.

The Unholy: Familiar but Frightening Faith-Based Horror (Review)

The Unholy’s story is nothing we haven’t seen before, but there are still more than enough “spooks” here to satisfy horror hounds.

Nobody: Better Call Bob Odenkirk (Review)

Nobody is an arresting action showcase for star Bob Odenkirk and a skillfully staged spectacle of stuntwork nearly on par with the John Wick trilogy.

Bad Trip: Eric André’s Hidden Camera Comedy is Hilarious (Review)

Bad Trip is a raucous road trip comedy that gives stars Eric André, Lil Rel Howery, and Tiffany Haddish the space to show off their side-splitting skills.

Language Lessons: A Heartfelt Ode to Human Connection (SXSW Review)

Language Lessons is a poignant “platonic romcom” powered by two persuasive performances from Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales and a soulful script.

Writer-Director Elle Callahan on “Witch Hunt” (SXSW Interview)

Witch Hunt’s Elle Callahan chats with Loud and Clear about the timeliness of her harrowing horror thriller and the influential artists who have inspired her.

Swan Song: An Aging Hairdresser Looks Back on His Life (SXSW Review)

Swan Song’s story may be simple and straightforward, but Udo Kier’s colorful and charismatic character work makes this eccentric escapade worth a watch.