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Movie review: “Slow West”

An alt-western with plenty of quirk but little bite, John MacLean’s Slow West is a wasted opportunity kept afloat by a bevy of skilled actors. It goes for a revisionist approach to the genre, but misses the mark. That’s disappointing, as the set-up is a rich one: hopeless romantic Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) arrives in the American … Continue reading

From the Vault: ‘Meet the Feebles’

Before he turned into a serious filmmaker, Peter Jackson honed his chops by churning out some very funny — and very depraved — genre bending B-grade comedies, making a memorable debut with the aptly named sci-fi satire Bad Taste and re-inventing the zombie flick with Dead Alive decades before it was cool to do so. … Continue reading

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