August 15, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Not to be confused with recent Christian Bale western, Hostiles, 2017 release Hostile is the latest post-apocalyptic thriller. Like zombie movies, it’s a subgenre that has ambitious filmmakers have been increasingly adopting to attempt uniquely allegorical storytelling. But audiences should be forewarned. If you’re expecting a hyper-violent, off-the-wall story in the vein of The Purge […]
August 8, 2021.Reading time 9 minutes.
We’re past Season 2’s halfway point in Black Summer now and the zombie series seems to have found its footing. Though White Horse slowed things down again, the fifth episode didn’t skimp on stakes and introduced a little more emotional depth. Now Episode Six, which is entitled Currency, brings us back to the present timeline. […]
April 26, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
We’ve finally reached the end of Netflix’s short-order zombie series, Black Summer. Penultimate episode, Tunnel, clocks in at a mere 20 minutes or so. As such, I’ve opted to review these final two episodes together. Both episodes exemplify all the series’ recurrent problems that have bothered me. Neither episode does much to convince me that […]
April 25, 2019.Reading time 7 minutes.
Black Summer’s sixth episode, Heist, takes a similar approach as fourth chapter, Alone. That is, Heist is dialogue-light entry that focuses on suspense and constant momentum. On the hand, it’s an episode that never slows down and features its best zombie moment. Unfortunately, the episode also continues Black Summer’s narrative mess. Black Summer Gets the […]
April 17, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
Black Summer’s ongoing narrative continues in Episode 3, which is entitled Summer School. As its title implies, Summer School finds the mysterious Spears along with Rose, Ryan, and Lance, seeking shelter in what appears to be an abandoned school. Of course, this is a dystopian zombie series so you probably assume the school isn’t all […]
July 3, 2018.Reading time 7 minutes.
The post-apocalyptic dystopian film is the gift that keeps on giving to the cinematic world. Regardless of genre – science-fiction, horror, action, or young adult – audiences can’t seem to get enough of end-of-the-world scenarios. Tomorrow film-goers can revel in the latest entry of dystopian Purge franchise, The First Purge. If you’re tired of Purge […]