Overlord (2018)

A supernatural, body horror take on an American D-Day mission to disable a Nazi comms tower, “Overlord” opens with a thrilling faux-one take drop from an airplane into the frenzy of war. From there it shrinks into setting up requisite war movie archetypes for its quickly-dropping cast of characters. It perks up when the supernatural…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

With the absolute glut of superhero films that make it to the screen in any given year now, it’s difficult for any to really stand out. If they’re not repeating a statement, story, or aesthetic from a film in the genre that did so already, they’re conforming to a house style strict enough to make…

Prince of Darkness (1987)

Carpenter smashes together a lot of interests and aesthetics here – time-travelling tachyon transmissions, Catholic conspiracies, body horror, a bevy of science-fiction concepts and gestures at religious iconographies. The result is very 80s and a lot of fun in that self-awarely shlocky horror way. It’s charming. A lot is undercooked, especially the college romance underpinning…