Author: Matt Christopher

About Matt Christopher

Matt coined The Movie Buff's motto: Tough on movies, not on films, and takes reviews from the standpoint of an average fan. Check out bohemianbonfire.com for links to Matt's published books. You can also follow him on Instagram and Twitter @MattDecristo.

Annabelle: Creation (R)

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October is coming, and you know what that means. Crisp weather, autumn leaves, pumpkin spiced everything. And horror movies. 45 days from today, we begin our 6th annual 31 Days of Halloween – and to wet your palate – the grisly Annabelle doll returns in James Wan’s new release “Annabelle: Creation.”

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Arrival (PG-13)

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Until the people of Earth make actual contact with alien life, visitors from outer space will always make great fodder for stories and a source of wonder. The fear in the unknown has been the genesis for so many movies its impossible to name them all.

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Angel Heart (R)

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A little horror and a lot supernatural thriller, the 1987 Alan Parker neo-noir styled film “Angel Heart” is a psychological adventure that mirrors the Kubrick classic “The Shining” with its bizarre visuals and offbeat characters – but what would you expect from an English born filmmaker whose directorial resume includes Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall.’

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Taking Woodstock (R)

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Music fans know the impact and influence the 1969 Woodstock festival had – both musically and culturally. Most of us have no idea of the sheer scale and magnitude of the event, relying on old photographs, videos, and less than clear thinking eye witness accounts to recant tales of nearly mystic proportions.

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The Sixth Sense (PG-13)

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I probably don’t have to say this, but I will just in case. MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! In fact, it may be the biggest one in cinematic history. If you’ve never seen M. Night Shyamalan’s signature piece “The Sixth Sense” stop reading this immediately, turn off all forms of media, and go watch it fresh. I actually […]

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Desierto (R)

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At 1:28 minutes, Mexican independent film “Desierto” can’t be accused of running too long. In fact, the politically charged and divisive story jumps into the action from the start, but also glosses over any level of depth or backstory that could have given reason or rationale to the characters at play. Maybe this was done as an […]

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