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  • Finding the horror in David Lynch's cryptic masterpiece

    Finding the horror in David Lynch's cryptic masterpiece
    A year ago, on the Vulture page of New York magazine, film critics David Edelstein and Bilge Ebiri picked their favorite horror films since Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," i.e., since 1980. Their list included such underseen and welcome titles as "The Descent"; an unusually strong franchise-starter (the first "Nightmare on Elm Street"); , a standout George Romero addition to his own favorite genre ("Day of the Dead");, a ripping monster picture from a terrific director (Bong Joon-ho's "The Host"); and others I like nearly as much, plus a few I don't, or films that have become grindingly familiar totems of the popular culture ("The Silence of the Lambs," beautifully acted trash).
  • 'Byzantium' review: A vampire movie unaware of all other vampire movies

    'Byzantium' review:  A vampire movie unaware of all other vampire movies
    *1/2 (out of four) Saoirse Ronan already starred in the horrendous Stephenie Meyer adaptation “The Host.” The Irish actress now stars in the Ireland-set “Byzantium,” which at times feels like a knockoff of Meyer’s “...

    Video/Q&A: 'The Host' stars Max Irons and Jake Abel

    Video/Q&A: 'The Host' stars Max Irons and Jake Abel
    Because their movie “The Host” comes from “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer, Max Irons and Jake Abel have received plenty of questions about Team Edward and Team Jacob. The new film’s story, however, isn’t as basic as,...

    'The Host' review: Makes Edward and Bella look like Harry and Sally

    'The Host' review: Makes Edward and Bella look like Harry and Sally
    0.5 stars (out of four) Congratulations, Stephenie Meyer. You made something worse than “Twilight.” Adapted by suddenly terrible writer/director Andrew Niccol (“The Truman Show,” “In Time”) from Meyer’s...

    'The Host': Alien neighbors drop in, and time seems to stop ★

    'The Host': Alien neighbors drop in, and time seems to stop ★
    "The Host" is for people who couldn't handle the whirlwind pace of events in the "Twilight" trilogy and who prefer a love triangle unafraid to redefine, for a new generation, the word "lollygag." It features several shots of Diane Kruger (as a capital-S...