Retro Reviews: The Terminator (1984)

Nile Fortner‘s back with a new Retro Review, and talking about James Cameron’s 1984 classic film, The Terminator.

 

 

 

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The Lullaby – Interview with Reine Swart

by Nile Fortner

The Lullaby is a 2018 South African horror film directed by Darrell Roodt and written by Tarryn-Tanile. The film centers on a 19-year-old mother named Chloe Heerden, who returns to her hometown, Eden Rock, and tries to embrace the terms of being a mother. Even though Chloe has support from her mother, Ruby, Chloe has the willies and has a difficult time grasping the idea of being a mother.

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Review – The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

A Big Hit at the Superbowl but a Misfire for the Movie

by Nile Fortner

What made the first Cloverfield so fascinating was that they took something we’ve seen before like a giant monster in the city and they found a way to give it a new a new perspective. The 2008 Cloverfield film gave a new perspective that allowed audiences to see the death and the destruction of a monster in the city in the form of a found footage film. Even 2016’s surprise sequel and spin-off, 10 Cloverfield Lane, was a bold new take on a familiar story setup, and I actually loved this film, and would consider it an improvement over the first movie.

The trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox dropped at Superbowl 52 (Go Eagles). After the trailer was over, it said the movie was now showing on Netflix. After the Superbowl was over, I knew I was definitely going to check it out. I dusted the Dorito’s off my gut, almost spilled my beer, telling people at the Superbowl After-Party, “Move, I have to get home to see that new Cloverfield!”

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