The Final Girls

The Final Girls


Sony | PG-13 | Todd Strauss-Schulson
“Wait, so we’re not even getting a theatrical release?”

9(Note: The following review was originally published at Consequence of Sound.)

Max (Taissa Farmiga) just can’t live Camp Bloodbath down. In the ‘80s, Max’s mother Nancy (Malin Akerman) starred in that film, a summer camp slasher flick that’s since garnered a cult following for its hilarious overacting, paper-thin writing, and innovative kills. But for Max, Camp Bloodbath isn’t just a bad horror movie that all her friends enjoy. It’s a painful reminder that her mother is no longer with her, and she can’t help but avert her eyes every time the young, nubile Nancy meets her bloody end for having dared to have sex in an ‘80s horror movie. (more…)

TKA @ SXSW Film 2015


It was a long seven days, those, full of more truck food than the body can (or should) endure. I ate barbecue until my torso hurt. I saw Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart abandon Etan Cohen to the wolves over a really terrible movie. I discovered that Elijah Wood is truly petite in real life. It was SXSW. We’re a bit belated in getting our reactions up, as the demands of life beyond the festival bubble have taken over in the preceding days, but half of The Kelly Affair (the Dominick half) was in Austin for this year’s festival, and reviewed a whole bunch of movies for Consequence of Sound, the site with which both Dom and Blake are heavily affiliated. But first, before rounding up the reviews, a few spare notes: (more…)