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New Tex-Mex Restaurant Returns to Its Good Old Days

June 5, 1998 Food Feature

Well-executed horror nightmare features sick torment of a deaf woman
"...Maddie fights back, often ingeniously, against the unnamed, white-masked maniac with a crossbow (John Gallagher Jr., straying far afield..."

March 25, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Avengers: Infinity War
Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest, most nuanced threat
"...draws, Thanos was the mad Titan, a deranged genocidal maniac who fell in love with Death incarnate, and offered..."

April 27, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Despicable Me 3
Animated franchise confirms the law of diminishing returns
"...of former pre-teen TV star and now dance-happy global maniac Evil Bratt (Parker), who’s out to steal a 4,000..."

June 30, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Crazed Kiwi film leaves you laughing, gagging, and head-banging
"...Deathgasm should be it. First-time director and avowed metal maniac Jason Lei Howden sprays his splatstick influences (Peter Jackson’s..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
This seventh film in the horror series promises to be the last.
"...of a bang. Mandylor returns as Detective Hoffman, the maniac cop who is carrying on the horrific work of..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2010: Animation
This year's five nominees for the best animated short Oscar are available for viewing. This year’s five Academy Award-nominated animated shorts include “A Matter of Loaf and Death,” the latest stop-motion Claymation piece from Nick Park and Aardman; “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” by Nicky Phelan; “The Lady and the Reaper" by Recio García; “French Roast” by Fabrice O. Joubert; and the winning “Logorama” by the H5 collective.
"...Wallace and Gromit, must do battle with a homicidal maniac. That would be “A Matter of Loaf and Death,”..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Saw VI
Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood. Promises, promises.
" much. The series setup: Jigsaw (Bell), a homicidal maniac with a warped moral sensibility who has been dead..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Punisher: War Zone
Marvel Comics' Frank Castle again comes to the screen as a one-man vengeance machine in this stylishly violent and gory opus.
"...Castle's origin story. An ex-Marine, Castle becomes a homicidal maniac after mobsters murder his wife and daughter, and he..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In this Christian horror film, a mad killer who claims to have slain God, torments two couples seeking shelter.
"...straight out of Southern Gothic. Menaced by a gun-toting maniac outside the house and The Devil's Rejects' Moseley inside,..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Prom Night
A remake of the Eighties horror film in name only, Prom Night is a nearly bloodless slasher film with few surprises.
"...whose entire family was gutted three years earlier by maniac teacher Richard Fenton (Schaech), who has since been locked..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Drillbit Taylor
This mediocre tween comedy that stars Owen Wilson comes from some very talented people – Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen – who appear to be experiencing a delayed sophomore slump.
"...of freshman high schoolers who hire Wilson's ostensibly ex-Army maniac to protect them from local bully Filkins (Frost). These..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The terrifically retro maniac in this horror film recalls the heyday of Eighties gore films with gleeful abandon.
" recent memory has featured such a terrifically retro maniac or revisited the heyday of Eighties gore films with..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Captivity, wherein 24's Elisha Cuthbert is abducted and tortured, is the kind of film that gives torture porn a bad name; it's just soulless, hateful, and freakishly monotonous.
"...The Quiet) as a supermodel abducted by an unseen maniac and subjected to various forms of mental and physical..."

July 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

High Tension
A gripping piece of splatterpunk, despite the fact that there's not much to it and the plot crumbles in the third act.
"...only to find herself the fancy of a truck-driving maniac (Nahon) with a penchant for creatively murderous acts. You'd..."

June 10, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last Horror Movie
The U.S. premiere of this self-reflexive horror film from England is presented in Austin by Fangoria magazine.
"...a wedding videographer by day and an enthusiastically psychoanalytical maniac by night, who has taped his grisly misdeeds and..."

June 18, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jeepers Creepers
"...involved in a game of cat-and-mouse with an unseen maniac in possibly the nation's most ominous delivery truck. As..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My Best Fiend
"...up residence in a very strange subgenre, that of actor/maniac. Kinski's fits were (and are) legendary: On location in..."

March 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Stendahl Syndrome
"...the director's trademark camera obscurities: swooping, airborne shots; the maniac's POV shots, and long, clinical glimpses of chilly stone..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Little Boy Blue
"...from harrowing to outlandish. Why hasn't anyone locked this maniac up and thrown the key away long before? The..."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Mangler
" the laundry's corrupt owner, a horribly scarred, paraplegic maniac intent on working his sweatshop employees to death, literally...."

March 10, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...women with “pussy.” He drove his car like a maniac, and chances are he never paid his parking tickets...."

Jan. 13, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Killing Zoe
"...Day Afternoon: Eric turns out to be a homicidal maniac, offing customers and tellers and cops left and right,..."

Sept. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Flight of the Innocent
"...for himself against the chief assassin, a hideously scarred maniac who pursues the boy with a religious zeal, never..."

Jan. 28, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dead Alive
The Citizen Kane of Oedipal zombie-cannibal-right to death-comedy-love stories. In this early film, Jackson takes the shopworn flesh-eating zombie genre by its rotting horns, adds a dash of Monty Python, and comes up with a film so gleefully over-the-top that it's decidedly hard not to gag while you're laughing yourself incontinent.
"...auteur Peter Jackson -- best known stateside as the maniac behind the Muppet-perversion Meet the Feebles -- takes the..."

April 16, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Man Bites Dog
" Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, this easygoing maniac has the uptown charm of that worldly Republican fraternity..."

April 2, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jennifer Eight
"...out exactly whether or not there actually is a maniac hanging around town, Berlin runs into, and eventually falls..."

Nov. 13, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shadows and Fog
"...Bates as world-weary whores, Michael Kirby as a homicidal maniac and Malkovich and Farrow as a squabbling clown and..."

March 20, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Lawnmower Man
"...annoying and Fahey's shift from sweet simpleton to psychic maniac is abrupt, but the special effects star here anyway...."

March 13, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

"...point the Romero movie, Creepshow, and the William Lustig-directed Maniac will be screened. Among the other promised events are..."

March 23, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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