MARK HOLCOMB

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  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Good short-film anthologies are lovingly culled from disparate sources, so it's no surprise the entries in this for-hire horror anthology—in which international filmmakers were tapped to provide brief, cheap chillers pegged to a letter of th...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Apocalypse movies are a venerable enough genre (and reliable enough as box-office cash spigots) to support a few lightweight, funny-sad-romantic entries every once in a while. Given the right touch, this approach can be just the antidote to the id...

  • Startlingly intimate and direct, this first-person doc by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi requires multiple viewings for anyone eager to work out how it could have been shot with such precision and visual ingenuity under such plainly chaotic...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Documentary-fiction hybrids are tough to pull off, and this one stumbles hard over the fiction part. The good news is Bombay Beach is a gorgeously shot, humane work that casts a Malickian (or at least David Gordon Greenian) meditative spell. Alma ...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    A cinematic reboot for the patron saint of 98-pound weaklings, Conan the Barbarian is both truer to the vision of its character's creator, Robert E. Howard, and more satisfyingly pulpy than John Milius' 1982 movie incarnation. Director Marcus Nisp...

  • 12 years ago | Film and TV

    Paycheck is latest to step on Philip K. Dick

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