Michael Snydel

[Review] The World of Kanako

Anti-hero is too light a word for the lead of The World of Kanako. A hard-drinking, tortured, virulent ex-cop thrown into an underworld of sociopathy and system...

[Review] Krampus

Michael Dougherty’s Krampus — based around the German humanoid folklore figure who punishes naughty children — wants to be the White Elephant of the holiday mov...

[Review] Creed

Early on in Creed, the seventh installment of the Rocky franchise, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) shadowboxes in front of a screen projecting footage of a bou...

[Review] #Horror

Part Reefer Madness for the plugged-in generation, part Giallo slasher, and part coming-of-age psychodrama, #Horror is filled with the type of craziness that so...

[Review] The Night Before

The past few years have seen nearly everyone within the Judd Apatow orbit look inward, writing stories of begrudging but graceful maturity, building that rely ...

[Review] Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

The first hurtle of making a documentary about any legend is to avoid being a hagiography. One of the most pervasive criticisms of reverential docs is the parad...