REVIEW: X (2022)

Mia Goth’s Maxine from Ti West’s X — PHOTO: A24.

Directed by Ti West — Screenplay by Ti West.

Ti West’s X takes place in the late 1970s and follows a cast of pornographic actors — Maxine (played by Mia Goth), Bobby-Lynne (played by Brittany Snow), and Jackson (played by Scott Mescudi) — and a film crew — producer Wayne (played by Martin Henderson), ambitious amateur director R. J. (played by Owen Campbell), and R. J.’s girlfriend Lorraine (played by Jenna Ortega). They are on a road trip and are headed to a farmhouse, at which they intend to shoot their adult film. However, the owners of the house, an elderly couple, don’t know what they intend to film on their property, and the sight of Maxine awakens a disturbing lust inside the elderly woman that calls the farmhouse her home.

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‘The Next Spielberg’ – Motion Picture Thoughts #8


Every means of entertainment has a couple of greats. The next Michael Jordan – the next Elvis Presley – the next Lionel Messi. I’m sure there are a number of ‘nexts’ you can come up with at the drop of a hat. Today, I want to discuss the label ‘the next Spielberg’, which I’ve seen thrown around a lot. Some times it’s gift, and some times it turns out to be a curse. What is in the Spielberg-name? What does it mean to be the next Spielberg? And… Well, who is the next Spielberg?  Continue reading “‘The Next Spielberg’ – Motion Picture Thoughts #8”

Box Office Predictions – Weekend of September 25, 2015

Box Office Prediction

Last weekend’s top four was surprisingly predictable, with Everest‘s IMAX opening acting as the only real ‘shock’. This week Everest has its wide release, and it should have a decent weekend. Hotel Transylvania 2 opens in North American theaters this weekend – will it outperform last weekend’s new entries? Continue reading “Box Office Predictions – Weekend of September 25, 2015”

Box Office Predictions – Weekend of September 18, 2015

Box Office Prediction

It’s been a tough and slow few weeks of box office, but this should all change now. Americans are seeing the first movie of the Oscar season – Black Mass. But the Johnny Depp-led crime flick isn’t a certain weekend winner, as the Maze Runner-franchise reveals its second installment. Continue reading “Box Office Predictions – Weekend of September 18, 2015”