Movie Interviews and Reviews

Mother of Beauty Review

6/19/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

I want to start this review with talking about Silent Films because I believe it ties into this particular picture. I grew up watching the old black and white silent films along with whatever other films I was exposed to of the 70's, 80's & 90's. So I learned to appreciate silence, as far as talking, in cinema, what kind of affect that can have on a film, and even how important it can be. Now days, it's all about sound. The film needs to sound good in order to be considered a well made film.​

Matias Caruso Interview​

6/14/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

The biggest difference is the scope of the plot. Stories that require complex set-ups or world-building don’t fit into the small canvas of a short. When writing shorts, many times I found myself discarding ideas I liked because they were too big..

The Mummy Review​

6/12/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

If you're going to see this movie to get away, not think, and just have a good time, those are good reasons to see this movie. If you're going in with a very logical, rational mind and prepared to every scene very seriously, you've already made up your mind to not like this movie. You have to walk into it prepared to be thrilled, to laugh, and have some fun with it. Don't over think it.​

For A Good Time, Call... Review​

6/7/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

If you can write a good story, that's great. If you can pull a great cast together, that's great. If you set out to entertain people with your movie, That's great! But the films that really get my attention, that make me perk up and take notice is the ones that make waves. The ones that have something to say. And I feel like FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL...provides that.

Wonder Woman Review​

6/5/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

The closer a Wonder Woman film came to be released, the more headlines it was creating - And for good reason! This has literally been decades in the making, and its first weekend out of the gate, this long awaited superhero movie roped in a whopping $100,505,000! I repeat - Over $100 Million! Just on opening weekend! And I believe that it's been this successful for 2 reasons: 1.) Word Of Mouth/Marketing. The two just go hand and hand. And when you make a huge budgeted movie within the realm of Marvel or DC, you're going attract a wider scaled audience.

Sam Was Here Review​

6/2/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

SAM WAS HERE (aka Nemesis) is a mysterious thriller/road movie that takes place in the naked sandy planes of the Mojave Desert in California. This one's an interesting flick. Quickly read the synopsis and it was immediately intrigued! It even read like a mystery, something that would mess with the viewer's head. And mess with my head it did! The plot is very vague.​

Wolves At The Door Review​

5/29/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Ever since it happened, the entire country had become obsessed with one of the most grisly, unimaginably horrendous crimes in US History - The Manson Family Murders. A series of murders that left 5 people brutally stabbed and maimed including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, whom at the time was married to filmmaker Roman Polanski. 

The Dark Tapes Review​

5/19/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Found footage films can be a tricky sub-genre to pull off, and so can anthologies. But horror anthologies that also contain a found footage style and format to the way each story is filmed is like walking a line as thin as one would use to go fishing with. So either you'll tip over or the line will give way and snap under the weight of a poorly executed film. However if the film is done well, and everything comes together in perfect harmony, which is rare, you'll be able to walk along that line all the way to the end knowing you survived; and so did your film.

Ararat Review​

5/15/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Historical dramas can do more than just provide great stories to be entertained by. They can also be a great learning tool. Something to teach you about a part of history that maybe people never really knew about, while at the same time perhaps adding in a fictional component to keep you entertained and interested.

Christopher Di Nunzio Q&A​

5/10/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

I came across an old script and thought it had some good ideas but needed to be re-worked. It had been awhile since I originally wrote it so I was able to add new ideas and theories that I felt worked. My main goal was to make a film with a smaller cast and have more controlled, longer takes then my last film, which was more raw, real, and had a very big cast. I was really thinking about things like the pacing and emotions of a film and felt I had a script after re-writing that would be a good choice to film.

Delusion Review​

5/8/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Loss can be a powerful thing to go through, and it can most certainly affect the mentality of the functionality of those who go through it. I think there are people who can claim that maybe they lost it a little when someone they deeply loved and was important to them had passed away. More so, it can affect those who go through it in different ways. And to me, that's what this film by Christopher Di Nunzio I feel taps into, but uses a supernatural horror subplot to tell a story about loss and grief.

Eric Lalor Q&A

5/1/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

It was my agent who notified me about the film. She showed me an email from Bryan Rossney who wanted to chat to me about it. Before meeting Bryan, I read the script and I loved it so was very enthusiastic about it during the meeting.

Brian Rossney Q&A

5/3/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

I was standing in a queue in a cafe, just before a meeting and when I went to pay for a round of coffees, a guy noticed a picture of my two year old son in my wallet. He told me his son looked similar. He took out his wallet and the two of us stood in the queue, stunned as we looked at our kids pictures.

In The Valley of the Moon Review

5/1/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Getting introduced to the work of a filmmaker I've never heard of before sometimes makes me nervous because as a lover of cinema and as an avid film viewer, first impressions mean a lot to me. And if I'm being completely forthcoming, some films are good, some are ok, very few are not my cup of tea

Sean Carmichael Q&A

4/28/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

It's funny, I've probably always been interested in it and never really realized it until I went back to college. I was always creating characters and scenarios and driving my family crazy as a kid, but I don't think acting or making films seemed like a tangible option. It was something I never considered.

Skip Shea Q&A

4/26/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

One day, staying home from school alone I put on a UHS channel and they were showing an old Marco Vicario's Horror Castle with Christopher Lee.

I was also, I still am, a visual artist. I would always draw pop culture things from my childhood. Batman, The Beatles or Alice Cooper. And I would also draw the classic Universal horror monsters like Dracula or Frankenstein.

Trinity Review

4/24/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Michael is a man who is barely hanging on to his sanity. For the first 15-20 minutes of the film he talks to us as if we are right there with him. He wears a rubber band on his wrist, and uses it to help him in such a vital way. One that comes back around towards the end of the movie and also one that I myself feel is such an important symbol of a fork in the road.​

Bernard Glincosky Q&A

4/21/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

What's scary ISN'T some supernatural event or aliens coming to blow up the country. Hell, it isn't even a dead cat having come back to life - And I can't stand cats to begin with! No, the most scary thing in life are the choices human beings make, especially when they feel like they have no alternative options, and the consequences those choices breed.​

Mario Cerrito III

4/19/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

I've always been a writer from as far back as I can remember. I didn't develop my love for cinema until after I tried to shop my screenplays around and had no luck.​

Deadly Gamble

4/17/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

What's scary ISN'T some supernatural event or aliens coming to blow up the country. Hell, it isn't even a dead cat having come back to life - And I can't stand cats to begin with! No, the most scary thing in life are the choices human beings make, especially when they feel like they have no alternative options, and the consequences those choices breed.​

Debz Dollz Q&A

4/14/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Actually I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I started to draw at a very young age, and thanks to the wonderful encouragement of my family, kept on drawing. I have been creating all sorts of art in some form or another most of my life, and am obsessed with dark fantasy/horror art, along with juxtaposing images.  Once I discovered the surreal movement, I realized I found my “calling” as to style/art genre.​

The Belko Experiment Review

4/12/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

This chilling line, as spoken in The Belko Experiment, is unfortunately true in most circumstances in not just this society, or Any society, but in human nature. It's no surprise that human beings have this mechanism that kicks in when under lots of stress, it's called "Fight or Flight".​

Christian Hallman Q&A

4/10/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Sensoria is at the core a film about loss. About losing someone or something, about being alone. At the same time it’s about where you belong. It is not a horror film per say, it is a psychological thriller drama.​

Nigel O' Brien Q&A

4/7/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

To be honest, I have no idea when or where my love for movies came from.  Movies, TV and film have always been a part of who I am. From a very young age I can remember sitting in front of the TV watching anything from, Laurel and Hardy, to Classic John Ford Westerns.​

David Paul Scott Q&A

4/5/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

I breathed a sigh of relief when I found out during my viewing of THE HAUNT that it was polar opposite of what I thought it was going to turn out to be! When most horror films that deal with a haunting of some kind or any sort of supernatural phenomenon, they will mainly focus on the fact that all these spooky and scary things happen to those who are experiencing the haunting. It's rarely focuses on the humanity of it; it becomes a spook-fest

The Haunt Review

4/3/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

I breathed a sigh of relief when I found out during my viewing of THE HAUNT that it was polar opposite of what I thought it was going to turn out to be! When most horror films that deal with a haunting of some kind or any sort of supernatural phenomenon, they will mainly focus on the fact that all these spooky and scary things happen to those who are experiencing the haunting. It's rarely focuses on the humanity of it; it becomes a spook-fest

Get Out Review

3/31/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

It has now been a few weeks since the release of the horror film GET OUT. The debut horror flick from Jordan Peele (of sketch comedy show Key & Peele). No one saw this coming! Anyone that saw the trailer for his first feature out of the gate were immediately surprised that he was the mind behind this film!

Catherine Fordham Q&A

3/24/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

What are we all capable of as human beings? Are we aware of what we can do, even perhaps on a subconscious level? Do we really know ourselves?​

Consommé Review​

3/22/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

What are we all capable of as human beings? Are we aware of what we can do, even perhaps on a subconscious level? Do we really know ourselves?​

Mattie Do Q&A

3/17/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

I’m so glad you enjoyed Dearest Sister! It’s one of those out there films that start out building all the characters at a slow and steady pace, but when you hit the point of no return, I like to believe it becomes very gratifying… if you can get there! So yes, thank you for watching it.​

Dearest Sister Review

3/15/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

If there's any part of the Asian film community that hasn't gotten any attention, especially because of a lack of resources, it's Laos. Of course everyone knows and has seen films based from Korea, Japan, and China, but you never hear about any films coming out of Laos.​

Where The Great Spirits Live Review

3/10/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Not long after her auspicious debut short film Two Rivers, writer/director Melonie Gartner almost immediately went to work writing the follow up short Where The Great Spirits Live, which happens to be the meaning to the word Manitowoc, which is the name of a sister city to Two Rivers, Wisconsin.​

I Don't Feel At Home Review

2/27/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

With such strong, simple dialogue spoken in I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore, what makes it a fantastic film with such a great story is its relatability to things and feelings that many people know and have.​

Trash Fire Review

2/20/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

If you notice, in most films, anytime a character has to confront their past the film takes it to a place that makes it light-hearted, or make the viewer feel like everything is gonna be ok. I mean God forbid a film actually makes the audience feel uncomfortable. However, if there's a film to do just that, it's this one.​

Raw Review

2/17/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Body horror cinema has been infecting the film community like a virus that has been slowly but steadily climbing. And more so, the films that have been released have been crafted with such posh sophistication and intelligence that more and more people have been turned on and tuning in to these films! Case and point: RAW. One of the most staggeringly beautiful, hypnotic, mesmerizing, and erotically laced body horror pictures that have come out as of recently from fairly new comer writer and director Julia Ducournau.​

Patrick Rea Interview

2/10/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Patrick Rea return to talk about his new film Arbor Demon

Arbor Demon Review

2/8/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Rob Bouton and Fiona  Dourif star as Howard and Dana, a married couple who take a trip and go hiking in the woods for their 2 year anniversary, only to have to confront some incredibly creepy supernatural woodland creature people who trap them in their tent! Patrick Rea is a solid filmmaker who really has a particular vision. That really came through and impressed me when I saw his feature film Nailbiter and his short films I.V. League and Pillow Fright.​

Manchester By The Sea Review

2/6/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

One of the best and harrowing films was officially released in late December of 2016, and so if you've seen it, you'll know that it's very deserving of its 6, yes that's right, 6 (count'em up) Oscar Nominations! Manchester By The Sea has such a simple yet effective story. It's about a man named Lee, who is living an extremely routine, low brow life. ​

Silence Review

2/1/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

I personally have been a fan of auteur filmmaker and cinephile, Martin Scoresese when I first saw his gritty street crime drama Taxi Driver at the tender age of 11. It deeply changed the way I saw cinema and felt about cinema. And with every film he has come out with since then has continuously amazed me and gave me a deeper appreciation for the art of cinema. ​

Split Review

1/30/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Since 1999, this man's films have caused a major shift in not just worldwide culture, but more so American culture, beginning with his break through hit The Sixth Sense. And the filmmaker I speak of is none other than the one and only M. Night Shyamalan. ​

Christine Review

1/25/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing.​

Train to Busan Review

1/24/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

For the past 30 years of my life I feel I have watched my fair share of Zombie flicks. Some have been the pinnacle of Zombie movies, while others are about as lifeless as the Zombies themselves. But in all of those years watching these kind of sub-genre movies, there has only been one that has made me cry. And I mean really cry!​

Raw Tr​ailer Review

1/18/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Cannibalism, eroticism, body horror. disturbing images. Anytime you have a film that contains all of these things, it's an attention getter. It will grab a hold of you and refuse to let you go. That seems to be what we have here in Raw from new comer writer/director Julia Ducournau. I've heard this film described as a "coming of age drama". To which I reply with - HEH? I mean I could see that in a way, judging by what I saw in the trailer. But it's not like it's Richard Linklater's Boyhood, which is a great film in its own right.​

The Stylist Review​

1/17/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

I'd like to think I have seen my fair share of short films in the past year. However, until recently this one has burrowed itself into my consciousness and has been immediately added to my personal list of all time favorite short films!​

Jane Doe Review and Q&A​

1/10/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild, The Girl Next Door, Milk, Lone Survivor) and veteran great Brian Cox (Manhunter, Troy, Braveheart, Zodiac) headline a new horror film from the director of Trollhunter and The Tunnel. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is about a father and son family owned coroner team who are asked to dig into a mysterious Jane Doe (a person without identity for those who aren't familiar with the term) 

Venita Ozols-Graham Q&A​

1/6/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

Hi and thank you Phillip. We're glad you enjoyed it! I was approached by a young woman who acted in a short I directed about a script she'd written called 'Widows'. She said it was based on an experience she had...she was date raped by a young man she'd had sex with already. There was no way she could explain that to the police so she and her friends devised ways to get revenge on the rapist.​

Pet Review

1/2/17

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Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

At what point does saving someone turn to captivity - love to obsession? To me, Pet is a film that explores these questions in a very ambiguous way. One that leaves people who watch it to ponder, with twists and turns from beginning to end as if you're driving down a pitch black darkened country road with no way to see other than the light of your headlights, and you won't know a turn is coming until you get to it.​

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