Bryce Wilson
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Bryce Wilson

Confirmed film geek and literary nerd. Writer for Paracinema and Art Decades Magazine, columnist for the San Luis Obispo New Times and author of Son Of Danse Macabre. Resides in Austin, TX.

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Get ready to party like its 1995. Remember how it was after Pulp Fiction came out? When suddenly a gangster film couldn’t just be a gangster film? When suddenly everyone had to speak and behave in arch and kitschy code, ascribe to vague rules and play act like they were

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The trick to reading Joe Hill‘s Horns is to understand that it is a farce rather than a horor novel for most of its page count. That makes Horns something of a tricky proposition for anyone adapt and it made me a bit nervous that Alexander Aja was announced as

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To say I loved David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows is something of an understatement. I’ve become evangelical about it. Stopping just short of accosting random strangers on the street. So I was understandably excited to sit down with Mitchell to discuss what makes his film so damn good. It feels

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Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement received plenty of press attention this year, being one of the most beloved filmmakers in the world will tend to have that effect. The fact that Isao Takahata also made what will almost certainly be his final film was less commented upon. That this retirement received less

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Horror as a genre has become so self reflexive that it threatens to make itself obsolete out of love. I feel like with Cabin In The Woods the genre genuinely reached the point where the snake started eating not only its own tail but made it all the way up

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Tusk opens with a disaster; a video that starts as a gag and ends with a cataclysmic fuck up. Tusk itself follows suit. A film that starts out on the usual level of genial Kevin Smith fuckery and ends with genuinely horrific consequences. Tusk is a bit of a mutant

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No Man’s Land plays like a Sichuan version of Jim Thompson (with a soupcon of James M. Cain). It begins as a fairly standard story of an amoral lawyer who receives some long due comeuppance along a desolate desert road between his urban home and the rural province that his

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As I wrote in my earlier reviews the two elements that make Gravity Falls a genuinely great all ages show, as opposed to a fun diversion of a cartoon, is its strongly rooted characters and its absolute control of its tone. And wouldn’t you know it, “Sock Opera” is a

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“Think larger. Redraw what is possible.” The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell These words come from the mouth of a villain in Bone Clocks, but if they’re not engraved above David Mitchell’s writing desk they should be. In every book he has written Mitchell has redrawn the map. A collection of interlocked

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Season One of Arrow ended on a fairly ballsy note, not with its hero triumphant but a failure on pretty much every possible level. While most first seasons let their protagonists go out with a win, even if it’s only a moral victory, Oliver Queen lost everything. He failed to

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“Loved Ones” ended up being another wheel spinner for The Strain, though at least it didn’t feature a misstep as egregious as the reveal of The Master’s design (coincidentally The Master’s one big appearance this week had him cloaked heavily in shadow hmmm…). So while there’s nothing egregiously wrong with

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The Drop is probably destined to be regarded as minor Lehane, but even a minor work by one of the best storytellers writing today is more than worth paying attention to.

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The adventures of a bi polar raccoon on Regular Show, one of the most determinedly surreal things on TV.

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Meta horror has been around in its current incarnation since at least the thirties and arguably longer than that. But it has had something of a resurgence in the last decade, becoming such a dominant flavor that a movie like Occulus can earn major points from me simply by virtue

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I was joking last week when I said that The Strain was following The Star Trek strategy of making every other entry watchable. But following “The Disappeared” I can’t help but wonder if I was on to something. Because after the lean, efficient storytelling of “Creatures Of The Night” showcased

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Fantastic Fest starts on the 18th and I absolutely cannot wait. Fantastic Fest, the best genre film festival in the country, has been one of the highlights of my year since I moved to Austin and in a few short weeks you can expect me not to shut up about

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