I Am Mother (2019; Netflix Original) Review by Thad Timothy; Writer, Cult Classic Horror Show Starring: Rose Byrne, Hillary Swank, Clara Rugaard Directed by: Grant Sputore Written by: Michael Lloyd Green and Grant Sputore Director Grant Sputore makes his film debut with the stylishly sullen sci-fi thriller “I Am Mother.” While undoubtedly influenced by the works of genre icons Ridley Scott and James Cameron, Sputore offers a new lens to familiar territory and while I Am Mother fails to reach a high level of excitement, the director’s ambition and ability is fully realized throughout. I Am Mother tells the story...
In recent memory films like Get Out and A Quiet Place have obviously scored a direct hit with audiences. These films ushered in the the new era of comedy personalities tackling horror, and they’re familiarity with set up and punchline is lending itself to the genre in a fresh and inventive way. However these films were in the minority…. and disabled
On this particular weekend, the movies scheduled were a hand selected collection of mostly 50s sci-fi. A far cry from the slasher films shown earlier in April. However it was an obscure “cinephiles only” feature starring television's the Munsters “in color” and The Tingler directed by William Castle that peaked my interest most.
Both Gene Rodenbery who created Star Trek and Rod Serling who created The Twilight Zone knew an amazing magic trick. You can discuss any sensitive social topics you wish… that is if you ground them safely in the unbelievable.