ALLEGORIA MOVIE REVIEW
Art. What is art? What is art at its very core essence? Art is the expression of human creativity and imagination. It is the power of creation, and, in turn, is one of the few ways that we, as mere mortals, hold the power of the gods. But what happens when the artist takes that power for granted? What evils can the artist then bring to life? That is the question Spider One poses in his horror anthology film Allegoria. Our highly qualified One of Art critics, Mindy, Lewayne, and Matt take careful examination of this latest visual piece by Rob Zombie’s little brother, and decide whether it’s truly an artistic masterpiece, or just a pretentious display of an “artiste” attempting to take the spotlight from his more famous sibling. So grab a program and find your seats. The show’s about to start.
DIRECTED BY: Spider One
STARRING: John Ennis, Krsy Fox, Tyler Bryan, Tuesdai Murgia, Aaron Marshall Cohen, Steven Asbury, Bryce Johnson, Johnny Hawkes, Tyrone Oliver, Edward Hong, Adam Marcinowski, Alexandra Bayless, Adam Busch, Lyndsi LaRose, Rachel Brunner, Josephine Chang, Radek Lord, Brendan Shannon, Jordan Butcher, Matt McJunkins
Mindy Rast-Keenan (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
Having grown up in Nairobi, Kenya, and being very disappointed at the lack of riding elephants her cartoons had promised her, Mindy spends the majority of her time as a film, theater, and voice over actress in the Austin, Texas area. They still give her money for being on HBO that one time, with her name in the credits spelled wrong. A nerdy geek, this award-winning actress joined One of Us figuring she’d put her summa cum laude BFA acting degree to good use…by judging other people’s acting. In the few seconds she gets to herself, Mindy bakes for charity, knits eccentric plushies, plays original RPG’s with her gamemaster husband, and spends time with her soulmate, Batman.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
Matt Foster (Screener Squad)
Matt Foster is a stand up comic, podcaster, and movie critic currently living in the greater Salt Lake City area. His lifelong love of genre film began early, when he realized they freaked out his mom. He performs (epidemics permitting) regularly on Dungeons and Comedy, a DND live play with standup comedians, and is the slightly less mustache-y half of the Nighthawks Podcast, a cinema-centric discussion cohosted by Trevor T. Trujillo.
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