Chase Gifford

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"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world"-Jean-Luc Godard

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Unhinged

“We all go a little mad sometimes.” -Norman Bates (Psycho) Sometimes I think it’s important to let off some steam. In fact I’d argue it’s an imperative part of normal life. If we didn’t ever scream into a pillow or vent to an understanding friend we might go off the metaphorical deep end. We might […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Rental

“One lie is enough to question all truths.” -Anonymous Ah 2020, the year of Covid, the year we’ve all (people who aren’t morons) had enough of our government and all it’s unyielding bullshit, the year we finally stand up for those who have been marginalized (aka murdered, enslaved, etc.) far too long. The murder hornets, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Relic

“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.” -Arthur Conan Doyle Here we are again with one of those finicky horror/drama hybrids that test the patience of anyone simply looking for a run-of-the-mill scary movie. Relic is a psychological drama that explores the horrors of becoming dependent on others because your mind is beginning […]Read More

Nerdlocker Game Review: The Last of Us Part II

“The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.” -unknown I spoke of Part I when I reviewed it seven long years ago as my new baby, me the father, eagerly awaiting its arrival. Now fast forward to the dogshit that is 2020 and its little sister has arrived with more […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The King of Staten Island

“Never try to grow up too fast, but don’t linger in the child you were.” -Christofer Drew When does a person truly grow up? What does it even mean to “grow up?” In a physical sense yes I’m sure there is a scientific response to these questions. From a societal reasoning I would argue it’s […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Vast of Night

“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke I remember growing up watching The Twilight Zone with my dad. I recall the classic episodes like “To Serve Man” and “The Invaders” and of course “The Hitch-Hiker” to name a few. But […]Read More

Movies You May Have Missed: Secondhand Lions (2003)

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost So often in life the best things are hidden behind the most inauspicious beginnings or introductions. When I first met my friend Bryon, well over a decade ago, I […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Gretel & Hansel

“Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.” -H.G. Wells Hansel and Gretel as it’s most remembered, Gretel & Hansel in this case, is a familiar story we all seem to know to some degree. In the film, Gretel recalls a story of […]Read More

Movies You May Have Missed: The Pact (2012)

“Always the innocent are the first victims, so it has been for ages past, so it is now.” -J.K. Rowling When a movie is this well made for the budget it was given, a meager $400,000, it speaks volumes about the clear passion put into what really matters when it comes to making a fantastic […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Wind

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” -Mother Teresa A note of true terror rests within relatability. Relating to loneliness, feeling insignificant, especially in the eyes of those we trust most, in the hearts of those we thought cared for us. To lose that, or to learn you never really […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Wretched

“There are horrors beyond life’s edge that we do not suspect, and once in a while man’s evil prying calls them just within our range.” -H.P. Lovecraft IFC Midnight presents The Wretched, a tale of malignant, perpetual horror. Stories of witchcraft were taken to new heights in 2015 with the unforgettably outrageous, The Witch. Ever […]Read More

Nerdlocker T.V. Series Review: DEVS

Deus ex machina – (A god from the machine) Nearly a year ago my friend and I were walking along observing the outside spectacle that San Diego Comic-Con had to offer. On one of the buildings we saw a massive advertisement for a new show on FX simply titled, DEVS, set to premier in 2020. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Vivarium

vi·var·i·um /ˌvīˈverēəm/ noun an enclosure, container, or structure adapted or prepared for keeping animals under semi natural conditions for observation or study or as pets; an aquarium or terrarium. I have what is known as thalassophobia, a fear of the ocean or more broad, an intense fear of deep bodies of water. As the definition […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Hunt

Trigger Warning: This movie will upset anyone incapable of laughing at themselves. If you are professionally outraged (you know who you are) all the damn time maybe skip this one. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit curious about this one considering the controversy surrounding it but I knew in all likelihood […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Invisible Man

“Being invisible makes you powerful.” -Hanan Muzafar The reboot, the remake, the re-do, the re-whatever it is chances are it’s going to be nothing more than the shell of what it’s ripping off or pulling from. So often the soul of a film is what makes it a lasting presence among the plethora of media […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Onward

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” -Anne Roiphe The loss of a loved one is a tough thing to talk about. Considering it’s something every last living creature faces you would think otherwise but in reality it’s one of the hardest things to face, whether […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Call of the Wild

“He had been suddenly jerked from the heart of civilization and flung into the heart of things primordial.” – Jack London Just a man and his dog, a tale long told and many times before. It would seem society’s love for our four legged friends has done everything but wavered and so these stories are […]Read More