Spiral: From The Book of SAW (Movie Review)

The Armchair Auteur is officially back to the movies! Caught a press screening last night of Spiral: From The Book of Saw, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, an inventive new fork in the road for the dormant Saw franchise. While there is no actual Jigsaw in this flick, it smartly follows in the OG films footsteps, updating the tone in such a way as to offer a new lease on life for the horror series.

Also, I saw it in a real theater, so that definitely made it rule even more.

SAW franchise power rankings:

Let’s dig in!

Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound
“Stupid As You” – Katnip

Late Fees is dead. Long live Late Fees!
Triple Beam Streams, episode 2 is out:

I just started writing at Looper! Here’s some recent movies I’ve reviewed for them:
Paper Tigers:
Wrath of Man:

Keep up on my current watches:


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The Armchair Auteur is an ongoing video project from film critic Dom Griffin. Every week, there will be new reviews, retrospectives, rants and video essays about film and film-adjacent pop culture.

Dom Griffin is a freelance film critic, pop cultural polymath and an obsessive lover of storytelling. His work has been published on SyFy.com, Birth.Movies.Death, DCist, The Baltimore Beat, Spectrum Culture, and VultureHound UK. He’s currently a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-Approved Critic.

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