Deirdre Crimmins

Senior Critic
Deirdre Crimmins is Chicago-based freelance film critic and a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. She contributes regularly to Rue Morgue magazine, previously she wrote for both High Def Digest and Birth.Movies.Death. Though a lifelong horror film fan, she also loves a good musical or screwball comedy when the mood strikes.


Articles by Deirdre Crimmins:


  • March 29, 2024

    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Review: The Earth is Not The Only Thing Hollow Here

    To a certain degree, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire has let itself go. Plot and character development are forgotten in lieu of effects and titan battles, and it sometimes works just fine. Though, when it tries to clasp to the remaining dregs of audience sympathy manipulation and world building it teeters toward collapse.

  • January 12, 2023

    Skinamarink Review: Crouching Story, Hidden Horrors

    Skinamarink is an expertly-crafted horror film that barely nudges into the land of narrative film, but you need to work to tap into all of the tension and fright. It requires the audience’s unbroken attention, dedication, and above all, their investment in wanting to be scared. To describe Skinamarink as having a plot or a […]

  • October 14, 2022

    Halloween Ends Review: It does not end soon enough

    After 40 years and 13 films, it might finally be time to put the Halloween franchise in its grave. This is not because Michael Myers or Laurie Strode are lacking potential scares or plot possibilities, but because the most recent two films in the franchise have shown that filmmakers have no idea what to do […]

  • Jean-Luc Godard
    September 14, 2022

    Jean-Luc Godard: 1930-2022

    Jean-Luc Godard has died at age 91. The filmmaker helped create the French New Wave movement and directed films across five decades.

  • July 22, 2022

    Nope Review: Yup, It’s Aliens

    Jordan Peele threw his cowboy hat into the extraterrestrial ring with his latest horror western Nope, and we sure are glad he did.