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  • The Midnight Swim

    ★★★★

  • A Classic Horror Story

    ★★★

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Flashback

    ★★

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

    SILENCE. WRITERS WRITING.” 

    It’s in the tenderness hidden amidst the sternness of Bill Murray’s voice. It’s in the furrow of Timothée Chalamet’s brow. It’s in the cracks sounding up and down Léa Seydoux’s back as she stretches. It’s in the way Jeffrey Wright crosses his legs as he sits. It’s in the widening of Frances McDormand’s eyes. It’s in the way Saoirse Ronan pulls the trigger.
    It’s in the promptness of Mathieu Amalric’s movements. It’s in the way Adrien Brody…

  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides

    ★★★★★

    We’re suffocating.” 

    The way I shot this movie straight into my veins when I was 15 and suicidal and so unbelievably angry at the world... Such a bizarre sensation to return to it now, nearly a decade later, older and still angry at the world. 

    Adults are so quick to say teens are over dramatic, that their problems aren’t as serious as they think. But teenage girlhood really is agony incarnate. Sexualized by just about every man you pass, discredited…

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  • The Midnight Swim

    The Midnight Swim

    ★★★★

    The Blair Witch Project, Creep, and now The Midnight Swim… There’s just something so alluring about the First Person POV type horror films. Ones that are “shot” by characters who genuinely know how to operate cameras and incorporate their “own” visual flair. Other found footage films rely on their presence being the result of desperate family members. Here, and in the other titles mentioned, these are well-equipped people. As such, the tension brewing in The Midnight Swim is especially affective.…

  • A Classic Horror Story

    A Classic Horror Story

    ★★★

    There’s a domineering ego to A Classic Horror Story that overshadows its best elements. It overshadows the fantastic visuals. It overshadows a plot that is easily comparable to many of its predecessors but is still interesting. It even… and it pains me to say this… overshadows a sublime, poised, fantastic performance by THE Matilda Lutz. 

    The film feels as though its directors are patting themselves on the back for every ominous shot and “twist”. I see nothing wrong with taking…

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★

    … I am on my knees begging writers and directors to stop using female body trauma (rape/miscarriages/abuse) as brief plot devices or virtually the only exposition surrounding female characters’ backstories, its mentions featured for maybe ten minutes of screen time, only to then miraculously be completely forgotten or never properly and healthily addressed. Please. I am so tired. 

    Malignant is what I’d call a big ole razzle dazzle of nonsense. It has the visuals of a multi-million dollar funded project,…

  • Black Bear

    Black Bear

    ★★★★★

    You’re really hard to read...” 
    Yeah, you know what, I get that all the time, but I actually think that I’m so easy to read that people just get confused and they make it harder on themselves.” 

    Black Bear is savagely primal. Aubrey Plaza’s performance is both captivating and horrifying. Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon delivery as well, but our lead is the lead for a reason. Plaza plays off the two of them in such an intense way that…