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  • Armageddon Time

    Armageddon Time


    As devastating as this story becomes, I would’ve pushed for a Thanksgiving day release. It’s the best recent family drama I’ve seen, resonating with me in the way that Mike Mills’ work often does (it’s weary of the sugarcoating of nostalgia just as much as 20th Century Women is). The brilliance of Darius Khondji allows this picture to be drenched in a melancholic memory of 1980, with the different camera techniques enhancing an already killer coming of age story. It’s…

  • Knock at the Cabin

    Knock at the Cabin


    I have now seen four Shyamalan films in theaters (I was THE target audience when The Last Airbender came out, one of my first major cinematic disappointments), and while I am firmly in the pro-Old camp, this is by far my favorite of the bunch. The Visit was undoubtedly a more fun theater experience, as it manages to be his most (intentionally) funny and scary film, but Knock at the Cabin induced emotions that I honestly didn’t think he was…

Recent reviews

  • Big Eyes

    Big Eyes


    Those stunning shots of 1960s San Francesco are certainly a weakness of mine. Part of me feels that Burton wasn’t the correct choice to tell this story because of how dark and twisted the melodramatic aspects get, the whimsical gothic energy that he brings to the table is channeled through drop dead gorgeous set designs and blocking within each scene. His career ranges from big swings that match his wacky sensibilities (Mars Attacks, Planet of the Apes) or real passion…

  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games


    More difficult to concentrate on now then in 2012, a simpler time for me because so much younger. This seemed to have more of an influence on the culture than initially thought, yeah the target audience were teens but I see Snowpiercer and Squid Game written all over this, even a bit of Black Mirror too (though Tarantino would tell me to watch Battle Royale instead). The really intense scenes- Katniss volunteering, the beehive, and every combat sequence were etched in…

Popular reviews

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight


    Unbelievably disappointing. Like many, I had the highest of hopes, as its glorious trailer made it out to be The Lord of the Rings meets Guillermo Del Toro, but I couldn’t have been more painfully wrong if I had tried. I don’t know much about the story it’s adapted from so I can’t comment on how accurate this version is historically or what they changed, all I’m looking at is how it works as a narrative film. Let’s get the only positive…

  • Spencer



    A film I was so desperate to immerse myself in but couldn’t due to elements that should’ve worked in its favor. Spencer’s magical realism was supposed to be a portal into Princess Diana’s psyche, instead it applies fog to the central plot and makes it a story of her losing her marbles (in a way, quite literally) when the strongest parts of the film were her playing with her young sons at the time, Prince William and Prince Harry. Similar to…