Review: THE NIGHT HOUSE Brings Atmospheric Ghost Story

The Night House is a psychological horror film on the surface, but underneath lies a chilling love story. Its examination of the grief process, which is heightened by a tremendous lead performance, is done to near perfection. Ghost stories still have a place in the horror genre, and The Night House is a great example of… Continue reading Review: THE NIGHT HOUSE Brings Atmospheric Ghost Story

Review: LUCY IN THE SKY Has Its Head Too Far In The Clouds

Natalie Portman in the film LUCY IN THE SKY. Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved.

Lucy in the Sky, the directorial debut of Noah Hawley (the creator of FX’s Legion and Fargo) is a star-studded and ambitious new spacefaring drama. However, despite the sheer abundance of potential this film had, this ends up being one of the year’s biggest disasters due to the fact that Hawley simply doesn’t seem to… Continue reading Review: LUCY IN THE SKY Has Its Head Too Far In The Clouds

Review: READY OR NOT Is A Pleasant Horror Comedy That Proves In Laws Are The Worst

Samara Weaving as Grace in Ready or Not

A film that is able to smoothly transition from its comedic dialogue to horrific situations deserves everyone’s attention, and Ready or Not is that film. The late summer hit that no one saw coming or shrugged off because of the trailer’s kind of showing too much. In recent memory, Blumhouse’s Groundhog Day slasher film Happy… Continue reading Review: READY OR NOT Is A Pleasant Horror Comedy That Proves In Laws Are The Worst

Review: READY OR NOT Is Uneven But Playful

(L to R) Kristian Bruun, Melanie Scrofano, Andie MacDowell, Henry Czerny, Nicky Guadagni, Adam Brody, and Elyse Levesque in the film READY OR NOT. Photo by Eric Zachanowich. © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved.

Now that summer is winding down to an end and the kiddos are going back to school, that means the very short post-summer but pre-fall movie season has begun: late August movies! Most films released during this time are either not of a particularly high quality or are low-to-mid risks for which the studios had… Continue reading Review: READY OR NOT Is Uneven But Playful

Review: TOLKIEN Is Entertaining But Not As Deep As You Would Hope

Nicholas Hoult in the film TOLKIEN. Photo by David Appleby. © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved.

Tolkien is a new biopic about author J.R.R. Tolkien directed by Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski and starring Nicholas Hoult as the eponymous literary icon. The film tells the story of Tolkien’s formative years as he finds inspiration in the form of friends, love, and the war. It played at the 2019 Montclair Film Festival in… Continue reading Review: TOLKIEN Is Entertaining But Not As Deep As You Would Hope

Review: THE FAVOURITE Is An Intelligent Period Satire

Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in the film THE FAVOURITE. Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

The Favourite is the newest film by director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer). It is about a frail Queen Anne during the early 18th century as her favoritism shifts between her friend, Lady Sarah, and a new servant, Abigail. It debuted at the 2018 Venice Film Festival and has been… Continue reading Review: THE FAVOURITE Is An Intelligent Period Satire