• Guava Island

    Guava Island

    A simple story told very effectively and punctuated by Glover's fantastic music and dance choreography

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    I wont be visiting

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    I respect the hell out of the level of craft and care that went into this film's production. Visually, this film is stunning with some shots almost looking like richly detailed paintings. However, despite the acting talent of Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson I just couldn't get invested in the story or characters. I found the film's narrative and discourse rather predictable and unoriginal which feels strange to say given how bizarre (in a good way) some scenes were. I expected The Lighthouse to surprise me... it did not.

  • Hellboy

    Hellboy

    This film's existence upsets me as a fan of David Harbour, Mike Mignola's original work and Guillermo del Toro's film adaptations. The producers couldn't have possibly half-assed this more, one of the biggest disappointments of 2019 for me. And not only was I disappointed, but I was embarassed to call myself a fan of the Hellboy brand. I would be a much happier person if this didn't exist.

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Cathy Yan not only delivers on the stylistic promise of Suicide Squad's trailers, but also provides her own unique take on the anti-hero/villain comic book movie. Yan's direction and editing of the film perfectly fits Harley Quinn's narrative voice and head-space, which makes for a more personal and engaging story. However, while the non linear narrative may seem unique and fittingly 'quirky' for the film, it ultimately hinders the films pacing as character introductions and origin stories are comparable to…