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  • Ordinary People

    Ordinary People

    One of the greatest movies that explores grief and the ways that it affects a family. The acting was phenomenal and powerful, each actor playing their character stunningly well. All the characters were distinct and as the film went on and the complex layers of each were revealed the story became even more emotionally gripping and enticing. This handles the subject of suicide, guilt, and love with incredible care and poignancy. The ways in which the family members are affected…

  • Martyrs

    Martyrs

    This movie perfectly embodies tragedy, horror, and misery in a manner that I found thoughtful and emotionally moving. Some would consider this to just be pure exploitation, yet in its scenes of misery and explicit horror there is an underlying meaning to it all. The relationship with Lucie and Anna and the way that it manifests, particularly in the second half of the film was poignant and beautiful. Almost a glimmer of hope in an otherwise bleak, dark, and nihilistic…

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  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    A remarkably written and beautifully presented film. This dark and intriguing fairy tale is one that really leaves an imprint on the viewer since it is at times wondrous, other times emotionally heart-wrenching, along with graphic, creepy, and very pretty to look at. Interesting characters and creatures set in a time period that is in and of itself very fascinating and intense. The balance of the historical context along with the fantasy elements was nuanced and done well, and along with the art/costume design and cinematography makes for a fantastic watch of great worth.

  • Coco

    Coco

    One of the most phenomenal animated features that have come out in the past few years. The animation was wonderfully done and there was a great deal of care taken to details and colors, which ultimately gave it an incredibly vibrant aesthetic that was a true delight on the eyes.

    This film dealt with many themes with an incredible amount of grace and nuance that both children and adults alike could appreciate. The love of music, the importance of family,…