• Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

    Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

    ★★★★

    This and Witches Ghost. That is all. 

    🧟🌶🐈‍⬛

  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★★½

    Riding off the high of Skyfall, this one doesn't live up to its predecessor, but still attempts to give us some similar thrills, with much less character development or plot. Christoph Waltz is terrifying as a villain but he's never given any material to make him as evil as he can be. This one very clearly feels like its moving beat to beat. That being said, it's still a good time with an average opening Bond song. Once again, it can't top Skyfall. Here's hoping for No Time to Die.

    🔫💀🐙

  • Philomena

    Philomena

    ★★★★

    A perfectly simple and heartbreaking story led by two wonderful performances. Judi Dench is just so good all the time. I put this one off for a long time, for some reason, but I didn’t think it would be heartbreaking like this. 

    ⛪️🇮🇪🇺🇸

  • Private Life

    Private Life

    ★★★★

    Kathryn Hahn is remarkable and this perfectly showcases that. This is wonderfully human and beautifully made. Really well done. 

    🤰💉📚

  • Old

    Old

    ★★

    This is really just not good. The concept and location are probably the biggest highlights. I love most of the cast but could barely stomach their performances. The script is downright painful. The cinematography, while capturing a perfectly picturesque beach, is so misguided and completely all over the place. The camera moves so flippantly that I feel irrationally mad that I can’t see anything. This would work so much better as a book I feel. Nothing was really working.

    🏖🪨💀

  • Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey

    ★★★★

    I just finished this series and it bring me so much joy in my life. It’s the perfect pastime and something I can definitely see myself going back to. The movie, albeit, unnecessary, is all in the same vein as the show. It’s a good time with some fun bits for the whole wonderful ensemble cast. I love everyone in here. Maggie Smith is always the best part. I just want more Downton!!!

    ☕️🇬🇧🏰

  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers

    ★★★★

    I really like when a single actor playing twins is done well and this is a prime example. Jeremy Irons is quite remarkable. To be honest, this can be dense but I was interested throughout. It has Cronenberg’s classic style but with great restraint. 

    👬🏻🤰🩺

  • Bride of Re-Animator

    Bride of Re-Animator

    ★★★½

    It got campier and gorier than the first, which naturally ups the ridiculousness. Some things aren’t exactly explained between the two and we’re thrust into a war scene at the beginning, but it’s a fun time. The … bat... head is really something and I don’t know whether to laugh or cringe, but that’s kind of the tone of the whole thing. 

    👰🏼‍♀️🧟‍♂️💉

  • Re-Animator

    Re-Animator

    ★★★★

    Campy zombie comedy horror. A classic right? The practical effects are really nice. I’m specifically a fan of the glowing re-animator juice and all of the detached head work. The opening credits are so beautiful too!! It’s short and snappy and gives exactly what is promised. Do I just go straight into the sequel?

    🧟‍♂️🏥💉

  • Amanda Knox

    Amanda Knox

    ★★★½

    A well made documentary that covers most of the important information. The testimonials were nice to hear and see accompanied with the story. Sometimes we relied too much on Amanda’s existentialism for my liking, but it was affecting nonetheless. 

    🇮🇹⚖️🔪

  • Fear Street: 1666

    Fear Street: 1666

    ★★★½

    This was the one I was excited for, and it’s a great conclusion to a pretty decent horror franchise. The construction of the lore and world building is really great. Each one on the trilogy stands alone but works together amazingly. The accents in the 1666 section were a little choppy but I really appreciate the commitment. I would totally recommend this. A Netflix surprise. 

    🧙🏻‍♀️📖😵

  • A History of Violence

    A History of Violence

    ★★★½

    A wonderful performance from Viggo Mortenson at the lead facing off against some baddies, like Ed Harris and William Hurt. It’s older Cronenberg and a depart from style but still thrilling. It seemed to lag but the action sequences were really nice. 

    🔫☕️🚙