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  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Apr, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Spider-Man's fighting strategy is based upon a scene from The Empire Strikes Back... Yeah, I enjoyed it!

  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2016

    Jeff Nichols Presents "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

    Midnight Special is a film that succeeds as a father-son story first and foremost, as well as a mystery chase film. This Spielbergian slow-burn is one that knows when to "pump the breaks" and when to put the "pedal to the metal" - leaving time for the audience and characters to breathe, and then throwing them right back into the action. Also, the transition into the third act is fucking flawless…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Dec, 2014

    "I'm here for a reason."

    Right from the opening scene, Damien Chazelle's directorial debut, "Whiplash" succeeds as a spellbinding, thrilling and expertly crafted film of conflict and ambition.

  • The Witch

    The Witch 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2016

    Despite not being as "terrifying" as I wanted it to be at the time, Robert Eggers's The Witch still succeeds as getting under the audiences skin, relying on atmosphere and a gradual build of anxious tension to frighten the audience.

    At the film's core, it's not a horror film; it's the story of a family, and the study of how blame is shifted when paranoia takes hold.

    While the film is dry at times, and there are a few issues…