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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    HEREDITARY is a film about a family that is falling apart. It’s a film that focuses on the awful ways that grief and resentment can swallow a family whole and leave it rotting on the inside. It’s a quiet film, eschewing jump scares and gore for an atmosphere of dread, uncertainly, and unflinching realism.

    Read the rest of my review at The Film Legacy:
    thefilmlegacy.com/2018/07/22/hereditary/

  • Bao

    Bao

    ★★★★★

    BAO is a Pixar animated short film. It tells the story of a lonely mother who is going through empty nest syndrome. But at dinner one night, one of her dumplings sprouts limbs and a face… and it comes to life. The dumpling acts like a baby, and the woman is quick to take care of it. The short shows the dumpling growing older, and the inevitable heartbreak that comes with children finally outgrowing their home.

    Read the rest of my review at The Film Legacy:
    thefilmlegacy.com/2018/07/15/bao/

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  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★★★★

    THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is a musical that tells the story of how the ambitious P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) created the Barnum & Bailey Circus. As Barnum works against all odds to get his circus off the ground, he teams up with Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron) to help his show appeal to the upper class. The film certainly takes some creative liberties with the actual story, but I didn’t have any problems with that. It’s a musical – creative liberties are expected.…

  • Jigsaw

    Jigsaw

    ★★★★

    One of the freshest aspects of the SAW franchise is that the films were an annual tradition. The films were intricately connected, feeling more like a serialized television show than a film franchise. But it was also that connection that eventually led to the downfall of the franchise – mired in its own continuity and bloodlust. It took seven years for a new sequel to be created. For a series that had most of its loose ends wrapped up so…