Allison M.
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  • Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    ★★★

    Michael B. Jordan + Michael Shannon + Ramin Bahrani should equal a winning TV movie. Unfortunately, it's really weird. The delivery of the lines is weird. It's futuristic with all the digital screens, but it just falls really flat. It's not terrible and it's watchable. We need a message like Fahrenheit 451 in these times, but this is not going to take off like some execs at HBO hoped it would.

  • Mary Shelley

    Mary Shelley

    ★★★½

    There are a lot of things this movie captures with a stunning performance from Elle Fanning. Mary went through a lot of tough things: loss, betrayal, grief, hurt, and brief moments of fleeting joys. Enjoying Haifaa al-Mansour's film Wadjdia, I definitely wanted to check this out.

    Slight parallels can be found with people scoffing at Mary Shelley's ability as a woman and al-Mansour's struggles making her first film in Saudi Arabia, facing extreme limitations because of the attitudes and laws…

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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    Words can't really describe how horrific this movie made me feel. You'd have to look at my face while watching it: mouth agape and eyes wide open in terror. What was going to happen next? Definitely had me on the edge of my seat, metaphorically of course.

    It was like a modern-day Sophie's Choice on acid, while also evoking the director's previous films: Dogtooth and The Lobster. Totally messed up, awkward, while having top talent involved. You'll be asking: "How…

  • Revenge

    Revenge

    ★★½

    I was pretty disappointed by this film. From the opening scene, we are introduced to this pretty, fun, flirty girl. She is mechanical, kind of dumb, and seems to be the ultimate male fantasy.

    After a series of events, we are inundated with gushing blood and squeamishly disgusting scenes where guts are hanging out. Even though the film was written and directed by a woman (Coralie Fargeat), it seems like our lead (Matilda Lutz) is offered on the sacrificial altar…