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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★½

    There is a sinister characteristic that runs throughout Ari Aster’s work. The director of 2018’s landmark horrorshow Hereditary seems to embrace all things taboo and macabre. His latest creation, Midsommar, is no different.

    Mostly set in the Swedish countryside, the film follows a couple, Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) as they try and process Dani’s recent family trauma by attending a pagan summer solstice festival. Strange occurrences start to make the two suspicious of the festival group, and…

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★½

    The second part of a cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s famed horror novel, IT: Chapter Two takes place 27 years after the events from IT (2017), helmed again by director Andy Muschietti and screenwriter Gary Dauberman who collaborated on the first film. Set in the fictional town of Derry, we see the return of our characters from part one – this time as adults in their late 30’s – who formed a bond of friendship after discovering they each had…

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

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

    Move over Lars von Trier, there is a new provocateur in town.

    Darren Aronofsky's latest film Mother makes a return to the psychological horror the director made a name of himself for with Black Swan, Pi, and most notably Requiem for a Dream.  Never one for subtlety, Aronofsky enters full-bore, envelope-pushing mode here and, in turn, creates one of the most ambitious and boldest films to be produced by a major studio this decade.

    Playing the role of Mother and Him respectively, Jennifer Lawrence and Javier…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Film recipe: eyes wide shut + Possession + black swan.