★★★½ Very Good
If you love groaning theme park rides, an abundance of Noémie Merlant titties and oily sex scenes, Jumbo is the film for you! In a coming of age story that follows Merlant’s sexual awakening with a sexy swinging claw, director Zoé Wittock hits on an interesting metaphor akin to the struggles of parental acceptance in the LGBT+ community that shows the pain from both sides.
The newest film to come from the brilliant Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher is as bleak and fantastic as I was expecting. Telling the tragic and fascinating true story of the time wrestling brothers, Dave and Mark Schultz, and John Du Pont spent together, this haunting film is slow building and extremely tense all throughout. Top notch performances all around; I feel that Steve Carrell has a big chance at winning an Oscar for this. Foxcatcher is sure to linger in your mind long after viewing.
Creepy and disturbing piece that pays homage to the classic '80s horror genre, while bringing in some fresh twists. Feeds on the concept of one of my favorite quotes (from Alfred Hitchcock), “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” Truly beautiful film in terms of the cinematography, sound design, and direction from David Robert Mitchell. Will keep you looking over your shoulder after viewing...