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  • Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles

    ★★★

    3 stars (and that’s after trying to block the disgusting and uncomfortable rape scene out of my mind.)

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★½

    Trading the quick bursts of emotion that kept the first John Wick film somewhat grounded in exchange for some wild new worldbuilding and mesmerizing set pieces. 

    I'm not even mad. I respect these movies the same way I do Transporter or James Bond - they know what kind of movies they are and they do it really well. Are some elements of the John Wick cinematic world somewhat non-sensical if you stop to think about them? Sure. But the last…

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    Michael Myers is back.


    The Halloween franchise has had its incredible ups and it’s severe downs. This is definitely an up.


    Halloween will satisfy hardcore fans with its callbacks and rich connections to the original, but certainly stands on its own as a potent horror experience in its own right. It’s expertly crafted, exceptionally brutal, and sharply written. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s script was spot-on, and, with Green’s direction, took this film exactly where it needed to go.…

  • Day of the Dead

    Day of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    George A. Romero's Day of the Dead was largely misunderstood when it was first released in 1985, and that's a real shame. In my opinion, this is Romero's masterpiece. Day is his tour de force.

    Everything about this film is wonderful. Our main protagonist, Sarah (Lori Cardille), is a strong and intelligent character on par with the Alien franchise's Ripley. The supporting cast around her all turn in excellent performances as well, but the most notable one is definitely Joseph…