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  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special


    An emotional exploration of parenting wrapped in the skin of a science fiction thriller. I love this so much. It definitely made me nostalgic for the lo-fi sci fi of the 80s (Starman, DARYL, Firestarter, etc). But where it really excels is the emotional journey of the Michael Shannon’s Roy.

    This film is an exploration of faith that goes beyond religion and digs deep into the terror of being a parent to a child who is constantly under threat from…

  • The Dark and the Wicked

    The Dark and the Wicked


    A fun scary watch, but ultimately a shallow story about grief, guilt, and fractured families. 

    This is a slow simmer of dread and despair. Great performance and cinematography. For me, the weakness is in the story, which I think is more concerned with superficial scares and underserved the deeper, horror of familial ties and fractured families.  

    I think this is another situation of what I find scary, how I interpret the film, isn’t what was intended to be scary.…

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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther


    Without a doubt the best Marvel movie to date.

  • Thoroughbreds



    I had to take a few days to process my thoughts and feelings on this one. It blew me away and multiple levels, but I feel like my take on why I like it doesn’t line up with other favorable reviews.

    On the surface this is a slick and stylish black comedy with whipsharp dialogue and jaw dropping performances by everyone involved. But under all this is a fascinating exploration of human connection and desperation. Friendship isn’t the right word…