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  • Return of the Fly

    Return of the Fly

    ★½

    Decent, if not particularly exciting movie in which the son of the original Fly seeks to complete his fathers work. It uses a lot of the sets from the original Fly, but the creature looks goofier this time around. The head looks gigantic!

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★

    Very powerful, yet subdued, look at pivotal moments in the life of Chiron. We see how he has to deal with his drug addicted mother and bullies, all while trying to establish his own identity. This is compared to Boyhood quite often, but this one is more focused on a narrative of events that lead up to the climax.

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★

    I was a little apprehensive about this one. I really liked the first Guardians movie, but I was worried that the sequel would just be a retread and that all the characters would become self parodies. Thankfully, I was wrong.

    The plot goes in a different direction, with Starlord meeting his father, and finding out about a hidden agenda. Thematically, the film deals with familial relationships. In particular, it deals with father-son relationships. The movie gets surprisingly touching on this…

  • The Bad Seed

    The Bad Seed

    ★★★

    This was a good film that could have been a great film. The story is about a mother who suspects that her 8 year old daughter may have murdered one of her classmates out of jealousy.

    The big flaw with this movie is that it is very uncinematic. It very much feels like you are watching a stage play for most of its run time. Speaking of its run time, it goes on for way too long. This is because…