Hank Meldrum

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  • Eraserhead
  • Donnie Darko
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Hereditary

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  • Don't Worry Darling

  • The Devil Wears Prada

  • Knightriders

  • Black Mirror: The National Anthem

    ★★★★★

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★½

    Madison (Annabelle Wallis in a career-defining performance) has had a life full of loss and tragedy, most recently three miscarriages and the murder of her husband, and punctuated by the reemergence of Gabriel, a mysterious figure who was once Madison's imaginary friend who she nicknamed "The Devil."

    Even early in the film, Gabriel is a unique horror antagonist, with his goofy bug-eyed face, his Cousin-It style hair, and his unnerving double-jointed acrobatics. I was trying to get into the character…

  • The Night House

    The Night House

    ★★★½

    Rebecca Hall (Beth) makes a pretty standard supernatural thriller memorable -- but it's not like the story has nothing to offer. The Night House does well to hold back on the outright scares, and even in the most frightening moments never loses its sense of thrill and mystery.

    The story of a secretive husband who kills himself under unusual circumstances, and the wife who is haunted (perhaps literally, perhaps metaphorically) in his absence could go any number of directions, and…

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  • The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

    The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

    ★★★

    Two teens, Mark and Margaret, find themselves stuck in a time loop, and then find themselves falling in love. The two are teen drama stock characters, but they, especially Kathryn Newton, are capable enough to carry the film. They occupy their time by engaging in "perfect moments," or all the little everyday moments of serendipity that would usually go unnoticed, but that they have discovered through repeat viewings. Eventually, they begin to "collect" these moments by mapping them onto a…

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★★½

    A Quiet Place Part II begins with a prologue even more harrowing than that of the first film, here flashing back to the first day of the apocalypse. The origin of the deadly monsters answers some questions and raises others, but the focus stays, as it should, on the fierce protectiveness that the Abbott family has for each other. This may be the best sequence of the film, almost overshadowing what follows. Fortunately, this sequel expands the scope of the…

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  • Life in a Year

    Life in a Year

    This movie should have been over when Jaden Smith thought googling "Isabelle turquoise hair" would work.

    Alas, Isabelle's (Cara Delevingne) hair does not stay turquoise, in fact, it shows up in shades of blue, pink, purple, and orange. This should have tipped Jaden off to what kind of movie he was in. She even coughs on their first date, a sure sign of Corona, I mean Cancer.

    These two have so little chemistry that it turned my stomach. She insists…

  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★★★

    Despite what I somehow thought while watching, Beth Harmon is not a historical figure, and the book that the limited series is based on was complete fiction. There was a famous female chess player, Vera Menchik, but she had little in common with Beth besides chess, and she made history in the 1920s, not the 1960s. While this may lose the interest of some historical drama fans, it does not take away the fact that this is an absolutely stunning…