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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★½

    I think I like this more than my rating, but I need another go at it. 

    The score is undoubtedly my favorite aspect, seeing as it both acts as a main vehicle for tension, and almost transcends the film entirely to be an album that should exist whether the film does or not.

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    Good Time is my favorite film of the year so far, and it's mostly due to the opening and closing scenes with Nick, Benny Safdie. One day removed, and I'm tearing up think about that character. In a movie filled with terrible decisions and despicable people, there are moments of pure sensitivity and empathy that tear me to shreds. Best end credit scene in years.

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  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★★

    Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room is a masterpiece of time, space, and that all too agonizing dreadfulness that he was reaching for with Blue Ruin, but absolutely nails in this heavy and deliberately painful film.

    Green Room is similar in nature to Blue Ruin. We have four punk rock bandmates who are of the kind that you probably know, but most of all they are human, and by that I mean that they are not purely pretentious dirt bags that don't…

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    David Robert Mitchell's second feature digs into that feeling that most of us experience in our younger years, and that may follow us through adulthood.

    Mitchell taps into something that is chilling, painful, and personal. I've been haunted by this feeling myself, and I am still. Whether it be through sexual intercourse or just a serious relationship, we can be effected by the connections we make, especially when we are in our late teens. Things feel different, weird. We make…