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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    The Lighthouse taught me that it is indeed bad luck to kill a seagull. 

    Between the black-and-white aesthetic and notion of absurdity and purgatory, this film almost plays like a feature-length episode of The Twilight Zone

    The dynamic between Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe’s characters is what drives the film despite some slow-burn pacing. They both give terrific performances with how they react to being stranded with little hope in sight. The single location of a lighthouse on a rock…

  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★½

    You made a person out of another person.

    I am sure many of you have heard of that line if you watched the trailer, but that right there sums up my biggest issue with Gemini Man: the script.

    It wasn't until I watched Chris Stuckmann's review until I figured out why the story was a jumbled mess. It appears there are three writers attached to this project - including Game Of Thrones' creator David Benioff (let's not go there). The…

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  • Little Monsters

    Little Monsters

    ★★★★★

    Attended the NYC premiere tonight of Little Monsters, which included a live Q&A session involving the director - Abe Forsythe - and two of the stars of the film - Alexander England and Lupita Nyong’o (pictured).

    The film is about a group of kindergarten students trapped in a petting zoo souvenir shop during the middle of the zombie apocalypse with their teacher, chaperone, and a famous kids television host. I didn’t know much about the film going into it besides the…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★½

    Now, this is how you develop a villain. Take notes Marvel.

    Joker is not only a bleak and unsettling film but a fascinating character study of one of the more recognizable psychopathic villains in comic book history. 

    Joaquin Phoenix disappears in the role of Arthur Fleck, as he gives an Oscar-worthy performance as the troubled, menacing clown. Not only does Joaquin nail the iconic laugh, but he has some seriously nice dance moves (although a few bizarre music choices). A…