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  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★

    I have heard that this film was extremely polarizing upon release. It has been described by some as masterful and terrifying while others would call it unsatisfying and misleading. After finally seeing it, I can understand both views, but before I expand on that (no-spoilers), there are aspects that I believe all can agree. The performances are fantastic; especially from Joel Edgerton and Kelvin Harrison Jr. The film is immaculately directed, with long takes aplenty. It effectively establishes a terrifying…

  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★★★

    What begins as a couple's romantic weekend getaway turns into a nightmare for the character of Jessie, played by Carla Gugino, who gives a fantastic performance. The story is a combination of a claustrophobic survival and a psychological character study about someone overcoming one's past trauma. Trapped in a horrible situation, our protagonist is forced to re-examine her life and all of the secrets, lies, and pain she has experienced. The film traverses some extremely disturbing subject matter, but it…

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  • Kingdom of Heaven

    Kingdom of Heaven

    ★★★½

    Despite a stoic and dry protagonist and long run time, this crusade film remains an entertaining ride.

  • The Hitman's Bodyguard

    The Hitman's Bodyguard

    ★★★½

    When I think of landmark action films of recent years, John Wick, The Raid, and Mad Max Fury Road come to mind. The Hitman's Bodyguard certainly won't be regarded as highly as those. The plot is predictable, and there are several unrealistic moments. However, I cannot deny that I found this to be one of the most hilarious movies of 2017. Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds are comedic dynamite together. Their characters are basically Deadpool and Jules Winnfield, and,…