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  • It

    It

    ★★★½

    Like most "good" horror movies of today's time, evil is typically personified into something supernatural, like a ghost, or a sexually-contracted disease if you've seen the film, It Follows. In Its case, evil is epitomized by a demonic clown. However, the real evil is not in any of these supernatural entities. It is rooted within something more mundane and quotidian that effects each and every person on this planet. Putting Its stunningly, bleak cinematography aside, the real feat that It…

  • A Serious Man

    A Serious Man

    ★★★★

    At the beginning of the film, we meet Vebel, who was helped by a man on his way home. He invites this man over and his wife tells him that the man he speaks of died a while back. Vebel and his wife are confronted by the man moments later and she proposes that the man is a demon and eventually stabs him. The man laughs when he's questioned by Vebel's wife and when she stabs him, but before he…

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    In Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins uses everything other than our main character to tell his story. Chiron, our main protagonist, is brilliantly played by three different actors (Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders and Alex R. Hibbert) to physically show his development from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. However, even though we physically see Chiron age, it’s the film’s vibrant color palette that tells us all we really need to know about who Chiron is, even though he really doesn’t seem to…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    In Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins uses everything other than our main character to tell his story. Chiron, our main protagonist, is brilliantly played by three different actors (Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders and Alex R. Hibbert) to physically show his development from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. However, even though we physically see Chiron age, it’s the film’s vibrant color palette that tells us all we really need to know about who Chiron is, even though he really doesn’t seem to…