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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    See, this was never going to fully work for me from the beginning, so giving it three stars is saying quite a bit. This is just my own personal philosophy, but when someone with power over you says, "Kill this person or this other person will die"... there's just no point in feeling any responsibility whatsoever. The whole premise this powerful person has set up is based on the belief that they will honor their deal -- yet this powerful…

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★½

    Capitalism: you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

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  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Beasts of the Southern Wild

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Hey girl. Sorry you're too young and too small to do anything about global warming, your poverty, your father's horrendous parenting style, your missing mom, your terrible schooling, your community's penchant for alcoholism and general unwindulaxing, and being inculcated with values that emphasize the masculine ("beast it") to the detriment of the feminine ("don't be a pussy"). Oh yeah, and your father dying.

    But hey! You stood up to some imaginary monster pigs, so good for you.

  • Me and Orson Welles

    Me and Orson Welles

    BOYHOOD took twelve years to make, but this took twelve years to watch.