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  • The Editor

    The Editor

    ★★★★

    a feverish, filthy romp through a beloved subgenre that stalwartly refuses to take itself seriously while it jams itself full to the brim with absurd gags and tasteless exploitation.

  • The Night Of

    The Night Of

    ★★★★

    It may not break wild new ground, but it's incredibly well written and acted; like if David Fincher directed The Wire.

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  • The Babadook

    The Babadook

    ★★★★½

    an early entry in the new golden age of horror that's struck over the mid-to-late 2010s. it knows precisely how to scare us in a way that means something. and, for those who say the young boy is annoying: he's supposed to be.

  • Secret Sunshine

    Secret Sunshine

    ★★★★★

    a heartbreaking exploration of finding hope when it's none of the places you look. as her faith begins to waver, the real punch to Shin-ae's gut is not, as she first suspects, that God exists and he is cruel; it's that if he does exist, he couldn't care less about her, reaching out to her only to taunt her.