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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    Family night, we all agreed on Parasite.

    Third go round, noticing more and more fascinating and meaningful choices made from not only a cinematography standpoint but also from its set design— more than initially meets the eye. Bumped it up half a star due to that reason specifically.

    Still love that gym floor scene so much, too.

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★½

    Still way, way, wayyyy better than The Dark Knight, no matter how great Ledger was.

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    Horror filmmakers, take notes. Ari Aster currently owns you all.

    If you loved Hereditary, you’ll have a hell of a good time witnessing this on screen. If you weren’t on the Hereditary train, I can’t say this will change your mind. It’s now clear that Aster has a very specific style of his own. 

    These aren’t jump scare Conjuring universe films. These are Ari Aster films. Which means they’re slower in pace but rely heavily on the dread and the…

  • The Shallows

    The Shallows

    ★★★★

    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Even though I was interested prior to my viewing; I was still surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Tense, gruesome, and emotionally draining. Give it a go.


    EDIT: I saw the film again at the 10pm premiere at a theatre close to my home. It help up well for a second viewing, and one so soon at that, but I want to elaborate a tad on why that fifth star is missing. 


    The little bit of…