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  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are


    Hey, if you absolutely must make a live-action adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, letting Spike Jonze assemble an esoteric meditation on the emotional instability of a lonely eight-year-old boy is likely one of the better way to go about it. The end result, however, ends up being more interesting than good.

  • Annihilation



    It'll be labeled sci-fi/horror, but I firmly believe Annihilation is a fantasy film. (Hey, it features a party of reluctant warriors who travel through an exotic, otherworldly land, fighting monsters on the way to a mysterious tower. What does that sound like to you?!) It does get scary, though. There's some serious nightmare fuel here. I just wish the characters felt like more than mere sketches.

    Still, the startling imagery makes it worth catching on the big screen. Too bad…

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  • It Follows

    It Follows


    An effective and minimalist horror flick with a great concept and an even greater synth-driven score. (And the latter isn't the only thing that will make you think of John Carpenter here.) Maika Monroe plays Jay, a bored suburban teen who has sex with her newest fling in a parked car and ends up relentlessly stalked by a methodical supernatural entity as a result. Sure, the film is a metaphor for STDs and the dangers of intimacy, but writer/director David…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi


    There was some thought pre-release that, this being the middle section of a new trilogy, writer/director Rian Johnson would be putting a spin on saga high-point The Empire Strikes Back. Which starts out kind of true until you realize that Johnson is putting a spin on Empire AND Return of the Jedi AND still finding time to create something truly new and daring for the Star Wars universe. This is not a bridge film to Episode IX. It’s a nearly…