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Stephen has written 8 reviews for films released in 2018.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★½

    Oh man what a phenomenal film. So many great lines. My personal favourite:

    Some wounds do not close; I have many such.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    Visually stunning. Deeply disturbing. At first I believed the 6-act framework Guadagnino explored would be tiresome, but instead it made the denouement all the more delicious.

    The entire film echoes plenty of parallels. Without revealing too much — there lives a deep division, chaos, and paranoia in Berlin. Berliners are forced to waltz their own odd rituals between East and West in 1977. Threats are in the air. A German dance company is forced to deal with their own set…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    A genuine treat to behold. If you’re a fan of the Halloween anthology, you will not be disappointed in the least.

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★½

    It’s fucking amazing. Nicholas Cage delivers. Does not disappoint. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. ‬

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    An excellent portrayal of middle school in America, an even better introspective into what’s it like growing up embroiled in the Information Age.

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★½

    Well worth the wait.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★½

    I had a lot of fun watching this film. Spielberg doesn't disappoint at all. While he follows his normal formulaic path in filmmaking in Ready Player One, he proceeds to give the gamer-generation a tale of bravery that can exist simultaneously in The Oasis and IRL.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    A powerful and unrelenting barrage of catastrophe and imminent dread. Utterly horrifying. Easily the best horror film of the year.