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  • The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

    The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

    ★★★★

    An isolated island in the English Channel is the scene of a World War II mystery and a mini-”Downton Abbey” reunion in the charming yet long-titled “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” A correspondence between pig farmer Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman) and noted author Juliet Ashton (Lily James) lead the London writer to Guernsey Island. Juliet is writing a story for the London TImes on reading in the middle of a book tour her publisher Sidney Stark (Matthew…

  • Bug

    Bug

    ★★

    Not all plays are meant to be turned into movies, and boy did all the messy, repetitive dialogue really bug me.

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

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

    The thing with horror movies is that in a sick, gruesome way, they are a form of escapism. What happens in them can’t possibly happen in real life. The plot, the mayhem and the monsters are scary enough to provoke emotion while still feeling distant from what’s unfolding on the screen. “Hereditary” is not one of those movies; you will need something else to escape from this.
    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff and Milly Shapiro make up the Grahams,…

  • 300: Rise of an Empire

    300: Rise of an Empire

    ★½

    I hated "300" and I never planned to watch the sequel. However, it was part of a double feature at the local drive-in, so I stuck around for it. That said, it was an improvement over "300" as far there being toned-down racism and sacrilegious imagery being pushed to fluff up the Greeks.

    If it were for Artemesia's attitude and wardrobe, I would have given it only 1/2 star because overall, it's quite a lazy sequel.