Tim Daugherty

Tim Daugherty

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Nervous about what my first film will be back in the theaters. That's a lot of pressure on whatever movie it is.

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  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    ★★★★★

    I don’t imagine there will be a 20 Year Anniversary Box Set of Adaptation coming out in 2022, but it would be funny if there was. It's the type of crass commercial endeavor I suspect Charlie Kaufman would scoff at - especially if it included a “Director’s Cut” with voice-over commentary.

    One thing occurred to me during Cage-Kaufman’s parade of self-depreciating humor, emotional breakdowns, mockery of pop culture, paradoxical events, deep rooted insecurities, and good old fashioned narcissism is how…

  • Annabelle Comes Home

    Annabelle Comes Home

    ★★★

    Back in 1972 famous Architect Michael Brady took his family on vacation to lovely Hawaii. Unfortunately two of his precocious sons heisted an ancient Tiki Doll from a job site cursing the entire family with bad luck and mayhem. You’d think people would learn to stop playing with freaky dolls.

    Anyway, Annabel Comes Home feels like a light-weight anthology TV show. And even then it’s closer to the Brady family shenanigans than an American Horror Story episode. It’s funny to…

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  • Relic

    Relic

    ★★★★½

    One of my favorite aspects of Kubrick's Shining was that his portrayal of Jack Torrance was always grounded in the idea he could just be an alcoholic abusive father. Whether the Overlook Hotel is haunted or not is secondary to the real monster within. Dads can be scary. The Babadook gave Mom an equal opportunity to be wacko before passing the baton to Hereditary. Recently The Lodge works in similar themes. Maybe there's something supernatural going on, or maybe not....sometimes…

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★★

    There’s a brief scene in Last Crusade that established the moral ambiguity of a character back in 1989, but boy does it have added punch in 2021.

    Indy and his father have gone to a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia to recover the grail journal. Elsa is there representing Arian nation in stunning fashion. The illiterate rednecks are burning books in celebration. Elsa cries. The purpose of this scene was to add nuance to Elsa’s character as a…