Zachary Lee

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Chicken Run is a horror film. 
Words @ RogerEbert, Sojourners, Christianity Today, Short Stick, Third Coast Review 

Favorite films

  • Game Night
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Big Night
  • Assassination

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  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★

  • Land of Bad

    ★★★½

  • The Monk and the Gun

    ★★★★★

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★½

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  • Monolith

    Monolith

    ★★★½

    “I don’t need a break. I need a story.”


    Monolith thrives in mining its single location setting for all its existential and horrific worth. Even when the shots rarely deviate from its only on-screen actor Lily Sullivan simply reacting to the stories being told, it’s bone-chilling as Benjamin Speed’s score and Sullivan’s tortured reactions compel your mind to graft horrific and fleshly visuals to the words uttered. Sullivan commands the screen for the entire 94 minutes, playing an unreliable narrator whose…

  • The Iron Claw

    The Iron Claw

    ★★★★

    So grateful I could interview director Sean Durkin about this film. First part of my review / interview with him below: 

    “Faith, family, and football.” That’s how my family friend replied when I asked him to describe the culture of Texas, where he lives. “Depending on the time of the year, the order of importance changes,” he further quipped. Replace “football” with “wrestling,” and the same can be said for the Von Erich family, as depicted in director Sean Durkin’s…

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★

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

    “So many souls.”


    Enough about the popcorn bucket. Baby Shai-Hulud plushie when?

  • Land of Bad

    Land of Bad

    ★★★½

    “All this tech … it takes the human element out of warfare.”


    Someone in the production team really has it out for vegans, fruit loops, and Liam Hemsworth wearing a shirt.

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  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★★½

    “I want to do the imagining …”


    It’s always “u up?” and never “I only exist in the warmth of your gaze.” 

    It may just be the ~emotional and aesthetic~ landscape I’m inhabiting since this is the first thing I’ve watched post the Glen Workshop, but amidst the pink and panache, there’s a meditation on the burden of creating, and how our imaginations are in so many ways limited by the tools we have at our disposal (and how there’s…

  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★

    “You want to control people, you tell them a messiah will come.”


    In Dune: Part Two, power is the slow blade that penetrates the shield of good intentions. Upon the shining and bright sands of Arrakis, Denis Villeneuve crafts one of the most depressing blockbusters to date. It’s a tragic epic that mourns when self-preservation mixes with triumphalism & fanaticism.

    More thoughts to come (look out for a forthcoming piece from Think Christian). For now I’ll say: I knew it'd be…