“Midsommar” is uncomfortable, horrific, bizarre… and near perfection

“Midsommar” was written and directed by Ari Aster and stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter and Vilhelm Blomgren. The film is about a group of friends who travel to Sweden to visit a small town’s mid-summer festival which at first seems gorgeous, but quickly turns into nightmare fuel. Aster set the … More “Midsommar” is uncomfortable, horrific, bizarre… and near perfection

“Bad Times at the El Royale” Can’t Land the Finish

“Bad Times at the El Royale” was written and directed by Drew Goddard and stars Cynthia Erivo, Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth and Lewis Pullman. The film is about a group of strangers who meet at the El Royale hotel, where various people have secrets that get every person in the hotel … More “Bad Times at the El Royale” Can’t Land the Finish

“Slender Man” is a Horrendous Waste of Source Material

“Slender Man” was directed by Sylvain White and stars Julia Goldani Telles, Joey King, Jaz Sinclair and Annalise Basso. The film is based on the famous creepypasta forum post by Eric Knudsen, which was eventually made into a widely popular video game in 2012. The movie is about a small town with four girls who … More “Slender Man” is a Horrendous Waste of Source Material

“Murder on the Orient Express” is a Well-Performed Dud

“Murder on the Orient Express” is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Branagh, as well as Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, and Penélope Cruz. The film is based on the novel by Agatha Christie, as well as the 1974 film of the same name and is about a train ride that turns … More “Murder on the Orient Express” is a Well-Performed Dud

“Happy Death Day” Is a Fun Ride Until a Shaky Ending

“Happy Death Day” is directed by Christopher Landon and stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, and Charles Aitken.  The film is about a girl who is forced to relive her birthday over and over again until she figures out who her murderer is, and how to stop herself from getting killed by the end … More “Happy Death Day” Is a Fun Ride Until a Shaky Ending

“Annabelle: Creation” is Surprisingly Scary

“Annabelle: Creation” is directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, and Anthony LaPaglia.  The film is the prequel to 2014’s “Annabelle” and is about a group of orphans who move into a family’s home, and while everything seems great on the surface, troubles begin to surface after one of the girls … More “Annabelle: Creation” is Surprisingly Scary

“Atomic Blonde”: An Overstuffed Plot Ruins the Fun

“Atomic Blonde” is directed by David Leitch and stars Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, and John Goodman.  The film is based on a graphic novel series by Antony Johnson and is about an MI6 agent who must go into Berlin towards the end of the Cold War in order to find a certain list … More “Atomic Blonde”: An Overstuffed Plot Ruins the Fun