Does it hold up against the great early '90s romantic comedy that inspired the writer and star?Read More
On paper, a twisted world where parents want to kill their kids. in practice, a twisted world where adults drink margs and catalogue regrets.Read More
Am I going to have to give four stars to a forgotten legal thriller from the 80s?Read More
Dreamlike but also nightmarelike, Annihilation is for the thinker who wants to feel; possibly depressed, but also validated, but also disoriented.Read More
Margot is awful. She approaches people as if to flatter them, with a glint in her eye and a crooked half-smile, but once her prey's defenses are down, she stabs them with a casually cruel remark. She judges and berates her son, her sister, her sister’s fiancé, her boyfriend, her ex-husband, and the neighbors. She shares information others have told her in confidence. She gives unsolicited advice. She writes the private, personal history of those close to her into her short stories, and then acts like she hasn’t, or that it’s not a big deal.
And yet as played by Nicole Kidman . . .Read More
Thinner is mediocre, but it would be almost impossible to do better with the material as is. They could have cut the gypsies, though.Read More
I rematch a few films from the Friday the 13th series every year. For whatever reason I neglect to catch up with Part V: A New Beginning, probably because it's the one without Jason (spoiler alert!) Watching it again today after many years, it's a real discovery.Read More
A begrudging multi-night viewing brings out an awareness of the female gaze.