mother! is bullshit

I say this because I understood Darren Aronofsky’s mother! and it was bullshit.

Jennifer Lawrence, long blonde hair hanging around her face, stares directly to camera in this still from mother!

2017’s It Isn’t Scary, It’s Frightening

It’s strangest quality as a film is that it’s a horror movie that is simply not very scary. While the line between scary and not is porous, subjective, and obtuse, it’s up to a movie to either define its terms or define itself in relation to existing ones.

Red lips in a white face with a ruffle behind, a red balloon partially consider the face. This is a still of Pennywise from It.

Documentary Sunday – Nobody Speak

What ya gonna do when the forces aligned against the freedom of the press run wild on you?  Let’s hope we don’t have to find out.

The Burnt Offering – Nostalgia Bomb

Nostalgia is the bottomless pit into which we willingly throw ourselves.

Giallology: On A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin

“The truth comes to light in very odd colors.”

The Dark Tower and the Razor’s Edge of Mediocrity

The Dark Tower does something few other films are able to accomplish, it’s a perfectly “alright” film. It sits comfortably on the razor’s edge of mediocrity,

Idris Elba in a long coat and a shoulder holster, walking with a young boy through a yellow brown field. This is a still from the movie the Dark Tower.