M. Night Shyamalan’s movies are hit or miss for me lately so walking into Knock at the Cabin my only goal was to leave the theater less than annoyed. Mission accomplished.
Category: Film Review
Have You Scene?: Free Skate Review
Free Skate is a sports film that tackles a tough subject through the eyes of a young figure skater. Veera Vilo and Roope Olenius submit their entry into the #MeToo movement’s tales of women surviving abuse.
Review: I Am delivers a compassionate picture of schizophrenia
I Am follows a young woman named Gabi who is suffering from schizophrenia and also in the process of moving in with her boyfriend. Gabi has not told her boyfriend about her condition and she is struggling with managing it and trying to figure out how to tell him. We learn that this has not gone well for her in the past so she worries that once he knows, he’ll leave her.
Every 2020 Movie (Ranked)
As I did last year, I plan to watch as many movies as possible this year. Along the way I’ll be rating those movies and adding them to this list.
Call it a Day Review: I can’t get enough of these ladies
The ladies are flawed and they don’t pretend not to be but you cheer for them because dammit, they’re trying and the world isn’t exactly doing them any favors.
Every 2019 Movie (ranked)
One of my goals for 2019 was to keep a running ranking of every movie I watched this year. That way I wasn’t spending too much energy trying to figure out how I felt about a movie from January when December rolled around. I still ended up shifting some of the movies at the end but it was much easier starting out with a baseline.
Waves Review: 2 stories about love and family
Waves has a strong cast, headlined by Sterling K. Brown and rising star Kelvin Harrison, Jr. The first story is about toxic masculinity but both stories highlight how a lack of communication within a family can be devastating.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco review: Poignant and beautiful
I watch a lot of movies and I would be lying if I said that I didn’t forget many things but the opening 5 minutes of The Last Black Man in San Francisco are the most powerful opening 5 minutes I can remember seeing.
Brittany Runs a Marathon review: An unlikeable lead
Brittany Runs a Marathon starts out strong with great humor and an inspiring story. Then, when things appear to be looking up for Brittany she devolves and hurts the people around her. This killed the good vibes and simply made me dislike her the rest of the movie.
Parasite review: Funny, Real, then Dark
I went into Parasite blind so I was incredibly shocked by what I saw. Bong Joon Ho has to be up for every writing and directing award for his work here. Even when I knew things weren’t going to go well I felt secure and when he took that away it left me devastated. By the end I was hurt but the message had been received.