September 26, 2016

REVIEWS: The Magnificent Seven and Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children



The Magnificent Seven: "Fuqua gives us a classic Western tale of redemption and revenge, packed with awesome action sequences, delectable dialogue, and enough star power to have merited a showy summer release. Simply, put this remake is pretty damn magnificent in its own right."

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children: "plays like American Horror Story for the kindergarten set."



September 17, 2016

TIFF REVIEWS: Blair Witch and The Edge of Seventeen



The Edge of Seventeen: "In the tradition of teen classics like Clueless, Mean Girls, and Juno comes The Edge of Seventeen, a brilliant coming-of-age comedy with anger issues."

Blair Witch: "Not only one of the worst movies of 2016, but one of the worst horror sequels ever made."


September 2, 2016

REVIEWS: White Girl and Zoom


White Girl: "crusty with sweat, smudged eyeliner, cocaine, and cum."

Zoom: "Jangly, fun, sexy, and surprising, Zoom is precisely the kind of movie you want to share with friends like a thrilling secret, and celebrate as a fresh discovery."



August 26, 2016

REVIEWS: Don't Breathe, The Hollars, & Southside With You



Don't Breathe: "Alvarez’s mean-spirited brand of horror is fearlessly gruesome, that doesn’t make it satisfying — or even all that scary."

Southside With You: "stumbles like so many could-be great biopics, by being overly reverential to its subjects. The film refuses to treat its characters as people, preferring precious prototypes of the Michelle and Barack we know."

The Hollars: Though he’s collected a pretty stellar ensemble, Krasinski’s execution lacks nuance, leaning hard into theatrical performances that undercut big emotional beats.


August 20, 2016

REVIEWS: Kubo and the Two Strings, Nine Lives, and Pete's Dragon



Kubo and the Two Strings: "Every frame of Kubo and the Two Strings is majestic. Every emotional beat resounds. Every heart string is played with tenderness and jubilation, by masters of an old art made new again."