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  • Summer of 85

    ★★★

  • The Hand of God

    ★★

  • Ratcatcher

    ★★★★

  • Old

    ★½

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  • Summer of 85

    Summer of 85

    ★★★

    Could really do without the voice over. Unnecessary and redundant. That being said, Francois Ozon’s Summer of 85 is a deeply felt and alluring love story turned Fatal Attraction-coming of age story? A very well made period piece too. All vibes for sure but a mixed bag thematically; though I felt Ozon’s vision was committed through the very end. It’s a nostalgic beauty, nothing new but memorable nonetheless. 

    Streamed on Showtime.

  • The Hand of God

    The Hand of God

    ★★

    Sigh…on screen gendered violence and misogyny set against gorgeous Italian imagery, a couple compelling performances and dysfunctional family antics that actually made me laugh more than a few times, just doesn’t cut it. What are you trying to say by enabling abusive men in this story? Fat shaming women? Even if these are memories from your childhood, what are YOU as a Director trying to say by the way you put your childhood memories onto film? That’s what I was…

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  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★★★

    “Who’s looking out for me?”

    Through the high energy, bombastic and often times hilarious cinematic experience, I hope audiences remember that line — and that it sticks with them long after the credits, as it did with me.

    Who’s protecting Zola? Who protects Black women? Sex workers? This bold and intelligent film asks the audience these questions. Skillfully flipping the camera onto us. 

    A Twitter-made-for-cinema experiment that nearly knocks it out of the park for me. Director Janicza Bravo is an…

  • The Night House

    The Night House

    ★★★½

    Grief is the unspeakable haunting in this ghost story. The Night House has some of the most terrifying and inventive visual language I’ve ever seen in a film period. Director David Bruckner applies those mechanics to lure you into something more deeper and atmospheric — for 2/3 of the film at least. I was completely taken aback when the horror came. Physically scared. Until some twists and turns lost me quite a bit near the third act. Why complicate what…