Grounded by an emotionally vulnerable performance from superstar Nick Jonas, dramedy The Good Half realistically explores the complicated stages of grieving a parent. As someone whose mother passed away in 2020, The Good Half resonated with me in more ways than I can say. It’s not easy to even put into words how different you feel after losing your mother. As Jonas’s lead Renn says in the film, life has been squarely divided into “the good half” before she got…
Maggie Moore(s) 2023
With a cast that includes Tina Fey and Jon Hamm, hopes were high for interesting title Maggie Moore(s) to hit the mark. Mad Men’s John Slattery takes on directing duties in a script from Paul Bernbaum (Halloweentown, Rent-a-Kid)—neither are strangers to crafting quirky characters or balancing darker tones. Sometimes a cozy darkly comedic crime-drama hits the exact right notes to help make a memorable festival entry that much sweeter.
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The Inhabitant 2022
Part gripping slasher, part psychological coming-of-age horror fun, Lizzie Borden-inspired The Inhabitant is a surprising gem among the prime crop of 2022 genre films. If you can get past the oddly generic title, there is a lot to love here. Led by Odessa A’zion (who is notably about to have a great horror year between this and David Bruckner’s Hellraiser), the female-centric delights have a haunting quality about them. Generational trauma and an inescapable past take center stage in bloody entertaining The Inhabitant.
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“If you run, he’ll never stop haunting you!”