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  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    "That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence."

    Many may try to be it, but there's only one that is it. If Reservoir Dogs saw Tarantino as one of the most promising talents of the early 90s, Pulp Fiction made him the filmmaker of a generation. It's the quintessential L.A. odyssey, brimming with life in the lowliest of urban nightmares and underworld souls. Few…

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★★

    "You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize."

    With Once Upon a Time in Hollywood only a week away, there's no better time to join every other cinephile out there in revisiting the films of Mr. Quentin Tarantino. His latest character-driven saga of ego and mayhem marks only his ninth major motion picture, supposedly his penultimate too, and there's no denying the creative impact the filmmaker's work has had over the last 27 years. Iconic criminals…

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    "I never wanted to be your mother."

    Achingly deliberate. Paralyzingly voyeuristic. Painfully relentless. The existential terror so precisely conjured by Ari Aster's Hereditary is akin in potency and execution to that which is admired of some of the more esteemed pictures of the genre. Recalling the last horror film to leave me literally frozen in utter anxiety, clenching the shirt beneath my wide and watery eyes, is almost impossible now that I've had the fortune to finally see this bona…

  • Crawl

    Crawl

    ★★

    The cynic within me has barley a half-star of mercy. The escapist had a less than satisfying time. My friends were far from pleased, even if amusing astonishment and a few good jeers rolled in before the ending credits did. And the speed at which the other theater patrons dashed from the auditorium yesterday evening was only rivaled by the dull silence that grasped every one of their breaths for the entire runtime.

    What strengths Crawl boasts, even confidently so…