Hell or High Water

Overall Rating: 5/5 August 12, 2016 Dir. David Mackenzie Rated R (for some strong violence, language throughout and brief sexuality) I cannot give this film enough praise. Hell or High Water, nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars this year, is also one of my top films for the year. There’s something inspiring about watching professionals […]

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Green Room

Overall Rating: 4/5 April 29, 2016 Dir. Jeremy Saulnier Rated R (for strong brutal graphic violence, gory images, language and some drug content) As is typical of most thrillers and horror films, this is certainly one that is best to know as little about as possible before viewing–so I’ll try to be brief. Director Jeremy Saulnier […]

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Eye in The Sky

Overall Rating: 4/5 April 1, 2016 Dir. Gavin Hood Rated R (for some violence images and language) Eye in the Sky places the moral dilemmas of modern warfare as well as modern governments’ handling of such front and center stage. The film manages to provoke both one’s thoughts and emotions. It really does an excellent job […]

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Overall Rating: 3/5 November 11, 2016 Dir. Paul Verhoeven Rated R (for violence involving sexual assault, disturbing sexual content, some grisly images, brief graphic nudity, and language) Selected to compete for the Palme d’Or, Elle was one of the most critically acclaimed foreign films of the year. Isabelle Hupert delivers an Oscar-nominated performance in her unique and […]

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Overall Rating: 4/5 March 12, 2016 Dir. Mike Flanagan Rated R (for strong violence/terror and some language) Don’t let the poor choice in movie poster fool you– Hush is a refreshingly well-crafted, small-scale home invasion film. Horror connoisseurs such as Stephen King and William Friedkin (The Exorcist director) weighed in on Hush very positively if that’s […]

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10 Cloverfield Lane

Overall Rating: 5/5 March 11, 2016 Dir. Dan Trachtenberg Rated PG-13 (for thematic material including frightening sequences of threat with some violence, and brief language) Let me start off by saying that this is a great standalone film. You don’t need to have ever seen J.J. Abrams’s Cloverfield to understand and enjoy this one. Regardless of […]

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The Accountant

Overall Rating: 2/5 October 14, 2016 Dir. Gavin O’Connor Rated R (for strong violence and language throughout) The Accountant was a guilty pleasure for me. At a certain point in the film, things just start to get worse and worse, but I have to admit that it is entertaining throughout. Its premise will grab your attention (at […]

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