The film tells the story of a dysfunctional family, revolving around a frustrated miniature artist named Annie (Toni Collette). At the beginning of the movie, Annie grieves her mother’s death. They were estranged until her mother started suffering from dementia. Annie’s not overwrought by the death but experiences spooks while in her workshop one night.Continue reading “Hereditary”

On Saoirse Ronan: Brooklyn and Lady Bird

Ever since I watched her host Saturday Night Live, Saoirse Ronan has caught my attention. I recognized her from her early work in The Lovely Bones but hadn’t explored her most recent works yet. Two of my favorite performances from her so far include John Crowley’s Brooklyn and Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. Both received positiveContinue reading “On Saoirse Ronan: Brooklyn and Lady Bird”

Wind River

Taylor Sheridan’s true crime film Wind River is poetic, quiet, and intense. Every shot felt deliberate, every line carefully crafted and sincerely delivered. Wind River might be one of my favorite films this year. It knocked me out of the park. Sheridan’s film begins with Cory, Jeremy Renner’s character, hunting in the desolate snow-covered hillsContinue reading “Wind River”

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation occupies yet another (maybe gratuitous) slot in James Wan’s The Conjuring universe. Directed by David Sandberg, this movie is a solid horror, coming with a couple jump scares, some creepy dolls, and an adequate storyline that drives the film forward. With all that said, I think The Conjuring 2 is still, by far,Continue reading “Annabelle: Creation”