The Little Stranger (2018)

For his first film since the 2015 triumph Room, director Lenny Abrahamson has chosen to adapt a Sarah Waters novel, but not the kind of novel you might be imagining. Most strongly known for her popular lesbian themed Victorian narratives like Tipping The Velvet and Fingersmith, Waters departed from her niche in 2009 to give readers…

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Lucky (2017)

From Pretty In Pink to The Green Mile to Alien to Christine, it feels like Harry Dean Stanton is one of those figures who has always been present in my cinematic memory, not necessarily stealing the show every time, but popping up in both indie and mainstream delights, some of which are firmly woven in…

American Animals (2018)

Without really thinking too much about it, I would have to say that the majority of my cinematic heist experience has been at the hands of the various Oceans movies over the last fifteen plus years (Ocean’s 8 FTW, don’t @ me). I enjoy the slick, sophisticated nature of that franchise, but having a little…

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post (2018)

When it comes to LGBTQ+ literature, it might be fair to say that the queer coming of age tale is a sub genre, of young adult fiction in particular, that gets a lot of play. As luck would have it, it just so happens that I believe The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, Emily M. Danforth’s…

Cold War (2018)

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t see nearly as many foreign language films as I should. My 2018 total so far stands at a pitiful two, having caught Loveless and A Fantastic Woman during the last awards season, and wouldn’t you just know it, as the next season starts to come around,…

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Can you smell that? That’s right, it’s the first hint of autumn, which means that it’s the first hint of awards season! I like to think that I made it out of the summer blockbuster quagmire fairly unscathed, but as the nights draw in and the studios start to get more thoughtful with their releases,…

Christopher Robin (2018)

You wait for a Christopher Robin movie, and all of a sudden two come along at once. That’s the famous saying, isn’t it? Last year audiences were treated to Goodbye Christopher Robin, admittedly a film more about A.A. Milne than the son that he made famous, but importantly a film that took an extremely melancholy stance…