Hereditary

I have mixed feelings about this. One of the creepier movies I’ve seen in a long time but I felt the ending was unsatisfying. Another horror movie with a silly twist ending. There was a lot of good here but ultimately it is just okay. The acting is amazing and top notch cast starring Toni Collette and Alex Wolff. Featuring Ann Dowd who I recognized as Aunt Lidia from The Handmaiden’s Tale.

I give it a 3 out of 5 stars.

The Night Eats The World

I liked this zombie film a lot. More than any of the genre I’ve seen, it really addressed the problem of isolation. I love films like this that are mostly quiet and all about a single characters internal journey. The way the zombies were portrayed was also pretty unique, if not completely original. How many ways can one depict reanimated corpses? They were similar to the infected in 28 Days Later but were actually diseased. But unlike The Walking Dead, the animated corpses didn’t seem to continue to rot and decay whereas genuinely deceased bodies did.

I give it a 5 out of 5 stars.

Bird Box

just watched “Bird Box”. I liked it. It was pretty good and worth a watch. It’s been compared to a lot of other suspenseful horror films but I disagree with this and think most horror films of a man versus nature plot could be compared.

I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.

The Boy

It started out as a very spooky but quickly turned dumb. It had some good jump scares and a creepy vibe happening and then they made it stupid and ruined the supernatural elements into some “people under the stairs” BS. A stupid twist ending just to have a twist. I hate when filmmakers do that.

I give it a 2 out of 5 stars.

How It Ends

A film starring Forest Whitaker and Theo James. Interesting apocalypse movie in that it dealt with the dynamic of a man and his father-in-law. I felt the performances where very strong for the leads of film and overall I thought it was pretty good.

I originally gave it a 3.75 out of 5 stars because I liked the relationship between the father in law and son in law but after viewing the ending again and being honest it gets a 2.25 overall.

Lady Bird

I thought it was a pretty good coming-of-age drama and had some good parts. I’m not sure, for me, that it was as great as the critics thought. It was well acted and directed for sure, but there was nothing transcendent about the story. It was good and I liked it, but not particularly ground-breaking or a masterpiece.

I give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars.