I’ve seen Tomb Raider four times now, which is the most I’ve watched any single 2018 release so far this year. That probably says it all.
McAdams and Plemons are sensational, and the quality of the laughs is consistent throughout. This is a great little movie. Here’s hoping now that Game Night is on Blu-ray and DVD more people will take advantage of the opportunity to discover that for themselves.
Desolation is an undeniably creepy film, and the unexplainable nature of the threat tracking every move Abby, Sam and Jen make couldn’t help but make my skin crawl. Sam Patton has made a fine little independent shocker genre fans are almost certain to enjoy, this backpacking horror opus a chilling thriller I’m happy I took the time to revisit.
While I certainly have to be in the mood to give La Belle Noiseuse a look, this film is still one stunning examination of art and artistry that I find more and more to revel in, mull over and adore each time I do. This new restoration is as pristine as it is magnificent, Cohen Media’s Blu-ray presentation by all accounts perfect.
Paddington 2 is still the best film I’ve watched in 2018. Stop. Period. End of sentence.
Phantom Thread is a triumph for Paul Thomas Anderson and a motion picture I’m sure to be returning to multiple times in the very near future. Magnificent.
I think I’m starting to fall in love with Molly’s Game.
Nope. Still doesn’t work for me. I wanted to give Father Figures a second chance mainly because, even if I didn’t particularly like the movie during my first viewing, I still respected its ambition quite a lot. But the comedy just doesn’t work, undercutting itself and demolishing its potential to entertain at seemingly every turn. What a waste.
Michele Soalvi’s The Church is absolutely bonkers. Not so much scary as it is gruesomely unhinged, this paranormal possession story of damnation and selfless sacrifice is impossible to forget and even more difficult for genre fanatics to resist.