Euphoria (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 28th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Langseth lays her story out with a caring specificity that kept me wanting to learn where things would go next, and for my part I found the character-driven honesty of Euphoria difficult to resist.

Langseth lays her story out with a caring specificity that kept me wanting to learn where things would go next, and for my part I found the character-driven honesty of Euphoria difficult to resist.

Wild Rose (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 28th, 2019 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Wild Rose is a universally aspirational story of retaining one’s individuality in the face of societal roadblocks that prefer conformity and the status quo over anything unique, its songs of faith, family and friendship worth singling along with.

Wild Rose is a universally aspirational story of retaining one’s individuality in the face of societal roadblocks that prefer conformity and the status quo over anything unique, its songs of faith, family and friendship worth singling along with.

Yesterday (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 27th, 2019 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

The last third of Yesterday is an ineffectual slog that wastes the talents of its stars, and as breezy, inoffensively enjoyable and as adorably light as so much of this was to suddenly hear it hit so many sour notes was undeniably disappointing, my emotions gently weeping the more I keep thinking about it.

The last third of Yesterday is an ineffectual slog that wastes the talents of its stars, and as breezy, inoffensively enjoyable and as adorably light as so much of this was to suddenly hear it hit so many sour notes was undeniably disappointing, my emotions gently weeping the more I keep thinking about it.

Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 26th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

As much as I enjoyed that second adventure with the evil titular doll, Annabelle Comes Home is such a massive amount of sinister fun it might be my favorite entry in The Conjuring universe outside of the first film.

As much as I enjoyed that second adventure with the evil titular doll, Annabelle Comes Home is such a massive amount of sinister fun it might be my favorite entry in The Conjuring universe outside of the first film.

Top 50 Films 2000 – 2009 (Part Four: 20-11)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 23rd, 2019 - Features

These were my selections for my favorite films of 2000-2009 slots 20 thru 11 along with the original blurbs I wrote for each of them in January of 2010. As I have stated before, these thoughts I had a decade ago happily remain mostly unchanged.

These were my selections for my favorite films of 2000-2009 slots 20 thru 11 along with the original blurbs I wrote for each of them in January of 2010. As I have stated before, these thoughts I had a decade ago happily remain mostly unchanged.

Child’s Play (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 21st, 2019 - Movie Reviews

There are moments Child’s Play feels like the Jackson Pollock painting of modern-day horror remakes, and I can’t help but imagine Klevberg and Smith throwing general ideas, plot developments and various character interactions at a blank canvas as if they were swatches of paint.

There are moments Child’s Play feels like the Jackson Pollock painting of modern-day horror remakes, and I can’t help but imagine Klevberg and Smith throwing general ideas, plot developments and various character interactions at a blank canvas as if they were swatches of paint.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 21st, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Loosely born from co-writer/star Jimmie Fails’ own life experiences, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is at times a broad comedy, at others a searing social commentary, and in many instances a bracingly tragic melodrama

Loosely born from co-writer/star Jimmie Fails’ own life experiences, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is at times a broad comedy, at others a searing social commentary, and in many instances a bracingly tragic melodrama

Toy Story 4 (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 19th, 2019 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

I do hope Toy Story 4 is the last of the series, if only because the bow it puts on Woody’s four-film expedition is tied with such loving perfection I have trouble imagining the filmmakers could ever do better than what they miraculously accomplish here.

I do hope Toy Story 4 is the last of the series, if only because the bow it puts on Woody’s four-film expedition is tied with such loving perfection I have trouble imagining the filmmakers could ever do better than what they miraculously accomplish here.

Top 50 Films 2000 – 2009 (Part Three: 30-21)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 16th, 2019 - Features

These were my selections for my favorite films of 2000-2009 slots 30 thru 21 along with the original blurbs I wrote for each of them in December of 2009. As per the previous entries in this series, these thoughts I had a decade ago happily remain mostly unchanged.

These were my selections for my favorite films of 2000-2009 slots 30 thru 21 along with the original blurbs I wrote for each of them in December of 2009. As per the previous entries in this series, these thoughts I had a decade ago happily remain mostly unchanged.

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