The Shape of Water (2017): Movie Review

The Shape of Water (2017) Guillermo del Toro’s last few efforts have been less intriguing than anticipated.  Crimson Peak, Hellboy 2, and Pacific Rim lacked the appeal Pan’s Labyrinth promised in his career.  That’s my taste and likely not held… Continue Reading

The Beguiled (2017): Movie Review

The Beguiled (2017) dir. Sofia Coppola written by: Sofia Coppola starring: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrel, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence Expectations are dangerous things, particularly when they are high.  With Sofia Coppola’s new film The Beguiled, that isn’t an… Continue Reading

Lady Macbeth (2017): Movie Review

Lady Macbeth (2017) dir. William Oldroyd written by: Alice Birch starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank    Finally, my last SIFF 2017 review belongs to Lady Macbeth, an adaptation for a Russian novel by Nikolai Leskov and placed in a… Continue Reading

It Comes at Night (2017): Movie Review

It Comes at Night (2017) dir. Trey Edward Shults written by: Trey Edward Shults starring: Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough Trey Edward Shults’s debut feature Krisha was a monumental accomplishment in low budget filmmaking. Nearly… Continue Reading