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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    Following years of careless creative and business decisions on the part of Sony revolving around the Spider-Man property, from their clashes with Sam Raimi on Spider-Man 3, to the shameless incompetence of The Amazing Spider-Man series, to even this year’s hilariously pathetic attempt to further spin-off this franchise with Venom, There are numerous reminders why the iconic web-slinger should go on hiatus. But for every embarrassing mishap that has befallen the hero, there also exists an overwhelmingly vibrant incarnation of…

  • At Eternity's Gate

    At Eternity's Gate

    ★★★½

    The stereotype of the tortured artist, struggling to showcase their purpose in life and the importance of their art, can certainly be quite the tragic and romantic image so much so that this popular narrative pathway has paved the way to many accolades (including the coveted Oscar gold). So while we see these films annually around awards season, they also run the risk of becoming stale. But the true life story of the man that almost single-handedly created this image…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    Suspiria is a rare horror remake that manages to take the elements that made the original so distinct and memorable and improve upon them in ways that differentiate itself from the original while still staying true to what made that film such a beloved classic as it is today. For as niche and abstract as the original Suspiria is, Guadagnino has crafted a version that is possibly even more polarizing and less accessible to mainstream audiences.

    It is a film…

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★★

    Burnham has been publically open about his struggles with anxiety and how that has shaped his work, both in content and in his ability to perform within the midst of that anxiety. The most awkward, uncomfortable, and stress-inducing moments of the film are the ones that Burnham holds on the longest, forcing you to experience that same anxiety just as he has, and just as Kayla does. Scenes such as the pool party and a painfully uncomfortable truth or dare…