The Shape of Water

Shape of Water, TheDirector: Guillermo del Toro
Run Time: 2h 3m
MPAA: R
Stars: 1.5

I’m convinced critics have no idea what they’re doing. Or they’re just f***ing with us. Continue reading

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Nocturnal Animals

nocturnal-animalsDirector: Tom Ford
Run Time: 1h 56m
MPAA: R
Stars: 2.0

In college I had to take Comp Lit. My left-brained self was less than thrilled when we started our poetry segment. I remember one assignment where I had to read a poem about this girl who was trying to braid her hair but it was wet, and analyze it. I sat at our kitchen table in tears as I screamed “I don’t get it! Why won’t she just grab a freakin’ towel? What is her problem!?” My über creative, right-brained brother then picked up my textbook, read through it once, and calmly explained the meaning of the words and what I was meant to see. (Spoiler alert: not at all about her stupid hair.) In addition to forming an agreement with my brother that he’d help me survive Comp Lit, I also discovered that I despised overly metaphorical works of art.

Nocturnal Animals is a two-hour excessively metaphorical work of art. Continue reading

Midnight Special

Midnight SpecialDirector: Jeff Nichols
Run Time: 1h 52m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

Midnight Special is basically a twisted, more adult Tomorrowland sprinkled with Powder.

Part of me had every intention of revealing as little of the plot as possible. However, I wished I had dug a little deeper to understand what I was getting into before I saw Midnight Special so I’ve decided to offer a few details. I promise not to reveal the major secrets though. Continue reading