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Hush is another great movie from the prolific Horror director and writer Mike Flanagan. This time the movie is set in a nice house in a creepy forest where our main character lives. Maddie (Kate Siegel) is a deaf-mute author who, at this current moment in her life chooses to live in isolation. Next thing you know, a cross-bow raving killer (John Gallagher Jr.) decides that she is her next victim.
I am always looking forward to Flanagan's single moment in his work where he decides to destroy a hand. He does it in a way that wants you to just hold your hand and be thankful they are okay. The choices Flanagan makes brings a refreshing look to these slasher killer type of movies. One of my favorite moments in the movie is how the killer's face is revealed so early in the movie, and the following conversation he and Maddie have creates special torture to the character that fits the movie fantastically. Another great movie for Flanagan. 4 Stars!
The BlacKkKlansman is about a man who becomes the first black police officer in Colorado Springs. John Stallworth (John Washington) wants to change the justice system from the inside and is willing to turn a cheek to some of the racist officers who reside in the district. He eventually joins the intelligence department where he and his Jewish partner Flip Zimmerman(Adam Driver) goes undercover within the local KKK or also known as "The Organization" to try and uncover any dangerous activities that might happen.
This movie can be difficult to watch to see the terrible ideologies the movie can portray from the KKK. Washington does fantastic in his role in showing how he feels between being a cop and supporting black lives. The movie can be so terribly comedic at times to see the way The Organization behaves. This is a fantastic movie, just be ready for the ride. 5 Stars!
The Death Of Stalin is a hilarious satire on how the leaders of the Soviet Union react after their tyrannical leader Joseph Stalin has a heart attack. You will see how the leaders of the Soviet Union all try to fight for power using backward conversations and passive aggression, and all in a hilarious satire.
The two leaders with the most screen time, Beria (Simon Beale) and Nikita (Steve Buscemi) both performed fantastically, and my favorite of all was General Zhukov (Jason Isaacs). The performance of how they both schemed while at the same time did it in a comedic fashion was so fun to watch. Armando Iannucci did a great job of telling a story and being funny, but not too funny at the same time. I highly recommend this movie. 5 Stars!
The Devil's Candy is about a metal favored family (with what seems like a socially opposite mother) who finds a new house to live. The father, Jesse, is a struggling painter who has an extremely lovable relationship with his daughter, Zoey. Lo and behold the house they moved in has a demonic presence which haunts Jesse and a deranged serial killer looking for 'the devil's candy'.
While the movie is extremely short at just around 80 minutes, it has a very moderate pace and at times even felt long. The movie lighting is absolutely fantastic and some of the shots made in the movie made me stare at the screen in awe. The movie is almost comical and made me laugh during the first car scene. It definitely had a fantastically creepy vibe to the entire movie and at first, I was in love with it, but it fell apart in the end. What seemed like a long movie quickly creped to a halt in the last 10 minutes or so when everything jumped at lightning speed. The final scenes had me laughing rather than rooting for the so lovable Zoey and Jesse (you can pretty much forget about the mom). With all the unnecessary screaming and questionable action scenes, this almost ruined the movie for me.....almost. Overall though I did enjoy the movie for its artistic lighting and comical acting. 3 stars!
First of all, Chloe Moretz did a fantastic job. I loved the classic vampire queues throughout the movie and how they sort of kinda modernized them? In a way that a child vampire that has no money would at least. The movie is very SLOW and can be extremely boring, but Matt Reeves does very well with making the characters lovable, and the bullies detestable.
I got a little tired of seeing the classic child who gets bullied and stands up to his bullies, but I felt it was done in a way that made you feel these bullies were even more evil than an old man killing people for his not-actually-daughter. The ending was expected, but not a terrible conclusion to a slow movie. It makes me curious to where Abby and Owen are going to next!