Tag Archives: death

‘Beach Rats’ explores the quiet pains of sexual awakening

There is something so deeply heartbreaking about the silence with which one carries pain, the consuming numbness that occurs in reaction to the ache that burdens daily existence. And if the struggles adolescents face in today’s unforgiving world aren’t hard enough, they are amplified tenfold when placed in a context of queerness. This is at the core of Eliza Hittman’s

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“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” captures the heart of adolescence 

Coming-of-age Dramas are, in my opinion, of the most difficult genres to tackle for movie-makers. These films are a culmination of a number of very fragile elements that, if executed improperly, will surely compromise the quality and authenticity of the final product. And seldom have directors succeeded in making a film that speaks to its audience on a deeper level.

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“It Follows” does away with high production, delivers creeptacular result

If you’ve been following this blog (and I thank you if you have), you’ll know that I’m both a big fan of the Horror genre, and one of its biggest critics. The modern understanding of Horror can be encapsulated in thin storylines and a bunch of jump scares that grow old 30 minutes into the film. Recent flicks don’t offer

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“See You in Valhalla” suffocates viewers with every cliché in the book

Sometimes, I pick up a random movie to watch hoping it’ll be good. And sometimes it is (see: Who Am I – No System is Safe). Other times, however, it’s See You in Valhalla. Primarily starring Sarah Hyland, Bret Harrison, and Michael Weston, See You in Valhalla is a drama about the estranged Burwood family that comes together following the bizarre death

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