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The Nun

The Nun

Whelp, the folks that dreamed up The Conjuring universe have FINALLY made a movie that I like. Actually, not just liked: LOVED. The Nun is dripping with Gothic Horror goodness, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and watching it feels *almost* like you’re watching a classic Hammer Horror flick. The action takes place inside a giant, […]

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CRAZY RICH ASIANS Copyright: © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND KIMMEL DISTRIBUTION, LLC Photo Credit: Sanja Bucko Caption: (L-R) CONSTANCE WU as Rachel and HENRY GOLDING as Nick in Warner Bros. Pictures' and SK Global Entertainment's and Starlight Culture's contemporary romantic comedy "CRAZY RICH ASIANS," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Crazy Rich Asians

Of course we all know it’s such a fucking cliché to say that ALL women love Rom-Coms, but honestly for me, that cliché is mostly true: I still love Sleepless in Seattle & When Harry Met Sally, I own copies of The Wedding Singer and … 27 Dresses (yes. I know. I KNOW), and I […]

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Well, here we are: 6 films into a series that has taken up 22 years of our lives, with Mission: Impossible – Fallout being the most insane entry yet, but also the most fun. This time around, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) manages to lose Solomon Lane – the big bad from MI: Rogue Nation and […]

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Eighth Grade: A perfect picture of teen angst

It’s totally weird to watch a movie where you identify with both parent and kid — but that’s where I was at while watching Bo Burnham’s superb Eighth Grade: simultaneously identifying with, and tbh, crushing on, goofy, lovable dad Mark (Josh Hamilton) and feeling the extreme, angsty pain of Kayla (Elsie Fisher – goodgod THIS […]

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Whitney Houston

Whitney

{Whitney opens in Seattle this Friday, July 6} I’ll admit that before seeing Whitney, I only had the broad strokes of who Whitney Houston was in my head: 80s hitmaker; The Bodyguard megastar; wife to a toxic, abusive husband; that awful “Crack is whack” interview with Diane Sawyer; and a tragic death caused by years […]

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SIFF Take: Good Manners

I’ll admit I wasn’t sure what I was in for with Good Manners. Rich society girl Ana is expecting, and hires Clara, a struggling nurse, to help her with housework until the baby comes and then fill in as the child’s nanny. Ana and Clara hit it off almost immediately, and a relationship blooms — […]

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SIFF Take: Ruin Me

So Ruin Me is basically my worst nightmare, and the reason you’ll NEVER, ever, ever find me signing up for one of those haunted house/campouts that take place in a remote area. This clever horror flick finds recovering addict Alexandra headed to Slasher Sleepout with her horror movie-obsessed boyfriend, Nathan, in which they are “kidnapped” […]

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Hereditary Movie

Hereditary

{Hereditary opens in Seattle Friday, June 8} There are horror films that are meant to f*ck you up, and then there is Hereditary — which, IMO, is in a category all on its own. Artist Annie Graham (Toni Collette) has just lost her mom, and is dealing with a lot of complicated feelings around loss, […]

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