Category Archive: Mystery

You Were Never Really Here

Well, I kept my losing streak going. I followed-up two disappointing films (Foxtrot and Lean on Pete) with what will possibly be the worst film of 2018.

Annihilation

The title of this film reflects the tragic decision most viewers would take if forced to watch this film a second time.

Murder on the Orient Express

Who would have thought that Hercule Poirot was as cold-blooded as a penguin?

Loving Vincent

Van Gogh’s torment immediately before and after his death are vividly played out in a captivating manner.

My Cousin Rachel

Other than Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy and Wonder Woman, Hollywood has clearly gotten bored with itself in 2017.

It Comes at Night

This film is similar to The Road (2009). How do you find a reason to live when forced to watch loved ones die?

The Dinner

The only way to see this movie is after you are drugged at a dentist’s office and waiting for a root canal.

Get Out

Catherine Keener’s menacing use of a teacup and spoon will make you want to keep both in cupboards at home.

Arrival

Given the massive praise for this film, with my criticism I felt like the only poor sap who flunked the bar exam after graduating from law school.