Better Watch Out   10/12/17
by Swan
It sets itself up as a standard home invasion film, and in the hands of sophomore filmmaker Chris Peckover, who injects the film with care and enthusiasm, that might have been enough.

Alice in Wonderland   5/20/16
by Swan
And the whole time I watched it, I kept thinking back to when I watched Lady and the Tramp not too long ago.

Love & Mercy   1/15/16
by Swan
I think what I love most about the film is the very gentle portrayal of people with mental illness.

Goodnight Mommy   9/28/15
by Swan
I thought the film would be exactly the kind of film I like: a surreal, dark, twisted tale with a broad story and little plot.

Mud   5/27/15
by Swan
I know a lot of films do this well, but for the past couple of years I had thought I lost the ability to really care for film characters like he makes me care for them - to the point where I'm entranced by their every move.

Take Shelter   5/24/15
by Swan
Take Shelter is an incredibly, profoundly moving film for me on a deeply personal level, and I now regard it as my favorite film of all-time.

Pontypool   2/08/15
by Swan
I recently watched Alyce Kills, which I felt was the opposite a film that, as it went on, just got worse and worse.

Primer   1/05/15
by Swan
When talking about films that I personally connect with, Primer is one of the first films that come to my mind.

Alien   9/04/14
by Swan
The reproductive system of the creature adds to its complexity, and the film also deals symbolically with our own reproductive system I love catching these little metaphors in the film (the obvious phallic design of the creature, umbilicus clear, when they are looking at the tracking device to ...

Under the Skin   5/19/14
by Swan
Over the course of the film, she discovers emotion, sympathy, desire, and in this way there is a newfound humanity in her.

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