Malevolent (***) is a building block for Netflix

Malevolent - 2018 Director Olaf de Fleur Screenplay Ben Ketai, Eva Konstantopoulos Starring Florence Pugh, Celia Imrie, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Scott Chambers, Georgina Bevan The never-ending stream of films being released by Netflix often seem to have the air of rejection by other studios. There is also a slew of smaller films that have solid, if lesser known talent. One such … Continue reading Malevolent (***) is a building block for Netflix

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Death Note (***) is Pandora’s Box by another name

Director Adam Wingard Screenplay by Charles Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides, Jeremy Slater Starring Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham, Paul Nakauchi, Jason Liles, Willem Dafoe Before we go too far in any direction, this film is not great. It's not a giant disappointment, though. It is just a little one. Anyone who has time to accuse the filmmakers of whitewashing the original material … Continue reading Death Note (***) is Pandora’s Box by another name

The Fundamentals of Caring (***) picks up a lot of baggage along the way

The film works best when it concentrates on the relationship between the two protagonists. Rudd and Roberts play well off of each other, and when it goes deeper than words, it's believable and entertaining. If they'd given the bit players smaller portions, the story might flow better.