Gerald’s Game (****): We deserve the sunlight

Flanagan has a vision that many of us may not see at first. He carried the hardcover version of this book around with him for years while pitching films. Most didn't see a movie in it. He saw more than a movie. He saw something about how some of us spend our lives in the shadow of the sun. It's an essential vision of the mask we sometimes put on our past.

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IT (*****) is a triumph of skill and understanding

This should be on everyone's list of top films, even in this banner year for movies. IT is a triumph of skill and understanding what it is to move human beings.

The Dark Tower (***) deserves more…

If nothing else, think of it as an addition to everything you know about the other adaptations, with a hope that they make more to flesh it all out a little. What I saw so far worked for me as a mild form of entertainment. It would be much better if it is followed up with more. And much sadder if they don't.