Your Father’s Day Gift is Some Schmaltz and a Nice Song – Hearts Beat Loud

There are shades of two of my all-time favorite movies on display in the father/daughter musical dramedy, Hearts Beat Loud, directed by relative newcomer Brett Haley and starring Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons (Diggy from Dope). The first is High Fidelity, where John Cusack plays a wonderfully cynical record store owner who must discard his youthful flaws in … Continue reading Your Father’s Day Gift is Some Schmaltz and a Nice Song – Hearts Beat Loud

Sound, Fury, and Gory Shit, Still Signifying Nothing – Hereditary

There's an odd dichotomy these days when it comes to horror films. With very few notable exceptions like Get Out or A Quiet Place, audiences and critics tend to have almost polar opposite reactions to modern horror. If audiences like it, critics hate it, and vice versa. So too is the case with Hereditary, written and directed by … Continue reading Sound, Fury, and Gory Shit, Still Signifying Nothing – Hereditary