The Gift (2015)

A fascinating thriller with three strong performances leading the way. Edgerton is the real draw here (both in performance and direction). Very engaging. I’m unsure what I think of the third act, but Edgerton definitely handles the escalation in a way that never lets up. I give it three unasked-for gifts, and a pool full…

Crimson Peak (2015)

A resplendent and gorgeous Gothic-styled film. Those looking for a deep and meaningful story, or a terrifying horror, might be disappointed, but on its own terms, the film works fantastically. I found it delightful. The story is very, very thin, but the film is such a visual treat that I was rarely bothered (and the…