It Comes at Night (2017)

A well-executed drama/horror more interested in how people grapple with the fear of the sort of horrific things horror films tend to focus on, than those actual threats and horrors themselves. The characters are well-defined and the script (and cast) do good work making every player’s position understandable at all times – nobody is the…

Wonder Wheel (2017)

“Wonder Wheel” has some fantastic lighting and while a lot of the film’s scenes are staged perhaps overly theatrically, the locations are always inviting. The highlight of the film are the long takes where the entire colour scheme slowly shifts across the frame, as the capable cast continue their performances. Even a cast as capable…

The Florida Project (2017)

A sleepy, loose two hours in the world of a child in a hilariously garish motel near the economic edge of Disneyworld in Florida. It unfolds as a stream of consciousness day-to-day of a child’s carefree life in the American summer break. There’s not much in the way of plot, or motivations, or character arcs,…