#78 Film in 2019: The Farewell

6.5/10 Based on a fascinating true story, “The Farewell” is at its best when we get up close and personal with the relationships this film establishes, particularly between a granddaughter (Awkwafina) and her grandmother (Shuzhen Zhao). Where this film falters is when director Lulu Wang wastes time on moments for stylistic purposes but don’t forward … Continue reading #78 Film in 2019: The Farewell

#73 Film in 2019: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

7/10 Based off of a book series comprised of…scary stories, this film mostly achieves what it sets out to do and is a surprisingly fun time at the theater. Before I get into what worked with this film, let’s start with what didn’t. Despite having the word “scary” in its title, this film isn’t very … Continue reading #73 Film in 2019: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark