Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ Channels a Daymare in a Poppy Field While Processing Grief

Just over four years ago, I lost my father in a freak accident. We did not have the best relationship, but it was one that had come a long way in the months immediately before. When you lose someone without notice, without warning, and seemingly without cause, it gnaws at you. Death can plunge you … Continue reading Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ Channels a Daymare in a Poppy Field While Processing Grief

Review: ‘Mowgli’ Proves We Don’t Need Another Adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book’

As Shere Khan shimmies through the jungle, you can feel his aura in every inch of the frame. Voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, the infamous tiger proved to be a physically intimidating creature once more. With an added limp, this depiction of the character is violent, dark, and a bloodthirsty creature. The journey into darkness and death … Continue reading Review: ‘Mowgli’ Proves We Don’t Need Another Adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book’