Nocturnal Animals (2016)

movie poster Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Rating: 7 of 10 A dark and depressing story within a story, yet also triumphant and empowering. Synopsis: “An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.” (source) My thoughts: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS will resonate most …

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Arrival (2016)

movie poster Arrival (2016)

Rating: 10 of 10 At whatever point you’re at in your life right now, if given the opportunity, would you do it all over again? You’d experience all the highs, every low, the moments of pure bliss, and the situations you didn’t think you’d survive. Synopsis: “When mysterious spacecraft touch …

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I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

movie poster I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

Rating: 7 of 10 An insouciant thriller that’s more character study than edge-of-your-seat, whodunit. Synopsis: “Sixteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver is not a serial killer—but he has all the makings of one. Keeping his homicidal tendencies and morbid obsessions with death and murder in check is a constant struggle that only …

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Equals (2015)

movie poster Equals (2015)

Rating: 7 of 10 Feelings complicate just about everything in life. So what would happen if people permanently suppressed their emotions? Everyone would function as thought-based beings motivated by logical actions and rational behaviors. The result of which would be widespread peace and harmony, right? Synopsis: “Kristen Stewart and Nicholas …

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The Invitation (2015)

movie poster The Invitation (2015)

Rating: 8 of 10 A slow-burn psychological thriller, during which you might predict one, or maybe even two of the twists, but the ending will leave you breathless. Synopsis: “A haunted man attending a dinner party at the house he once called home becomes gripped with paranoia that his ex-wife …

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The Lobster (2015)

movie poster The Lobster (2015)

Rating: 8 of 10 Part satire, part fable, and most definitely not for everyone. This weird little gem of a sci-fi/ fantasy movie will charm the hearts of its target audience. Synopsis: “THE LOBSTER is a blackly funny love story set in a near future where finding love is a …

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