Thoroughbreds Review

This film, Thoroughbreds, gives us another look into the minds of cold-hearted, shallow, and borderline sociopath teenagers as they find meaning in their young lives while finding out their identity. Think Heathers or Alpha Dog in the sense that these young adults have no reality of the consequence to their actions. Told in a dark comedy format, writer Cory Finley (Sauna) in his directorial debut brings us a film that showed tons of promise but even packed with great acting and an interesting plot didn’t quite pass the finish line with a theme or meaning to the film.

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This dark and somewhat disturbing movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) Lily, and Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) Amanda, who is phenomenal in this movie. Cooke was great in Bates Motel but she takes it to another level with this one. Anya I am starting to become a little bit obsessed with. Whether I like the movie she is in or not, every time I see her on screen she just keeps my attention. Both women are wonderful actress. They play former besties who drifted apart as they got older but suddenly cross paths again and believe they can help each other out with devising a plan of execution to Lily’s overbearing and creepy at times step-father.

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Movie Review: Split

M. Night “What a twist” Shyamalan is back!

Let me just go on record, in case I haven’t before in any of my postings that I enjoy watching M. Night Shyamalan movies all the time. Good or bad I always admire his unique ways of storytelling from his original works and for a while there, he always manages to surprise me with something that was written and played out on film in front of me that I didn’t see before. That comes with great skill in writing and direction. 

Yelling, “WHAT, WOW, I can’t believe it.” at the end of the movie and I found myself still shaking after leaving the theatre because of how shocked I was. 

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