Annabelle Creation

Annabelle Creation was pretty fun. The theater I saw it in was packed for the Thursday night showing. The crowd was excited and scared pretty easily. These are great experiences for the theater going experience that you cant always get at home.

Now the movie itself has rapid fire scares over it’s two hour runtime. The scares mostly consist of jump and audible scares, but Annabelle sneaks a few true terror scenes in from time to time. I enjoyed this enough to justify seeing it in theaters and would give Annabelle Creations 3/5.

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The Coen Bros. Marathon

Over the last two weeks I embarked on the pleasure to marathon the entire Coen Bros. directorial filmography. The Brothers Coen, are some of my favorite filmmakers around.

My rankings for the complete Coen Filmography.

  1. No Country for Old Men
  2. Fargo
  3. Inside Llewyn Davis
  4. The Big Lebowski
  5. True Grit
  6. Barton Fink
  7. O’ Brother Where Art Thou
  8. Hail Caesar
  9. A Serious Man
  10. Blood Simple
  11. The Man Who Wasn’t There
  12. Raising Arizona
  13. Burn After Reading
  14. The Hudsucker Proxy
  15. Intolerable Cruelty
  16. Millers Crossing
  17. The Lady Killers

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower is not as bad as the reviews are saying, but it is not good by an means at all.  I liked Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey quite a bit at times, but the overall story is confusing for fans of The Dark Tower books and non fans alike. The movie is entertaining and has good parts, such as the two leads and some of the action scenes.I’m glad it was 95 minutes. 2.5/5 stars

 

The Birth of a Nation 

The Birth of a Nation was as powerful as it was a great film. Writer, director, producer, and actor Nate Parker has made the best film of the year and I encourage all fans of film or great story telling to go see the film in cinemas. At times the movie reminds me of a Terrence Malick film with the beauty of the hairs and imagery. It will be a shame if Nate Parker does not receive some recognition at this year’s Oscars for multiple roles durring the production of this fine film. 

3.5/5

The Neon Demon 

Nicolas Winding Refen’s modern day fairy tale, The Neon Demon is truly one of this year’s most ambitious and most beautifully shot films. The cinematography is stunning. The shots he achieves are gorgeous and horrifyingly all wrapped up in this two hour drama. The film is at its core about how innocence and beauty are consumed by ambition and narcissism. 4/5 

The best films of the year so far 

Here at Silver Screen Fiends I watch a lot of film ! Jos means I wee’s through the good, the bad, and the ugly throughout the year. My favorite films of the year so far are. 

The Magnificant Seven 


The Lobster


The Witch


Zootopia


Midnight Special


10 Cloverfield Lane 


The Shallows