The first line of the synopsis of One of the Good Ones is that it’s a cross between The Hate U Give and Get Out. Well I blanked or forgot about the Get Out part by the time I got around to reading the arc because I was completely knocked for a loop in a … More Remember the Get Out Part
The Deathless Girls By: Kiran Millwood Hargrave Lil and Kizzy are twin sisters on the verge of their divining day (having their futures told) when they find their camp attacked by soldiers families killed and the survivors taken and forced into slavery. The twins find themselves working in the Boyar’s kitchen and learning that the … More A Story for the Deathless Girls
The Nightingale Directed By: Jennifer Kent The Nightingale is about a young Irish convict in 1825 Tasmania. She’s supposed to have been freed but the British soldier she works for is not about to let that happen. After a horrible act of violence Clare chases him and two other soldiers into the wild. In order … More The Nightingale: Revenge & Humanity
The Fallen Children By: David Owen Grade: B+ On night in London every single person in Midwich Tower falls into a deep sleep from which they cannot be woken. During that time four women (three of them high schoolers) are violated and quickly come to realize they are pregnant. And when I say quickly I … More Some Kids are Scary
Upgrade Directed By: Leigh Whannell Grade: B After a mugging a badly injured Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) agrees to take part in a top secret experiment and is implanted with a widget that is essentially like artificial intelligence. In Grey’s case it’s supposed to help him live a full life after his injuries what it … More What’s Your Threshold for a Trope?
the changeling By: Victor LaValle Grade: C+ Apollo is living the good life. A bookseller in New York he is over the moon about his new son chronicling his every moment until one day his seemingly irrational wife commits and unspeakable act and disappears sending Apollo off the rails and into a dark fairy-tale New … More The Changeling