Review: Funny Games (2007)

While weighing whether I would make a trip to the theater to see Lars Von Trier's latest (The House that Jack Built), I came across a review the mentioned Michael Haneke's Funny Games. After reading a short summary of what Funny Games was about and watching its excellent trailer, I decided to skip Von Trier in favor of something…

Review: Vox Lux (2018)

Last night, I drove to a theater 40 minutes away to watch Natalie Portman's latest film, Vox Lux. Directed by Brady Corbet, whose first film The Childhood of a Leader received almost universal acclaim, Vox Lux does not shy away from controversy. Though this review won't purposely include spoilers, there are certain aspects of the film that can't be discussed…