Lights Out movie still (2016)

Lights Out: A Thrilling Metaphor About Living with Depression

Lights Out is one of those rare summer horror movies that isn’t complete garbage. Mind you, it’s predictable because it follows the jump-scare horror movie formula, utilizes lazy exposition to describe the origins of its monster, and occasionally veers into the melodramatic with its acting. But the story of Lights Out isn’t just some “Oh, no! A scary ghost who only appears when it’s dark at night!” Nope. It’s a surprisingly deep representation of what it’s like living with depression and how it hurts the people around you. Continue reading “Lights Out: A Thrilling Metaphor About Living with Depression”

Hugh Jackman in Prisoners

Prisoners Doesn’t Live Up to Its Hype

A word of caution. Just because a trailer touts a list of actors with “Academy Award winner” or “Academy Award nominee” attributes doesn’t mean the film is going to be Oscar-worthy. In fact, it often means the production company is trying to bait unsuspecting viewers into thinking this movie is way better than it actually is. Which brings me to PrisonersContinue reading “Prisoners Doesn’t Live Up to Its Hype”