Netflix continues to up its production game with The Haunting of Hill House. If you're looking for a spooky show based in terror, with a strong dramatic narrative, you'll be hard pressed to find a better alternative. Well-developed, broken characters compliment a script that ties up its loose ends, a rarity in the horror genre. … Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House + Bent-Neck Lady Tea
Who Is America? is a hacktastic chronicle of our postmodern reality. In the same vain as Nathan For You, Sacha Baron Cohen takes social awkwardness to a horrifying and hysterical extension. Baron Cohen's ridiculous characters and his unwitting participants' reactions are cry-laugh inducing. At the same time he points out the corruption that pervades our … Continue reading Who Is America? + Limonana
Stanley Kubrick changed a fundamental element in Jack Torrance's personality for his screen adaption of The Shining : the man's preferred drink. Bourbon on the rocks is a solid go-to drink, however, in Stephen King's mind Torrance was a martini guy. In both renditions Torrance gave up drinking. For those who love a stiff cocktail, The Shining … Continue reading The Shining + Redrum Gin Martini
Blessed Evening Recipe [Ingredients] 1/2 blood orange, juiced 1 lime, juiced 1.5 oz shot gin 5 fresh mint leaves 5 oz seltzer water [Directions] Muddle the mint. Add Gin and fruit juices. Shake. Top with seltzer. Praise be you don't live in Gilead!
The Florida Project is social commentary I cannot re-watch with abandon, like Get Out. There's little comedic refreshment, the pacing is sluggish, and as for the plot, there isn't much of one. The Florida Project's hyperrealistic atmosphere is what makes the film intoxicating. Often Hollywood whitewashes poverty or worse, romanticizes it. There's several reasons the cycle … Continue reading The Florida Project + Orange Pineapple Strawberry Daiquiri
The Killing of a Sacred Deer is deeply unsettling. The film pulls at the deep philosophical conundrums of life by placing the protagonist in an unwinnable situation. Don't expect it to give you any answers to the questions it raises, but what it will give you is a night of insomnia. The Murphy's house goes … Continue reading The Killing of a Sacred Deer + Jäger Bomb