mother!- I liked this a lot. Aronofsky is a great director, and he shows some great talent here. It's an obvious metaphor that goes to insane extremes, but I thought it was well done. All the actors did fantastic (especially Javier Bardem, who's just amazing). I really did enjoy this a lot although I do dislike how obvious the metaphor is. I prefer a metaphorical film like Eraserhead that works not only as a story but could also be a metaphor for many things. IT- I have a long past with the TV Movie and the Novel. Long story short- TV Movie traumatized me at 6 years old. I read the book in high school to overcome that fear. So, I had high expectations for IT. I had been following it since Muschietti (director of True Detective S1 and Beasts of No Nation) was signed up. I'm still sad that he dropped out since his vision looked far superior to the film we have. Nonetheless, it's a good movie. Everything with the kids (which came from Muschietti's script) is great. We are able to relate to them, and the 1980s atmosphere works great. It's amazing when a cast of kid actors is so good (Eddie, Richie, and Beverly were standouts). I thought Bill Skarsgard did great as Pennywise (he's no Tim Curry, but, honestly, who is?). The issue came with the scares. Everything was so predictable and was accompanied by a LOUD NOISE. The CGI was horrendous, and I was simply not scared. I prefer the 1950s clown to a victorian "SCARY" clown. There's something creepy about a kid's clown being the literal embodiment of evil. It's all beneath that greasepaint and painted smile (painted with a red so dark, it has to be blood). Still, for a studio mandated medium budget horror movie, it was quite good. I'd recommend it. It's just that it isn't scary (in fact, my theater was laughing a lot). Ingrid Goes West- This is one of the best films I've seen this year. My expectations were low, but it's the first film I've seen that truly gets social media. Social media is such an important facet of this current time, but we never really have gotten a good film specifically about it. This is just a great movie more than anything though. Aubrey Plaza is just amazing here and sells every scene. Overall, I just loved all the points and arguments within the film; I just loved it.