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Review: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Excerpt: “The quirky tone and whimsical elements of [The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet] are the perfect juxtaposition to the heaping piles of pathos that are in every cell (sometimes front and center, sometimes waiting just beneath the surface) of this film, waiting to ooze out of every scene like sap from a tree. Does that make this film sappy? At times it is a little overdone and verging on Lifetime special. There is the occasional heavy-handed use of sentiment, but thanks to cast, it comes off as more sincere than soppy most of the time.”

RATING: ★★★★★★★ (7/10 stars)

To read the rest of my review, visit The Young Folks.

Review: “Poltergeist” Is Haunted By Its Past

Excerpt: Poltergeist has too many skeletons in the closet, but unfortunately none of them add up to a particularly scary film. Despite the great talent and even greater source material, this film came off as a shallow phantom of its former self. Sometimes the ghosts of the past are too much to live up to in the present. With how unambitious this corpse of a film is, it would have been better if it had remained buried.

RATING: ★★★ (3/10 stars)

To read my full review, go to The Young Folks