Month: March 2017


T2 Trainspotting ★★

In the last decade, Danny Boyle has become quite the sentimentalist. T2 Trainspotting is an exercise in nostalgia unlike any I’ve ever seen. The film is more successful as a run of fan-service vignettes designed toRead Full Review


Personal Shopper ★★★

The movie stardom of Kristen Stewart is a fascinating to examine. She’s spent this decade taking down the image of Twilight‘s Bella role by role, challenging herself as a performer again and again. Olivier Assayas’ Personal ShopperRead Full Review


Kong: Skull Island ★★½

The cinematic success of this seemingly endless diet of Hollywood recycling really depends on the degree to which these projects choose to have fun. There are moments when Kong: Skull Island realizes that, and when itRead Full Review


John Wick: Chapter 2 ★

The biggest plot hole in these John Wick films is that people continue to challenge his willful capacity for violence and carnage. We all know how this story is going to end, so why don’t these otherRead Full Review


Get Out ★★

The opening sequence in Jordan Peele’s directorial debut is a powerful, single shot. A young man (played by Lakeith Stanfield) walks the dark, quiet streets of a seemingly calm suburb. Before long he’s being followedRead Full Review


The LEGO Batman Movie ★★½

Christopher Nolan’s Batman films aged incredibly fast. The shine had hardly faded from The Dark Knight‘s Oscar win before many were lining up to knock that film’s follow-up, The Dark Knight Rises, with claims of pompous pretension,Read Full Review