Category: ★


Loveless ★

Loveless is the kind of feel-bad drama that gives you no release. It focuses on a crumbling marriage that is in such bad shape that not even the well-being of their twelve-year-old son can bringRead Full Review


Victoria & Abdul ★

English film director Stephen Frears is one of the most dependable filmmakers in the world. In the 80’s and 90’s he made slick, provocative films like My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liasons and The Grifters. In the early 2000’s,Read Full Review


A Quiet Passion ★

What can I say about A Quiet Passion except that when I wasn’t bored into distraction, I was asleep. Star ratings aside, I don’t feel like any review I write about this film would be fairRead 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


The Girl on the Train ★

Paula Hawkins’ novel The Girl on the Train is the kind of not-very-good pulp fiction that is capable of making a very good movie. The book was packaged as a sort of further reading suggestion forRead Full Review


Café Society ★

Woody Allen has finally achieved a complete separation between his films and reality, and his films now only exist in that ulterior universe. To the degree that Woody Allen movies are bad, they’re usually badRead Full Review


Independence Day: Resurgence ★

Roland Emmerich has destroyed the world on so many occasions, and in such a wide scope of ways, that it’s hard to remember just how groundbreaking his 1996 film Independence Day really was. Hollywood had beenRead Full Review


The Revenant ★

There’s an aspect of The Revenant that is really beautiful. Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu collaborated here with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who’s already one of the greatest DP’s in history. This is their second time working togetherRead Full Review