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  • Southland Tales

    Southland Tales

    ★★★

    Southland Tales seems to strangely tell us more about the America of 2020 than it does the America of 2005 when it was made. Sure, it’s a bit of a mess, but you have to admire the ambition.

  • White Fire

    White Fire

    ★★

    What can you say about a movie in which a chainsaw fight segues seamlessly to a topless woman sunbathing on a powerboat and then a quick pan to the Blue Mosque, all before you hit the 20 minute mark?

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★

    I went in with no expectations and having read nothing about the movie – I wanted to be pleasantly surprised – but I have to say this film, for me, wasn’t very successful. I will try to avoid plot details, but some degree of spoiling is inevitable.

    First, to its credit, the new Suspiria more or less does its own thing. I was pleased to see that it wasn’t slavishly indebted to the original, nor did it try to copy…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ½

    I’m not looking forward to a repeat viewing of this documentary on how Joe Biden’s empire will come to a fiery end 3 months from now either.