• 3:10 to Yuma

    3:10 to Yuma


    This movie reminds me why I like Westerns. Little did my 10 year old self know that 2007 was THE year for them. No Country, There Will Be Blood, yata yata Jesse James yata yata yata.

    Good plot, meaningful twists, always on-beat. I need to watch the 1957 version to fully appreciate this.

  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight


    My aunt came to Thanksgiving with Ocean's Eight and Overboard in tow, which — to my horror — meant we had to watch one of them. But to all those who warned me about OE, let me say it was not, it was not, it most definitely was not Overboard.

    More positively, this was not the dumpster fire you all made it seem. I enjoyed it. Daniel Pemberton's score was excellent, especially his use of bass. Sarah Edwards's costume design…

  • Lean on Pete

    Lean on Pete


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A deeply sad but beautifully hopeful film. I’ve never experienced the death of a close family member, or homelessness, or the deep insecurity that must come with being abandoned by seemingly everyone and everything in your life. But like any good coming-of-age story, Lean On Pete reminds you that our journeys, while different in substance, share so much in their essential nature. Every aching second of this film reminded me of what life was like when I was 15 —…