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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★

    Michael Bay directs Neil deGrasse Tyson talking to Joe Rogan.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★

    I’ve got to split the difference on this one, as there are always two parts of me watching it. 

    As a piece of storytelling and film craft, Whiplash excels. The performances are fantastic, the direction and editing perfectly match and capture the intensity of the scenes, and the protagonist’s descent into a sort of madness is believable. There is one shot at the end, as our hero plays the big, improvised solo, of his father’s face taking it all in.…

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  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★★

    The Place Waaaaaay Beyond the Pines.

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ½

    Rap for white people who don’t like rap but love TED Talks. 

    Huge market.

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

    The only movie I’m willing to call perfect.

  • The Two Popes

    The Two Popes

    ★★★½

    Fighting the urge to write a joke review, as this wound up being both moving and compelling in ways that ohhhhhhhh fuck 2 Popes 2 Furious, Look Who's Talking Too Popes, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Popes, The Lord of the Rings: the Two Popes, Y Tu Popes Mama Tambien, Two Popes if by Sea, Two Popes and a Baby, Two Popes for the Money, Pope and Poperer: When Benedict Met Francis, Two and a Half Popes, Two Broke Popes,…