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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    All the astronauts in Ad Astra, except for Major Roy McBride, openly acknowledge their belief in G-d; he's the only one who doesn't pray when they lift-off. In this occupation, maybe religion makes sense: maybe you can only explain the things that you see through the belief that a higher power created them. But McBride is so inside his own head that none of the gargantuan entities he flies by hold any cosmic reveals for his psyche; he goes up…

  • The Peanut Butter Falcon

    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    I'm not sure if there's any real character development in this, but it's a pleasure to see something where the last act really works. I think I'm becoming a Dakota Johnson fan!

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  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    I really hope Bill Hader makes a kickass season of Barry with this paycheck.

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    The title of Tarantino’s 9th film is not only an homage to films of the past that it holds as influences and references; it’s also a signifier that Once Upon a Time is a three-hour fairy tale. This Hollywood is one devoid of the bad side of drugs and alcohol, one that pays no heed to sex and affairs, and one that doesn’t really care about greed and capital. It’s a movie about people who love movies and are driven…