• The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★

    Denzel hasn’t had this much swagger in years. Frances McDormand kills it. I loved all the visuals and sounds. The sets reminded me of those from a lot of 1920s genre films with their blatant artificiality and stark lines that create such a carefully constructed atmosphere. Shakespeare’s dialogue will never fully be my jam, but this is about as close as it gets.

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★½

    The Carol reunion we’ve all been clamoring for.

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★★

    Simon Rex could do no better as Mikey Saber. A scene near the end where most of the supporting cast are yelling at him to shut up is the perfect denial of Mikey's greatest weapon - his mouth. That mouth runs all movie in different ways, carefully manipulating the people whose lives he just shows up in and runs through. What a fun character study.

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★½

    An intriguing first half with a second half that took twice as long as it needed. Got a kick out of the soundtrack and cartoonish accents. Al Pacino knows what he’s doing.

  • Braindead

    Braindead

    ★★★½

    This has got some all-timer comedic horror scenes. Too bad it was slightly let down by the far too long climax.

  • Little Murders

    Little Murders

    ★★★½

    This needs more exposure because it’s too damn funny to be ignored.

  • Red Notice

    Red Notice

    ★★½

    A less iconic National Treasure that gets some brownie points for at least being self aware. Points lost for not starring Nic Cage. I had an ok time.

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★

    A well made piece capturing the presumed mental state of Princess Diana during that whole scandal. Not going for an accurate portrait, but instead offers a critical eye on the suffocating idiocy of royal tradition. Looks good, sounds good, is good.

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★

    Mike Mills always gets me with the realness. I was a little unsure about the heavy handedness of the interviews, but in the end I landed on liking the whole structure. Joaquin Phoenix and the child actor Woody Norman were excellent as the film’s focus.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★½

    All style. Distasteful substance. A promising first 20 minutes let down by a very questionable script.

  • River's Edge

    River's Edge

    The epitome of a feel-bad movie

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★

    Raw was a miss for me. Titane more than delivered. Loved the balance of thrilling violence, body horror, and the quieter buildup of father-son bonding. An all-around aesthetically pleasing film with very amusing surprises.