• The Whale

    The Whale


    Overall The Whale rehashes a lot of elements that Aronofsky visited previously with The Wrestler albeit a lot better over there. In either case the plot is centered around a physically and to a lesser extent emotionally broken man who is pushing himself towards his own death whilst struggling to reconnect with a daughter he abandoned in the process of chasing his dreams and desires.

    Compared to one another, Randy the Ram feels more three-dimensional whereas Charlie is a character…

  • Broker



    Kore-eda remains the king of the family drama, revisiting those structures and bonds that form this depicted household of choice. Considering that this is a family of misfits coming together as a unit not by blood but kinship, Beurokeo feels most reminiscent of Manbiki kazoku, maybe with a hint of Hana in there.

    Song Kang-ho is charming as ever but ultimately Beurokeo struggles for one with juggling too many subplots (the "crime syndicate" aspect really falls flat) that it didn't…

  • Big Daddy

    Big Daddy


    They wasted the good surprise on Adam Sandler…

  • Holy Spider

    Holy Spider


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

    What’s the point of not whipping him if you then hang him? I don’t get it.

  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock


    In a way this just feels like an extensive epilogue to Wrath of Khan – my "favorite" part is five minutes before the credits roll the Vulcan High Priestess emphasizes that McCoy could die from the fal-tor-pan procedure… yeah, right…

  • The Fugitive

    The Fugitive


    You can see why Gerard would lent himself as the lead in a spin-off sequel with his nonchalant attitude. Some of Kimble’s escapes from authorities seem a bit dubious but are fun nonetheless due to Ford’s natural charisma. On top of that you get some preponed Lost stunt casting. The movie runs a little too long though.

  • Dead & Buried

    Dead & Buried


    Don't get why Gillis is so daft compared to the other folks in Potters Bluff. Maybe the whole thing would've lent itself better as a Twilight Zone episode.

  • Q



    That Jimmy Quinn plot is way too front and center, as a result Michael Moriarty’s performance barely tolerable. Luring your enemies into Q’s lair is a neat idea but I would’ve preferred more of David Carradine and Richard Roundtree as no-nonsense cops. Overall the pacing is a bit slow, despite the film only running about 90 minutes.

  • Women Talking

    Women Talking


    If getting attacked is part of their daily routine it took them a while to talk about not getting attacked any more.

    Thematically surely an important issue, the execution wasn't really for me though. I would've preferred a more restrained focus akin to 12 Angry Men or Dogville, all those frolicking children in the corn scenes didn't really add much outside of pseudo-Malickisms.

    It's also bewildering that you pay Frances McDormand to be in your movie and then... just not use her.

  • Inferno



    I do find it intriguing how the focus in character shifts from Rose to Mark to Sara to Mark to Elise and back to Mark. Some beautifully haunting moments and sweet kills but overall not top-tier Argento.

  • Nightcrawler



    Most actors tend to just give the same performance every time the play a role, resorting to their individual looks, ticks and mannerisms. So I gotta commend Jake Gyllenhaal for actually acting her and delivering something different from his usual approach.

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs


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

    Entertaining enough but reaches a littler higher than it is tall for.

    I don't quite understand the resolution of the time loop. You would imagine that someone who breaks the loop disappears from it which would explain how Sarah knew her plan works once the goat is gone. But the mid-credits scene breaks that with Roy encountering a replacement version of Nyles. So how did Sarah know the plan works? Can she tell the difference between the original goat and its replacement?