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  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    ★★★★½

    About the best semi tongue-in-cheek pastiche I’ve seen outside of a Tarantino film. The plot’s convoluted, but brilliant fun. And it’s got a loaded and great looking cast. Danny DeVito FTW!

    Its portrayal of police corruption covers so much ground too. There’s a strong dose of race relations. And there’s organized crime within the force, political bribery, politics of the force itself, PR management, and honest portrayals of both the problematic, yet understandable existence of the brotherhood of cops and…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    What an odd little movie!

    Put this on at 11 o’clock at night and finished up without much of a problem around 1:30 in the morning. A rarity for me, as most movies put me asleep by 10:00.

    Beautiful color palette, location and lighting with lots of wide shots and great pacing to show all of this off. And in its wide shots, the background is always moving in a calm serene manner. The vibe and visual relationship is one…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    With The Force Awakens, part of the appeal of watching it now (a day after its wide release) is the experience of seeing it with a crowded theatre that’s been anticipating this for years. So it’s a surreal and nostalgic experience. And as a lifelong Star Wars fan, it’s just great to be able to have a brand new enjoyable Star Wars experience that feels more like the Star Wars that we all know and love than the previous three…

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★½

    It's magic.