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  • Soapdish

    Soapdish

    ★★★½

    I enjoyed the hell out of Soapdish. Sally Field is deligtful.

  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★

    As filmmakers obsessed with his early work continue to ape his style, Terrence Malick has ventured beyond, reaching into territory that is stubbornly spiritual and anti-narrative. He eschews story conventions. He turns movie stars like Ben Affleck and Christian Bale into props, using them not for their acting but their broad shoulders that fill up the screen as ethereal women twirl around them. He has become his own genre and with experimental reveries like "To the Wonder" and "Knight of…

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  • The Meddler

    The Meddler

    ★★★★

    A delightful movie with an awful title. Were we supposed to think Susan Sarandon was meddling the whole time? It makes it sound like a wacky mother-daughter comedy about a nosy mother, when really it's a lovely portrait of a woman finding a second life in a new city after the death of her husband - the person who has defined her for most of her adult life. A nice companion to The Intern and I'll See You In My Dreams.

    Also, Rose Byrne's character is kind of the worst until the very end.

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★★★

    First film of 2016. Yes I'm ashamed I'd never seen it before, and yes I agree that it's one of the best ever made. Goddamn.