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  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★★½

    Vince Gilligan perfected television, but I guess he just had to come back and show film how it's done too.

    I was apprehensive about a story taking place after Breaking Bad, for the same reason any sequel or spin-off to greatness makes me nervous, but in five minutes it was obvious there was no reason to worry. I had Breaking Bad back: and then, just under two hours later, I was saying goodbye again, and it was as bittersweet as…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

    "REMEMBER? Remembering's dangerous. I find the past such a worrying, anxious place....notice the hideously bloated sense of humanity's importance. The club-footed social conscience and the withered optimism. It's certainly not for the squeamish, is it? Most repulsive of all, are its frail and useless notions of order and sanity. If too much weight is placed upon them...they snap. Who can blame them, in a word as psychotic as this? Any other response would be crazy!"

    That's The Joker, in Alan…

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  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★★½

    I saw this with a group of friends I've known since I was five. It was special, like it always was when we see each other, for exactly the same reason that makes Stephen King's It one of the great masterworks of modern literature: there is an unusual, amazing, powerful bond forged in childhood friendships which, while never said out loud, is quite unlike anything else. Because It isn't a story about a scary clown called Pennywise, not really: It…

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★

    INT. MARVEL STUDIOS- DAY.

    KEVIN: Hey Dave, you whipped up those post credits scenes to set up Avengers 4 yet?

    DAVE: Sure have, Kev! People are gonna love 'em! By the way, what movie are these going with?

    KEVIN (pauses, blank): ...

    EXEC #3: Hey, what about Bug Boy? He hasn't shown up in a while.

    KEVIN (chuckles): People love Ant-Man! Such fun.

    DAVE: Genius! Another home run.

    EXEC #3: I like it. Do we have a story?

    DAVE (giggling):…