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  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    ★★★

    Director: Guy Ritchie
    Starring: Hugh Grant, Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Dockery, Henry Golding, Charlie Hunnam
    About: An American-born, London-based gangster wants to go clean and sell his lucrative marijuana business, but of course it's not as easy as that. His potential buyer wants to lower the price he's willing to pay and a tabloid PI also wants to get his stake in the game.
    Standout scene: Michelle Dockery, her Louboutins and a paperweight gun steal the show. British rapper Bugzy Malone…

  • Colette

    Colette

    ★★½

    Director: Wash Westmoreland
    Starring: Keira Knightley, Dominic West
    About: The real-life story of Colette, the French author who’s husband published her stories under his name to become famous and wealthy. 
    Standout scene: The switch-back of adultery between husband and wife with the same woman. 
    Liked: The gumption Colette eventually develops and how Keira Knightley plays it.
    Disliked: Dominic West’s beard. 
    Recommend: Yeah, sure, why not.

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  • Minding the Gap

    Minding the Gap

    ★★★★★

    This film! It’s about 3 friends who share a love of skateboarding, in a small town in middle America. They also share something else. A history of, or with, abuse.
    While there are some poetic scenes of friends gliding on pipes, ledges and curbs in and around Rockford, Illinois, it’s about so much more than skateboarding. Just like with running (the hobby I've taken up), it’s the why behind the activity that makes it more poignant. Filmmaker Bing Liu has…