• The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    While a bit slow at times, the performances, score, and cinematography carry the story forward. A wonderfully subtle, yet deep cutting film.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    A wonderfully meta film that plays up the rules of a new era. It's often brutal, yet always enjoyable. Definitely one of the best in the series.

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★★

    An emotional story infused with music that reminded me of John Carney's work. It features quality performances accompanied by some heartfelt moments that really bring the unique family dynamic into focus with beautiful results.

  • Old Henry

    Old Henry

    ★★★★

    Old Henry is one of the best westerns I've seen in some time. The acting and dialogue are fantastic, and it delivered something rather unexpected with its story. Well worth a watch.

  • The Beta Test

    The Beta Test

    ★★★½

    While it makes for a valid commentary with Jim Cummings once again delivering his unique brand of frantic performing, I don't feel as though it's his strongest work. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but it didn't carry the same level of heart and intrigue that his prior films did. However, Jim Cummings is still a writer and director whose work I will continue to eagerly anticipate. He's got a distinctive style with quality work in several genres. He's an exciting filmmaker to keep your eye on.

  • The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar

    ★★★

    While the film isn't outright terrible in any glaring way, it feels like the impeccable ingredients didn't quite come together the way they had hoped. There's a lot to like here, though it will struggle to be memorable months from now.

  • Black Friday

    Black Friday

    ★★½

    While it boasts some great creature effects and a quality cast, the end result is ultimately lackluster.

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★½

    Sean Baker is great at making slice of life character studies, and Simon Rex is amazing in the lead. Mikey is a despicable character, and the journey is dark, but it was an engaging film.

  • The Paper Tigers

    The Paper Tigers

    ★★★½

    A solidly entertaining martial arts dramedy that delivers some laughs with doses of heart in a unique mix of genres.

  • The Rescue

    The Rescue

    ★★★★

    A riveting, emotional story that highlights the power of human determination. It's stories like this that help reaffirm the good in mankind.

  • Hawkeye

    Hawkeye

    ★★★★

    An amazing series that gives Hawkeye some due respect in the MCU. One of my favorites from the Marvel Disney+ shows.

  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    ★★★

    While the film got a lot right with the look, feel, and nods to video game moments, it still wasn't great. The pacing was bad and it never felt scary beyond being creepy. I did love some of the casting, though many characters felt underutilized. A solid effort, but it could've been so much better.