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  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★★★½

    May we all bow down to the goddess that is Jennifer Lopez! JLo’s mesmerizing turn in Lorene Scafaria’s smart, sexy, and fascinating "Hustlers" is the role that many of us long-time fans have been waiting for.

    "Hustlers" doesn’t hit many wrong notes. Opening with a gorgeous Paul Thomas Anderson-esque one-shot introduces us to Constance Wu’s newbie stripper, Destiny, and the flashy milieu where she scrapes out a living in mid-aughts New York City. Destiny is a single mom and sole…

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    **Possible Spoilers**

    Quentin Tarantino’s latest sees the director indulging in his affection for the Hollywood of his early youth, and the result is an enormously entertaining, fantastically performed consideration of love, loss, and the uncertainly of the future.

    One will immediately notice that the most impressive attribute of "Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood" ("OUATIH") is the production itself: the painstaking and uncanny manners in which Tarantino redresses modern Hollywood to recreate 1969 Hollywood. In a film like "OUATIH," setting and…