October 31, 2018

October 28, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    You Were Never Really Here (2017, Lynne Ramsay)

    Intense doesn’t begin to describe it. I thought less of it immediately after watching than I did as time went on. As with most challenging films, it takes a bit of analysis and maybe reading a few reviews to get a sense of what you actually saw. Recommended for the adventurous.

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Lake Success (Gary Shteyngart, 2018)
    One of Shteyngart’s best. Takes the madness of modern living and makes it personal, and manic, and funny.

October 18, 2018

October 15, 2018

October 13, 2018

  • Review

    3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Black Panther (2018, Ryan Coogler)

    One of the better superhero films of late, but I’m not a fan of the genre. In any case, I love the afro-futurism and it was wonderful seeing so many strong black actors playing positive characters that are far less frequent in Hollywood than they should be.

October 12, 2018

October 10, 2018

October 6, 2018

October 5, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    The Stars Are Legion (Kameron Hurley,
    This was mind-blowing. One of my favorites of the last year.

  • Review

    3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    808 (2015, Alex Dunn)

    This documentary about a drum machine was a major rush for me. The classic 808 sounds unpin so much of the music I listened to in the eighties and beyond. It’s rather bizarre – particularly since most of those sounds came from people using the device in ways its inventors never anticipated – much like AutoTune.

  • Review

    2.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    The Endless (2017, Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson)

    They were going for something here. I’m not sure they made it. Or I didn’t get it.

October 4, 2018