December 12, 2018

December 9, 2018

  • Review

    3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    My Cousin Rachel (2017, Roger Michell)

    Gothic romance/thriller with Rachel Weisz sounded like a good idea, but it didn’t really grab me as I’d hoped. Maybe too faithful to the original?

December 8, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Happy As Lazzaro (2018, Alice Rohrwacher)

    This made me very happy. Other than the fact it was artsy, I didn’t know anything about this when I watched it, and that made it even better because I had no idea where it was going to go at any given moment.

December 1, 2018

November 24, 2018

November 21, 2018

  • Review

    3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935, Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke)

    I get nostalgic for times long before I was born.

November 18, 2018

  • Review

    2.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    2010 (1984, Peter Hyams)

    Man, this really didn’t age well. Almost everything predictive about it is dramatically wrong.

November 17, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017, Martin McDonagh)

    The acting, directing, cinematography – most everything about this movie was ace. But I wasn’t really happy with the horrible racist people being redeemed. It felt like the wrong year for that.

  • Review

    4.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)

    This was loads of fun. Anthologies are generally hit and miss, but I liked every one of these old-timey western stories. And Tom Waits as the old prospector was an absolute stunner.

    I keep wanting to call it The Ballad of Lester Scruggs though, because Foggy Mountain Boys.

November 13, 2018

  • Review

    3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Logan Lucky (2017, Steven Soderbergh)

    Dumb people heist movies are a nice antidote to super-genius heist movies. Soderbergh does both well. This started out amazing but lost it’s way toward the end.

November 11, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Gaslight (1944, George Cukor)

    First time watching this classic for me. I’d been talking to the girls about the origins of the modern term “gaslighting” and realized I hadn’t seen the movie myself.

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.

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.