Movie Reviews

Avatar, 2009 – ★★★★½

The IMAX 3d version of this is literally A DIFFERENT THING. I loved this when it first came out, and then seeing it in subsequent years on tv or streaming, it just didn’t...

Hustle, 2022 – ★★★★

Jeremiah Zagar and Adam Sandler give us a grounded and detailed look behind the curtain of professional basketball in one of the better sports films of the last few years. Sandler shines as Stanley Sugarman,...

Nightmare Alley, 2021 – ★★★½

In Nightmare Alley, the scope and suspense of 1940s Noir is lovingly represented. Del Toro’s dark, sprawling film delivers gorgeous frames, showcases fearsome performances, yet sometimes feels constrained by its classic influences.

King Richard, 2021 – ★★★

Even among an amazing ensemble of performances, Will Smith stuns as the titular patriarch of champions. Reinaldo Marcus Green crafts a fun and inspiring tennis ride, just don't expect it to break new ground or transcend its genre.

The Tragedy of Macbeth, 2021 – ★★★★½

Joel Coen’s take on the Shakespeare classic is efficient, minimal and thunderous. Forgoing any attempts to expand upon the story and instead simply showcasing it.

The Power of the Dog, 2021 – ★★★★½

Jane Campion’s simmering portrait of repression on a ranch in Montana is an absolute triumph. Never has the expansive West felt so utterly claustrophobic.

Red Notice, 2021 – ★½

Red Notice is a series of art heists, where treasured properties from years past are replaced with a very shiny yet cheap replica.

tick, tick…BOOM!, 2021 – ★★★

Andrew Garfield absolutely soars in the adaptation of Jonathan Larson's semi-autobiographical production. Unfortunately, Lin Manuel Miranda’s ode to musical theatre, while boldly and affectionately told, often becomes too self-indulgent. Heavy on emotion, but light...

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