Belfast, 2021 – ★★★★½

"Belfast" is Kenneth Branagh's heartfelt tribute to the communal power of cinema. It features stellar performances and serves as a tender portrait of a violent period in Irish history. Buddy is an exuberant boy who...

Eternals, 2021 – ★½

Eternals is an absolutely gorgeous and technically masterful film, which makes that fact that I found it completely vapid, clumsy, and lifeless all the more heartbreaking. Warning: this film did not land for me at...

Dune, 2021 – ★★★★½

Dune is an epic and sweeping triumph that shows that patient, contemplative blockbusters can still be financially successful. The first thing that stands out about Dune is the sheer scope of it all. I don't...

Last Night in Soho, 2021 – ★★★★

Last Night In Soho is a colorful, groovy, manic episode that wears its influences all over its fancy pink sleeves. When a precocious old soul goes to London to study fashion, she is haunted by...

The Last Duel, 2021 – ★★★★

Ridley Scott's "The Last Duel" is a gorgeous, brutal medieval tale told from three differing perspectives. It is brilliantly directed and highlights the importance of communication, nuance, and context. Unfortunately, some of its cruel...

Lamb, 2021 – ★★★

Valdimar Jóhannsson crafts a beautifully haunting dark fable in rural Iceland. I just wish it had more to say. A24's Lamb opens during a blizzard in the Icelandic countryside as an unseen threat disrupts a...

No Time to Die, 2021 – ★★★★½

Daniel Craig's bombastic swan song is as big and electric as any film in this storied franchise. This is, for my money, the best directed film I have seen all year. I have followed Cary...

The Guilty, 2021 – ★★★★

In "The Guilty" Jake Gyllenhaal stars in one of my favorite niche subgenres, the Solo Chamber Movie. Its mainly one actor, and one location, and some kind of communication device. I don't know what...

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