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  • Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

    Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

    ★★½

    I wish I could say I was without remorse watching this. Michael B. Jordan has the chops to be an action lead and he’s my baby, but this is not it. He's very mediocre with a few tiny bright spots sprinkled in. Though the entire production reeks of mediocrity, so it doesn’t come as a big surprise.

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    It doesn’t even function as a mindless action movie because the editing, pacing and screenplay are absolute garbage. It’s impossible to follow the nonsense “plot.”  There needed to be a lot more violence (and better action editing) and a lot less painful character work. This needs to go back to 2005 where it belongs.

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  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★½

    It's a film that doesn't show all that's on its mind right away. It takes its time to tell something meaningful about humanity and war. The photography is absolutely stunning. It's easy to see Kubrick's precise direction. It's some of his best work. The execution scene gave me chills. The drums beating loudly, building up that abrupt crescendo is tension out the wazoo. Douglas is fantastic. I've only seen him in this and Ace in the Hole, but the man…

  • American Sniper

    American Sniper

    American Sniper is a big pile of exploitive garbage that panders to its viewers with some of the most blatant ethnocentrism. America saves and destroys faceless Muslims for 2+ hours. It exploits patriotism and offers no depth to anything. Eastwood knows Americans will buy this as long as it's in the guise of patriotism. Although calling this patriotic is a joke. It's glorification of violence and America. We are better than everyone else. We are heroes. It's a disingenuous cash-grab.…