• Lovers Rock

    Lovers Rock

    ★★★★★

    Transcendent

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    ★★★½

    Great performances. Boseman and Davis are as good as advertised. August Wilson's play translates on the page to a strong script, though the source material of a stage play makes it feel constrained at times, especially when Boseman feels like he's going to burst out of the story he's in (which now saying it - might be the point and a plus).
    I could have used more Davis.

  • Mr. Holland's Opus

    Mr. Holland's Opus

    ★★★

    Dreyfus is excellent. The film has a couple solid moments, but otherwise most of it doesn't land with much zip. A few moments that do hit emotionally

  • Tiger

    Tiger

    ★★★

    Decent. Nothing groundbreaking, but spending three hours watching a legend do that he does best is a good way to spend one's time.

  • Margaret

    Margaret

    ★★★★★

    Watched the 149 minute version on HBO, and now want to see the director's cut.
    Another strong story about death and grieving. I appreciate the honesty in the conversations. There are small moments where I was thrown off as a character responded differently than a traditional film character. I can't pinpoint a particular one now, but I felt characters' reactions and responses were closer to real life encounters than what is often portrayed in film.

  • Richard Jewell

    Richard Jewell

    ★★

    A couple good performances but not much else.

  • Smiles of a Summer Night

    Smiles of a Summer Night

    ★★★★½

    Quick wits, memorable barbs and discussions, and a good mixture of dislike toward the human race and still finding hopeful moments - though how long they last one the movie ends does not seem long.

  • Foreign Correspondent

    Foreign Correspondent

    ★★★★★

    Excellent.
    Umbrellas, windmills, plane shot down, tower scene - stellar shots and set pieces.
    Tight, snappy dialogue

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ★★★★

    Format: Disney+

  • The Watermelon Woman

    The Watermelon Woman

    ★★★½

    Format: Criterion Channel

  • Sans Soleil

    Sans Soleil

    ★★★★★

    Criterion Channel

    Wow!

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★

    Some interesting ideas and enjoyed the child sctors but never clicked for me.