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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★

    The MCU is fun because you can basically tell a story in any genre, and Winter Soldier is a straight espionage thriller... with the world's most boring poster to boot.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★½

    This entire film is just an instruction manual on how to watch it the second time.

    And yet, it still doesn’t make a lick of sense. Extra half-star this time around though because, goddamn if it isn’t completely original.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★

    I’ve been pontificating for years that Nolan, while exceptional at capturing scale and grandeur, is not at all a competent storyteller (of course Begins and TKD are somewhat exceptional).Tenet is the latest piece of supporting evidence - and it embodies his absolute best tendencies and his absolute worst at a superlative degree.

    The spectacle on display here is overwhelmingly, awesomely mind-bending - some of the most impressive visuals in Nolan’s filmography; it also serves no fucking purpose. Because the storytelling…

  • Run

    Run

    ★★★★★

    I’ve been around this movie as long as anyone, including Sev & Aneesh. I was there when the idea for the film was spawned, I was there during the creative debates, I was there during the conversation that decided this would be their second feature - hell, I was there when Aneesh wrote the first page of the screenplay.

    Leading into production, after countless creative conversations, ideations, and in-depth feedback on early drafts, my feeling was that this movie would be…