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  • Ronin

    Ronin

    ★★★

    This was one of my dad's favourite movies. Whenever it was on TV, he'd always stop whatever he was doing and watch it. Probably seen bits and pieces of this a dozen times over my life. Two hours of dudes rocking, getting into gun fights and car chases. He loved it every time.

    I miss him.

  • Run

    Run

    ★★★★

    Great movie. Unpopular opinion apparently but I connected more with this than Searching, which I was already a big fan of. I said at the time that Aneesh Chaganty would be a director to watch, and what do you know? I didn't lie!

    Apparently the Letterboxd crowd is lukewarm on this one. I've seen a lot of reactions that could be summed up as "it's a standard sophomore outing." Although Searching is more visibly proficient and innovative at first glance,…

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  • Disobedience

    Disobedience

    ★★★★

    He should have ended on that shot.
    That was what I was telling myself over and over after leaving the theatre. He should have ended on that shot. The one that was the perfect visual culmination of everything the film was trying to say. He should have ended on that shot. But then it kept going for five more minutes.

    As a queer romance drama, Disobedience is not exactly breaking new ground in the same way that recent successes such…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    It's a plain fact that the DC Extended Universe is controversial. People argued about Man of Steel for years, Batman v Superman solidified the divide between hardcore fans and the unconvinced, and Suicide Squad was an outright disaster that the filmmakers claimed catered only to the devoted. DC needed a hero, and they needed it now.

    Well praise the gods and Patty Jenkins, because Wonder Woman is indeed that hero. There's no pseudo-philosophy, toxic characterization or incoherent editing in sight;…