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  • The Main Event

    The Main Event

    ★★★

    So Babs made a boxing movie in '79 & I'm just hearing about this now. Most critics hated this film with the firey heat of a thousand suns but who am I to let a little thing like that stop me?

    There's high concept & then there's Babs finding out the only way she can pay her bills is via a boxer her accountant bought with her dough in a tax scam before he embezzled the rest of her $$$ & ran off…

  • Always Shine

    Always Shine

    ★★★½

    Streamed Sophia Takal's ALWAYS SHINE on The Criterion Channel, which was written by her hubby Lawrence Michael Levine. Though no BLACK BEAR, it's still a trippy, thrilling 3 WOMEN-like character study of 2 female frenemies featuring mind-blowing turns by Mackenzie Davis & Caitlin FitzGerald.

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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★½

    Visually impressive, with top notch stunt driving, editing, music, & sound design. But it's all just a shell for an utterly vacuous experience, "full of sound & fury, signifying nothing."

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    The polecats sequence is one of the most intricately executed (& most undeniably thrilling!) pieces of action filmmaking I've ever seen.