• The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★

    You take the blue pill - you get your Morpheus prequel with a low budget, some solid action, and you enjoy it somewhat because it’s inoffensive.

    You take the red pill - you stay in WachowskiLand, and you see how far deep they can fit their head up their own arse.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    My appreciation grows for this with every viewing. Sure it’s nowhere near perfect but after watching the sequels go down in flames I’m glad it exists.

  • Blood Rage

    Blood Rage

    ★★★

    A movie made entirely so they could say, “that’s not cranberry sauce.”

  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    ★★★½

    I can see where the criticisms are coming from but for me it’s another fun adventure with the classic crew. Does some really interesting soul searching with them but the ending is rather weak. A solid entry for a series that works best as a string of high budget episodes of a miniseries.

  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    ★★★½

    Ends the film series in a perfect note, the right mix of sentiment and adventure. You don’t need to kill your heroes to have an ending.

  • Date Movie

    Date Movie

    ★½

    Need to stop jokingly recommending flicks like this to my Girlfriend.

  • A Karate Christmas Miracle
  • Night Moves

    Night Moves

    ★★★½

    I was on the fence until the ending, up there with A Colt is My Passport as a flick that’s ending is the entire reason for watching.

  • The Score

    The Score

    ★★★

    Mann, this all star cast could have made a stupendous flick but it falls into the trap where the script thinks it’s twist is so clever and cool that the film doesn’t need to continue. But it should have. The ending is great, just as a mid movie turning point. It opens its characters to so many interesting challenges but rolls credits instead of exploring them.

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★

    It’s not so much that the book is better, it’s just that it’s a hazy slow burn that misses some great moments. At least this burn doesn’t canoe. Cheers to that.

  • Hawkeye

    Hawkeye

    ★★½

    This could have been a solid two hour flick but as it stands it’s a long messy unfocused trip through Marvelland. Which is a shame because there’s stuff I really enjoyed in it and as a piece of the larger MCU works really well. Alas Disney cannot figure out how to end these series, and the last episode is a big swing and a miss for me.

  • Old

    Old

    ★½

    Fascinatingly bad.

    There's a certain mystique to a film that is thoughtful, well constructed, but utterly and entirely insufferable. M. Knight has taken perch in that niche with glee. He knows how to make a good movie as evidenced by his early career, and yet he still has zero understanding of how humans emote. Nothing felt like it was happening to real people. Which is really important with such an outlandish premise.