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  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★

    INCEPTION was never actually made, we just all thought it was.

  • First Cow

    First Cow

    ★★★★★

    First cow, last cow, only cow.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is a lot of things you might not expect from a late year “prestige” film. It’s an experiential intimate drama centered on a small story where sensory details matter as much as plot. It’s a catapult for young star Timothée Chalamet (who also shines in this year’s LADY BIRD) and a reinvigoration for Armie Hammer (who feels more at home here than he does in most of his recent attempts at mainstream leading man flicks).…

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★★

    The American blockbuster encourages prolonged adolescence in a way that's become tiresome. Maybe it's because the target demographic for blockbusters is supposedly adolescent males; maybe it's because the PG-13 rating mandated by most blockbusters requires filmmakers and studios to enter an adolescent state of mind to make something appealing to families; or maybe it's because culturally, we have entered a state of mind akin to collective arrested development. Whatever the reason, the American blockbuster is now comprised almost entirely of…