2 Stars (Disappointing)

Some aspect is handled poorly enough that it gets in the way of an otherwise decent film. I really wanted to like these but just didn’t. Bummer. But I’m glad I tried.

The Void

Posted in Movies | Begun 04/07/2017
The Void

Bitterly disappointing.

Read More »

Independence Day: Resurgence

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/16/2016
Independence Day: Resurgence

Read More »

Collateral Beauty

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/16/2016
Collateral Beauty

Read More »

High Rise

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/02/2016
High Rise

Read More »

The Dressmaker

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/02/2016
The Dressmaker

Read More »

Elle

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/23/2016
Elle

Read More »

The Lobster

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/16/2016
The Lobster

Read More »

The Monster

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/11/2016
The Monster

Read More »

The Girl on the Train

Posted in Movies | Begun 10/07/2016
The Girl on the Train

Read More »

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Posted in Movies | Begun 09/23/2016
The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Ain’t nothin’ modern about this retread.

Read More »

The Dog Lover

Posted in Movies | Begun 07/08/2016
The Dog Lover

What could have been a thoughtful and persuasive argument devolved into biased agenda-pushing.

Read More »

Branded

Posted in Movies | Begun 07/05/2016
Branded

Read More »

Swiss Army Man

Posted in Movies | Begun 07/01/2016 • Updated 07/08/2016
Swiss Army Man

Her meets Cast Away meets Weekend at Bernie’s with a splash of Where the Wild Things Are.

Read More »

The Neon Demon

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/24/2016
The Neon Demon

Gloriously executed but I fear we’re losing Nicolas Winding Refn.

Read More »

The Boss

Posted in Movies | Begun 04/07/2016
The Boss

Falls into the “overlong SNL skit” trap, but I still love ’em and will be back for another go.

Read More »

Zoolander 2

Posted in Movies | Begun 02/12/2016
Zoolander 2

[Not] so hot right now.

Read More »

The 5th Wave

Posted in Movies | Begun 01/21/2016
The 5th Wave

There’s so much wrong here – and the true shame of it is, there could have been so much right (think Jupiter Ascending).

Read More »

Anomalisa

Posted in Movies | Begun 01/15/2016
Anomalisa

Rich, wonderful, and lasting… but only in retrospect.

Read More »

I’ll See You In My Dreams

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/29/2015
I’ll See You In My Dreams

Read More »

Results

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/07/2015
Results

Let’s pop over to The Rover, shall we?

Read More »