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  • War Dogs

    War Dogs

    ★★½

    Why is this broken up with title cards containing lines of dialogue from the film? What kind of an asshole quotes themselves?

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    Didn’t expect to find myself in the role of defender of this one but here we are. The most I’ve enjoyed a STAR WARS product since the original trilogy in large part because of how human-scaled the drama is. No one is the “chosen one,” no one uses the Force to fling objects about the room, none of the good guys even get to hold a light saber (the only character who’s mystical is the blind guy and his magical…

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★★

    When I was a little kid, growing up solidly middle class, I had a lot of toys. But my parents, mindful of the expanding clutter that comes from the accumulation of “stuff,” presented me with an ultimatum: if I went long enough without playing with my toys then I’d have to get rid of them before I could get any new ones. They didn’t care what I did with them: throw them out, sell them at a yard sale, give…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★½

    Oh good: I was worried this wouldn't have a scene where a large air ship crashes into a major, metropolitan city.