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  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond

    ★★½

    Eh, it's fine, but as is the case with most modern blockbusters, it's nothing more than a bunch of CGI nonsense and slick, incomprehensible action sequences. It's also completely forgettable in every way. While it's a perfectly passable piece of entertainment, I can safely say that this Trek reboot series is absolutely not for me.

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    ★★★★½

    I pretty much loved this one. It's easily one of the most sumptuous and sensual films I've seen in quite a while (not to mention one of the sexiest). The film practically oozes with desire and longing, which explodes in some rather explicit sex scenes. Thankfully, it has much more to offer than just lurid spectacle; I found the twisty, labyrinthine plot utterly compelling, and it is perfectly complemented by the unconventional narrative structure. Plus, the film is playful and…

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★½

    Not bad, but this movie is far more impressed with itself than I could ever be.

  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL

    ★★★★

    Utterly delightful. One of the most joyous films this side of Singin' in the Rain.