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  • Man Down

    Man Down

    ★½

    A very good Shia LaBeouf performance is wasted in Man Down thanks to writing and directing (Dito Montiel responsible for both, although at least he can share partial blame on the script with Adam G. Simon) that have no idea what they’re doing. The blindingly messy film works through at least four different timelines with absolutely no clarity or concern for the audience watching the movie, who can’t possibly get any kind of foothold on what the heck is actually…

  • Miss Sloane

    Miss Sloane

    ★★★

    With its imitation Sorkin writing and imitation House of Cards aesthetic, Miss Sloane comes off like people who saw something they thought was really cool and did their best to emulate it. Directed by John Madden, it’s watchable stuff, in no small part thanks to a very solid performance from Jessica Chastain (reuniting with her The Debt director) that ably holds the entire film on her shoulders, but overall the film isn’t anything particularly memorable. With its gun control plot…

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  • The To Do List

    The To Do List

    ½

    My To Do List:

    01. Invent time travel.
    02. Go back in time.
    03. Stop myself from ever seeing this movie.

  • Mortdecai

    Mortdecai

    ½

    It's January so fuck it, right?