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  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★½

    Teaser comes out: I can't believe their reason for doing this totally unnecessary fourth movie is a googly-eyed plastic fork. How low the Pixar folks have fallen!

    Movie comes out: Forky is the best new Pixar character! I wish there was more of him. I wish the entire damn movie revolved around him and him alone!

    And yes, we're trash. But what's important is that we're each other's trash.

  • Travels with My Aunt

    Travels with My Aunt

    ★★★

    Douglas Slocombe, John Box and Anthony Powell (all recognized by the Academy with Powell winning for his great costumes) class up the proceedings with their strong technical work but there is a lack of comedic energy on Cukor's part that prevents the film from becoming more interesting and exciting. Maggie Smith's broad performance is certainly memorable but I far preferred its quieter emotional moments to the more overacted comic ones.

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's been a frustrating couple of days since I watched the film - even though I really did like it very much and found a lot of the filmmaking to be thoroughly impressive, I can't help but mostly think about the things that failed to resonate with me and that I felt could've been improved to make the film into a masterwork so many have been praising. Part of that is due to incredibly high expectations which were not quite…