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  • FDR: American Badass!

    FDR: American Badass!

    ★★½

    The first 10 minutes are hilarious.

    After that, it gets pretty bad.

  • Beloved

    Beloved

    ★★★★½

    "You your best thing, Sethe. You are."
    "Me? Me?"

    RIP Jonathan Demme.

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  • David Lynch: The Art Life

    David Lynch: The Art Life

    ★★★½

    Lynch mostly tells stories that I've already heard him tell in person and in countless interviews, though I appreciated his memories of his parents; his confession that he once defiantly walked out of a Bob Dylan concert; and how he reveals that during the making of Eraserhead, after his brother and father told him to quit the movie and get a real job, he went to his bedroom and burst into tears -- "because they didn't understand."

    I also liked seeing Lynch play with his daughter and swear while painting.

  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies

    ★★★★½

    I am not sure yet if this is a masterpiece, but based on my first viewing, I can say with certainty that it is a great, exceptionally well-made film, with all-around great acting, great cinematography, great editing and great screenwriting. It's wonderful to see Tom Hanks giving such a commanding and charismatic lead performance in a movie again. He really carries us through this complex story, and we fear for him every step of the way as he makes his…