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  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    ★★★★½

    "If it ain't broke...", they say, and there's a good reason why. I'm all in for new approaches and different ways to bring the classics into the modern world. The material is so rich and there's plenty of room for creativity. Kurzel's Macbeth is a recent example of a film being faithful to the source but also taking a modern artistic approach which works and its bloody gorgeous.

    But often times people think that keeping the original dialogue is enough.…

  • Romeo + Juliet

    Romeo + Juliet

    I'd feel sorry for young Claire and Leo but they both survived this postmodern load of crap.

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    "Don't you think maybe they are the same thing, love and attention?"

    Yes it's a girl in high school and she has a best friend and there are boyfriends and the first time she has sex and college applications and even a prom before the end.

    No, it's nothing like the typical teen comedy drama. This is a movie where a girl says "I wish that you liked me" and the mom says "of course I love you" and the…

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    ★★★

    Watching a Linklater movie feels like hanging out with a friend. You talk about things, share your thoughts, mandaine or deep and everything in between. It's all nice and you're having a good time. And then this dude shows up and he can't stop talking about that documentary he just watched and you're like: Dude, do you mind? We were having a conversation.