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  • Goodbye Christopher Robin

    Goodbye Christopher Robin

    ★★

    Not all that insightful. Not all that heartwarming. Not a terrible film, but one that's so innocuous that one wonders why they would even bother in the first place. It has only been a week and outside of Curtis' annoying penchant for zoomed-in close-ups I struggle to recall anything of note.

  • The Foreigner

    The Foreigner

    ★★★

    Most of the film is Pierce Brosnan trying to track down Jackie Chan's John Rambo-eque grieving father, and the action sequences are few and far between, but this actually isn't that bad of a movie. Brosnan has more to chew on here as the ostensible lead (with much more screen time than Jackie) than he's had in his more recent, dreadful efforts, and the subdued tone feels just the right speed for Chan and director Martin Campbell. This wasn't what I thought it was going to be going in, but it turned out to still be pretty good for what it is.

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  • Brigsby Bear

    Brigsby Bear

    ★★★★★

    I don't think this has ever happened to me, but ten minutes after watching Brisgby Bear and thinking back on how lovely it was, I burst into uncontrollable tears on my walk home. Handily one of the most complex and life affirming films of the year and proof that sometimes that the world is not a cold, dead place. It's also dope as shit.

  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    A predictable, tiresome, straight to VOD worthy story (just like many that already dot the VOD wastelands) that only works if you've never seen a survivalist thriller in your life told with pointless American indie movie sheen. Boring and useless from first frame to its unintentionally hilarious last frame. Decent performances and almost painfully rehearsed, but good looking cinematography save this from a zero star burial. It's the kind of film that thinks you're an idiot. The drop in quality from Krisha to this is akin to winning the lottery and then being forcibly given a back alley lobotomy.