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  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★★

    "Ain't nobody good right now."

    The kids are alright...and not alright. Maybe it’s the repeated use of the Dinah Washington tune but I think ole’ Trey has KILLER OF SHEEP on the mind here. A collection of difficult truths about the modern American family. Must admit that it reaches a sort of nadir in the middle, but the back half is sublime. Kind of the perfect movie for me to watch today, as lately I have been having this thought…

  • Deep Blue Sea

    Deep Blue Sea

    ★★★

    “...as a side effect, the sharks got smarter.” 

    “You stupid bitch.” 

    This is a special movie- possibly the last action movie of the 90’s. So ridiculous- a B movie with a B cast, plus LL Cool J doing the end credits song and surviving against all odds, just like he did H20. Also I think you can count this as a DIE HARD knockoff- it’s DIE HARD with sharks!

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  • Meet Joe Black

    Meet Joe Black

    ★★½

    Here’s a movie where Brad Pitt speaks in patois for at least five minutes and Anthony Hopkins continually kisses his two adult daughters on the lips. 

    For such a gorgeous looking movie (Hey Emmanuel Lubezki!) this is so fucking long and begging for parody. But the ending is very nice. Thomas Newman also does a lot of heavy lifting here. And wow is this the moment in the culture when people discovered the ukulele “Over The Rainbow” cover? I think…

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★½

    “Time is luck.”