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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

    What a major accomplishment...brutal, exciting, poignant, and just about everything that everyone's been saying about it. Some quips about some pacing in the first half but they're pretty minor. 

    Love this vision of the near future. Everything happening in this movie is already happening now, it's just happening in a much more significant way. And this movie is a major step forward in terms of onscreen representation, and the representation doesn't even draw too much attention to itself.

    Children of (X) Men.

  • Small Crimes

    Small Crimes

    ★★★★

    Before The Devil Knows You're In A Blue Ruin. 

    90 minute crime noir thrillers are my bread and butter and this is perfectly in that sweet spot. Waldau is perfectly cast as the toxic douchebag who coasts by on his good looks and charming lies- it's clear that he can't help himself; he doesn't even know when he's telling the truth or not. Bringing in some actual Axis II personality disorder stuff into the mix was a fascinating move, and…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Daisy Ridley is my hero.

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    My most highly anticipated movie since last year's It Follows. Green Room came on my radar around the time Blue Ruin was released, and shot way to the top of it when those clips and trailers started surfacing. A siege movie featuring a PC DC punk band against neo nazi skinheads? So up my alley. And of particular importance to me as an aging, now grown up former DC area punk kid.

    Green Room first and foremost gets that particular…