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  • The Ron Clark Story

    The Ron Clark Story

    ★★

    I wish I knew physiologically what was taking place inside my body as I am simultaneously repulsed by the gross display of the white savior myth and moved to near tears by the depiction of Clark's compassion.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    ★★★★½

    The oddball of the franchise, Freddy's Revenge is the only installment that does not expand the mythology of its titular dream stalker, or continue an existing narrative with familiar characters or story lines. It uses Nancy Thompson's old house and her diary, but only as anchors, and a nebulous excuse for why Freddy is now tormenting Jesse Walsh, a young teen whose family just bought the property for a song. When I first saw this thirty years ago I hated…

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★½

    It's only been four days and I'm already tired of arguing with people about Guardians Of The Galaxy. So I say fuck this movie right in its 92% Rotten Tomatoes-approved-fresh ass. Sorry, does that offend you? Here you go, here's the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack to listen to while you read the rest of the review; apparently that can make everything better.

    People like to criticize Hollywood for making the same movie over and over again. Apparently some of those same…

  • Clouds of Sils Maria

    Clouds of Sils Maria

    ★★★★★

    You can tell after the first ten minutes of watching Clouds Of Sils Maria that it is not a Hollywood production; one, because Juliette Binoche's character Maria is still alive, and two, because Kristen Stewart is actually allowed to act, and she's pretty great at it by the way.

    In yet another year of middling roles for women, Sils Maria is a dream come true. Masterfully directed by Olivier Assayas, the film centers on an aging actress preparing to play…