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  • Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

    Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

    The most significant benchmark for a solid biographical documentary is whether it stokes the viewer’s interest in the world inhabited by the film’s subject. By this standard, director Rory Kennedy’s vibrant and disarming feature, 'Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton', is a robust success. By the time the credits roll, the viewer will almost certainly be awash in dazed awe for the sport of big wave surfing, if they were not already. It helps that the filmmaker’s subject…

  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    Way more fun than it had any right to be, and Jessica Rothe is a way better leading lady / scream queen than I would have ever expected.

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    Hey, look. Someone made a vastly superior PROMETHEUS / ALIEN: COVENANT and it's ironically a sequel to a completely different Ridley Scott sci-fi film.

    Review on Friday.

  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    Holy fucking shit. One of the nastiest, stomach-churning makeup effects I've ever seen.