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  • The Old Dark House

    The Old Dark House

    ★★★

    A fun film that loses a bit of steam in the last quarter due to it becoming a lot of talking and clumsy fight choreography. Still, the restoration is amazing and all of actors are fully committed to their parts. Plus, it has some genuinely creepy moments.

  • Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia!

    ★★½

    This is not a good movie. But, I didn't *hate* this movie. It's like a sloppy but enjoyable community theater production where everyone is trying really hard and seems to be having fun. So, guh fuh them.

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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★½

    McDonagh is such a playwright it's almost funny. The movie belongs on the stage. Not that it's "stage-bound" but it makes more sense as a play. As a film, it takes on an "importance" that it doesn't earn. It seems to be making a bigger statement than I think it's trying to make. Like, as a play it would exist in and of itself, but as a major motion picture it can only be placed within the current social and…

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★½

    A spectacularly uneven film, Edwards' "Godzilla" falls into the trap so many attempts at updating a popular franchise fall into - it tries to appeal to fans while also creating something new. The result is a film that's never sure what story it wants to tell or where it wants the audience's attention at any given moment. The end product is less than the sum of its parts, because the parts *are* wonderfully realized. The monsters are interesting, their interactions…