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  • Assassination Nation

    Assassination Nation

    ★★★½

    There's a bit in here where two of the characters have a heart to heart talk under sheets. Character A admits one of their secrets, and B tries to be supportive while admitting just how messy this would be for A and anyone involved with it should it ever leak out.
    It's a nice, gentle moment where they let their guard down and show just how harrowing and exhausting their teen lives are. And then it's gone and by the…

  • Attack of the Moon Zombies

    Attack of the Moon Zombies

    ★★

    Retro throwback without zazz. It probably didn't help that the streaming version I watched had a horrific frame stutter/strobing that was not intended (at least in looking at some trailers for the film).
    Part of me appreciates this, an exercise in trying to replicate the tone of a z-grade programmer, complete with an appropriately anemic budget. Downside to that is how crushingly boring it is visually, with blank, cramped hallways and slightly less cramped compartment/rooms. At least back in the day we'd see some nonsense try to pass off a Californian or Nevada park as the wilds of Neptune.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    Due to my schedule, I usually catch a film and then race by bike to work. Getting off the bike, my hands were still trembling. It wasn't a particularly harrowing route. It was Fury Road.

  • American Assassin

    American Assassin

    ★★

    "You don't understand. We trained this guy. He's seen every season of 24, even the tv movies. He's mastered every Splinter Cell game. He can recite Tom Clancy passages from memory. He cannot be photographed unless he is holding a gun. And we gave him that gun."