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  • This Is Spinal Tap

    This Is Spinal Tap

    ★★★★★

    If I could turn this review up to 11, I would. Hilarious and quotable and the beginning of a new genre. Everyone is hysterical, especially Michael McKean.

  • The Hitman's Bodyguard

    The Hitman's Bodyguard

    ★★★

    Ryan Reynolds and Sam Jackson aren't the best two action stars, nor are they two hilarious comedians. And while they do have a decent rapport in the film, their chemistry still isn't perfect. There's several funny moments, and Ryan's almost-Deadpool-esque quips aren't too bad. The action is sufficient, often times not good enough to impress but not bad enough to frustrate. It merely exists.

    But the film does get a half-star bonus for the hilarious Salma Hayek. She might be the funniest part of the film.

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  • Deadpool

    Deadpool

    ★★★★½

    There's a right and wrong way to make a Deadpool movie, as this foul-languaged 4th-wall-breaking individual is quite different than many of his counterparts. But I feel like this film is the right way, and they've really nailed the feel of the character while maintaining plenty of humor.

    From the opening credits you quickly learn what kind of film you're in for, and it earns its R-rating immediately. But that's not to say it's extremely violent - this isn't Dredd.…

  • Badlands

    Badlands

    ★★★★★

    Good news! I have found a Malick film I enjoyed!

    I've been rather outspoken against Malick in the past, not necessarily with his films (or him as a person), just with the near-worshiping of him it seems some of his fans practice in. His recent films have been extremely pretentious to me. But Badlands is a different case.

    Being the first film Malick directed, Badlands exudes his wonderful style without sacrificing anything else. Indeed, unlike his recent works which I…