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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★

    I can't believe I was on board for almost an hour. And then when the film needs to go to another gear and be about something...

    ...it reveals...
    ...that...
    ...it isn't...
    ...about...
    ...anything.

    Ta-da!

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★

    Y’all don’t appreciate how good this Bradley Cooper performance is. Ten, twenty years from now, it will have aged even better.

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  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant

    ★★★★★

    Watched it with my 6-year old. Movie ends. Total silence. He whispers, "That was awesome."

  • The Hidden Fortress

    The Hidden Fortress

    ★★★★★

    This unexpectedly became "family movie night" when my older boy -- he's 8 -- walked into my office and said, "So Star Wars is really about the two droids?" and I said, sort of. I explained that George Lucas had seen Hidden Fortress and liked telling a larger story through the supporting characters. So I showed him the first ten minutes of the movie, reading the subtitles aloud so he could keep up. He loved it. I was worried about…