Ehh I’m bumping it up to five after watching on the plane just now. (It was between this and Erin Brockovich. Soderbergh really is the king of airplane cinema.) I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, he’s one of the most humane and least condescending populist American filmmakers of my lifetime, and a master of making intricate plots as silky smooth as they are hilarious. What a fun movie.
Book Club: The Next Chapter 2023
The thing they put on Diane Keaton may be the most iconic movie dress since Atonement. Stay through the credits for a legitimately hilarious and heartwarming slideshow of on-location production photos set to an original song sung by all four girlies.
Where the Crawdads Sing 2022
This would have been a pretty good movie had it been made in 1994 and not based on a novel written by someone associated with an unsolved murder. Also: a movie set in marshland where no one’s ever dirty? This is like that Angelina Jolie movie about wildfires where no one ever coughs.