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  • Oculus

    Oculus

    ★★★½

    Probably the best editing I've ever seen in a horror film. Such flawless cross-cutting between timelines amps up the psychological battery as it unfolds.

    Hush is leaps and bounds better than this one, but I'm definitely sold on this guy. Flanagan might be Netflix's biggest weapon and I can't wait to see his other stuff.

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★½

    What made Whiplash and La La Land so special was the director's obvious affinity for music.

    When you strip that away, go more cerebral, and tell a story Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff already basically covered, you're left with something, but not worth talking about.

    I respect Chazelle attempting to distance himself from his background, especially with the tense flight sequences, but I've already started forgetting about this one.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I seriously can't believe Warner Brothers put a film about a messiah figure dying then being resurrected out on Easter weekend.

    Takes the term "American Gods" to a whole new level.

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ★★★

    Welcome to the sideshow act of the DC Extended Universe where The Joker is butchered and pop classics are sprinkled so throughly throughout that they lose all sonic sensibility.

    And yet I gave it 3 stars.

    There's plenty wrong with this film, but its not a bad one (just like the antiheroes at play here). The ensemble is mostly great especially Margot Robbie, Will Smith, and Jay Hernandez; however, they can't save Jared Leto from unleashing the worst interpretation of…