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  • St. Louis Blues

    St. Louis Blues

    ★★★

    or how the Rev. Woundtootight learned to relax and appreciate that Devil music his son loved.

    This is a fairly straightforward biopic*, that's based so strongly around Haney's father's stubborn refusal to consider his son's music valid, and Haney's increasing need for approval that it really allows the audience member to consider the way understanding of music shifts from generation to generation and community to community--the script is solid, although with music as the central theme, the performances are appropriately…

  • Zombieland: Double Tap

    Zombieland: Double Tap

    ★★½

    “If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”
    -Orson Welles

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    It's sort of tricky to know what to say after this one--on the one hand, I'm pretty sure a lot of other people are articulating things better in their reviews, and on the other hand, I'm still recuperating from the experience of this one. That said, I feel like I should write something, so a few points:

    +I was worried about seeing it in 3D, but the film's color palate is bright enough that it didn't feel like I lost…

  • Lemon

    Lemon

    ★½

    A person could accuse this film of many things, but false advertising isn't one of them.