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  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★★

    The best of the post-Abrams MIs, for sure.

  • Sneakers

    Sneakers

    ★★★½

    Solid, solid first 2/3rds. Unfortunately, doesn't really stick the landing. But I forgive the hole-riddled ending heist sequence and very poorly portrayed villain because of how good the team chemistry is and all the technical setup that takes us up to the blind-date con of Steven Tobelowski's character.

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  • Noah

    Noah

    ½

    "God, what a waste of time."

    This is a really bad film. But here are a few specific reasons, in no particular order.

    1. Russell Crowe
    2. British accents? Just... why?
    3. Sailing the seas of missed opportunity. Here you have the chance to explore what it might be like to be trapped for nine months on a ship with a man who says he's going to kill your babies when they are born. Instead, nah, let's just cut from…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★½

    Interstellar is terribly written, rushed (an amazing thing to say of a 3-hour film), silly, and ultimately collapses under the weight of its own ambition. The dramatic arc of its story makes no sense. The score is a shrill emotional drill instructor that will break you soldier. You_will_feel. Someday someone will cut out half of the after-school-special preamble, the entire off-season-Matt-Damon subplot, figure out how to re-edit the last few scenes so they don’t feel like a slap in the…