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  • My Blue Heaven

    My Blue Heaven

    ★★★½

    It’s possible my entire personality through age 12 was forged by some combination of “Star Wars,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Goonies,” “Loverboy,” and “My Blue Heaven.” The muscle memory on that last one is strong and it still cooks. Nora, you crazy for this one.

  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★★

    An actual perfect movie.

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

    What if "The Dark Knight" but Tom Cruise? What if "Skyfall" but "Mission Impossible"? That's "Fallout," the best movie of 2018 thus far and the best action movie since "Mad Max: Fury Road." To use an overdone online parlance, this movie fucks. And from the jump too, with a prologue that combines elements of the first "Mission: Impossible" with a hilarious cameo and the Wikipedia entry to "Rogue Nation" to set the tone for what's to come. "Fallout" is a…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    Watched "The Last Jedi" for the third time (thanks, Netflix) and was even more blown away. This is a pretty obvious masterpiece, the work of a brilliant filmmaker with a point-of-view who then used millions of corporate dollars to make his vision a reality. I would say I can't believe "Star Wars" "fans" don't like this movie, but then I remembered we're on Earth in 2018 and everything is stupid.