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  • The BFG

    The BFG

    ★★

    Why Spielberg? Why! Why did you make a two hour children's movie with no plot? Not that I demand an adult narrative for The BFG but nothing happens. I feel no stakes, I feel no wonderment and you don't give me Rafe Spall until the third act! I mean there's good film making, some fluid one takes that we expect for Spielberg and Janusz but you cast Bill Hader as a giant and I can't even tell which one is…

  • Orange County

    Orange County

    ★★

    Why does one choose to watch Orange County? It's the kind of movie made to be played on Comedy Central because it's very short, basic premise, vignette-esque and you can jump in at any point. I'd consider myself a fan of high school/college comedies and with a stacked cast of comedy legends (Catherine O'Hara, Lily Tomlin), comedy up and comers (Jack Black) and general charmers (Colin Hanks) I assumed this would be a delightful watch. Alas, this short story of…

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  • 25th Hour

    25th Hour

    ★★★★½

    As a lover of Spike Lee Joints I was always hesitant of 25th Hour. Sure I love Edward Norton whether he's playing Smoochy or a Neo Nazi but a Spike Lee movie with a mostly white cast kept me skeptical. While I still haven't found out what motivated Lee to make it, I'm very glad he did. The film follows Monty, a former drug dealer, on his last free night before going to prison for 7 years. The story is…

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★½

    A Men's Rights Activist's wet dream.