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  • Inside Out

    Inside Out

    ★★

    All the worst elements of the overplotted, focus-grouped, self-aware side of Pixar, stuffed into one movie and multiplied by a number so large not even Bing Bong’s bag could hold it.

  • Brave

    Brave

    ★★★★

    Wait... this movie is actually good.

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  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II

    Look, I don’t feel good about panning this movie. It feels like kicking someone when they’re down. Everyone knows it’s over-the-top and full of slow-motion action shots. Everyone knows Ethan Hunt’s character is completely different in this entry and that it abandons the best spy/thriller aspects of the first. Everyone knows the love interest with Thandie Newton is absurd.  And, everyone knows about the doves.

    Some can watch this, knowing these things, and have a good time. I relate to…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★½

    You know what Avengers: Infinity War is at its heart? It can hardly be classified a movie, as there is not much of a beginning, middle, or end. There is no hero’s journey here with an introduction of characters, conflict, and resolution. Instead, it’s a massive, expensive episode of a television series. More specifically, and bear with me here, it’s a giant episode of Dragon Ball Z. Maybe that’s not a bad thing to you. But that’s what it is.…