All the Creatures Were Stirring is yet another victim of the anthology format. At times it’s interesting, at other times it’s stories do not work at all, and overall it’s just a very ‘meh’ experience. The first two segments are good, then I hated the rest (including the lame wraparound story and it’s irritating plot mechanic) and I somewhat enjoyed the quirkiness of the last one. Not terrible, but not good either.
A Merrry Friggin' Christmas is a half-hour sitcom episode stretched out into a feature length film. Even though the film's runtime is mercifully short it still feels about 50 minutes too long. The film isn't sure whether it wants to be an R-rated dark comedy or a sweet family Christmas movie and it instead settles directly in the middle for halfhearted results. It's also a depressing waste of Robin William's talent and the film is almost unwatchable when you realize…
Illogically plotted, empty, and ultimately offering nothing new to say about Star Wars, the supposed “finale” to the Skywalker saga is a truly disappointing experience.
I will say this immediately that I am an unabashed fan of what Rian Johnson did in The Last Jedi. This film certainly takes a hard U-turn from that film, but that isn’t even the biggest issue for me. I’m okay with JJ doing something different. That’s his artistic right as a filmmaker. However, he…
Rian Johnson continues to prove himself as one of our generation's most confident and original filmmakers. Thrilling, funny, and thoroughly unpredictable, Knives Out is a blast at the movies. Johnson is especially adept at making genre films that pay respect to established traditions while also subverting tropes to deliver something fresh and unexpected.
Expertly written, impeccably directed, and featuring an A-List cast at their most fun and unrestrained. Toni Collette, Chris Evans, and obviously Daniel Craig stand out. However, it's…