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  • The Dark Tower

    The Dark Tower

    “I'm not 100% sure what happens next because I was punching myself in the face when I realized there was an hour left. McConaughey minces around and whispers ominous instructions to humans which COULD lead to some disturbing moments but the PG-13 rating neuters any chance of that. In fact, maybe the most unsettling thing in the movie is Jackie Earle Haley and his outrageous costume which can only be described as "afternoon bouncer at the Man Hole Lounge in…

  • Narc

    Narc

    ★★★

    "I arrive at Regal Brooklyn Center Cinema and immediately notice how dead the place is (except for the outside lighting - it looks like a Branson, MO casino designed by Liberace's Filipino pool boy). There are maybe two cars in the parking lot, no visible humans, and about two feet of snow - perfect. I sample nature's perfect medicine and stagger inside, grinning and slant-eyed, ready for my private screening. I purchase my ticket, grab an orange Fanta, and enter…

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  • Fargo

    Fargo

    ★★★★★

    Let's talk about the films we truly love.

    Our absolute favorites.

    That handful of movies we use as a barometer when judging other films and opinions. They don't have to be considered "classics" or win Academy Awards. They just have to remind us of why we love cinema in the first place. Joel and Ethan Coen's FARGO is one of those movies for me.

    One big reason is the personal connection to the setting. Lifelong Minnesotan here, dontchaknow! And every…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

    First and foremost, Alicia Vikander's performance as Ava is so convincing that I definitely would've ended up in that bunker with Domhnall Gleeson. No doubt in my mind. What a wonderful, smart, and sexy robot.

    I was smitten.

    I'll also add that Oscar Issac's Nathan is an egomaniacal asshole who only hears what he wants - the guy cannnot stop spewing bullshit. His inability to see these robots as anything more than hardware is certainly a bit concerning despite his…