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  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★½

    opening this with Linkin Park + Jay-Z is the most mid-00s shit

  • Starman

    Starman

    ★★½

    Carpenter does Spielberg. it has heart for sure, but not his best for sure

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  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Y Tu Mamá También

    ★★★½

    which studio exec watched this and decided they should let this guy direct a Harry Potter movie

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★

    One of the perennial debates about the Alien series is whether Ridley Scott's original or James Cameron's sequel is superior. The fact that it's even up for debate should be a testament to the sequel's quality. It's undeniably bigger than the original, as the plural form in the title indicates.

    Aliens is the gold standard in how to do a sequel well. Going in another direction instead of trying to replicate what made the original successful was the right move,…