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  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★½

    I'm convinced that Fred Rogers is the closest thing to a legitimate angel this world is likely to ever see.

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★★½

    Viggo Mortensen at probably his best. He really nails the strong simple nature of Tony Lip in a compelling way. The odd couple thing he had with Doc Don was fun, too. Maybe they could have cut a little deeper into the characters. A good watch, though. Unexpected feels from the Dumb and Dumber director.

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★★

    This is easily my favorite film of 2018. I don't even have to look at my lists. I haven't seen many films released in the last 5 years that have had the heart and emotional impact that this film has. And for me personally it checks a lot of boxes for what usually grips me in a story. The writing was superb, and the performance by Elsie Fisher is every bit worth the buzz that has kicked up around her…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    This is Korean Great Gatsby. Until it's not. Or maybe I should say The Great Jack the Ripper? I wish I could read a translation of the script. Aside from excellent casting, the writing was pretty fantastic. Although, it spends the first half setting up the actual premise (probably 45 minutes too long), which you find out an hour and a half in. But once it gets going, it's great until the end. This felt like a director's cut, but…