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  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★★★

    Yes, it’s a little annoying that we’re still getting dark and gritty reboots of origin stories 15 years later. Not everything needs to be explained! However, this movie is still imitated for a reason. It told an origin story that actually merited telling, and it did it so damn well. The cast is terrific, and I’ve even come around on Katie Holmes here A decade and a half after the TomKat couch-jumping backlash, you see a performance that did not…

  • Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

    Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

    ★★★★

    Necessary viewing, especially if like me you were mainly familiar with Epstein through batshit right-wing social media comments and articles that barely seemed to touch the surface of his many crimes.

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  • Secret Obsession

    Secret Obsession

    ★★★

    I still haven’t watched Mudbound or Roma, but within a day of Netflix releasing Secret Obsession, I made sure I watched Brenda Song limp around a house with a duct-taped broken foot.

  • Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

    Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

    ★★★★½

    Nearly passed this one up because I’m hardly a sports fan, and so glad I did not! This is completely compelling even to those who don’t follow sports but knew the basics about the football player accused of murder. I’m trying to tell people uninterested in sports that they should watch. It’s not working so far, but I’ll keep on trying! 

    It’s been nearly ten years, and the sight of Jose Baez still makes me retch. If Netflix ever does a deep dive into the Casey Anthony trial, then I dread having to sit through more of that man!