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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    My main issue with "The Force Awakens" was its reserve. It was conceptually avoidant and hardly attempted the sort of world-building George Lucas was capable of. As stiff and lifeless as Lucas's prequel trilogy turned out to be, it can't be denied that it contained a wealth of fully realized peoples, places, palaces, and planets. While "The Last Jedi" was also a bit hesitant to expand the geography and cultural richness of the Star Wars universe, it boldly embraced a…

  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★½

    But I give Meryl Streep in a caftan five outta five big gay stars.

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  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl

    ★★

    This was one cheesy Danish. And Alicia was good but that role felt like nothingness. Her performance in "Ex Machina" was a better introduction to the qualities that make her interesting.

    Also, Monsieur Hooper gave it his best shot, and I don't doubt his intentions, but I feel like most of the target audience will be able to call his bluff. It's no surprise that the real-life story of Lili and Gerda isn't as straightforward or saccharine as this film.…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    Holy mother of God