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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★

    Finally I'm going to know what it's like to be Sam Van Hater or Contrarian Josh. (Coming 7/17 on Filmspotting #641.)

    Something I forgot to mention... one of the other, far less obvious, musical elements to the movie is Kevin Spacey's mellifluous line readings. It's subtle but he's so rhythmic that he's almost singing.

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★

    Filmspotting Madness Champion (TM) Michael Fassbender almost compensates for the shoddy storytelling.

    Almost.

    Considered here on episode #635.

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  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    ★★★★★

    Everyone is going to get so sick of me talking about this movie.

  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    ★★★★★

    Forget finally confronting "Upstream Color," or the eventual Sacred Cow conversation about "2001"... Having completed my "Before Sunrise/Sunset" homework, I can't imagine anything more daunting than seeing and discussing "Midnight." I find I'm utterly incapable of talking about these films in a rational, analytical way. Remember Ebert's joyous opening to his "Almost Famous" review?

    Oh, what a lovely film. I was almost hugging myself while I watched it.

    That's me with "Sunrise/Sunset", except instead of an impulse to hug myself,…