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  • Shirkers

    Shirkers

    ★★★★

    A lot of this plays like a fable about a woman who encounters a monster who leeches off and then tries to destroy the artists and creative people he personally will never measure up to because he simply isn't good enough.

    Without going into personal stories, I really understood what Sandi Tan went through and the need to continue finding a creative way (this documentary) to deal with those who try to suck your dreams away.

  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    ★★★★★

    If Oskar Schindler can stick up for oppressed people, then there should be no excuses for anyone else today.

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  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

    "Not to brag, but the good shit still holds up," Spike Lee, at the end of the Q&A for this film.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Seen on 70mm at the Ziegfeld Theater.

    For about 2/3rds of the running time, I was seriously considering the notion that this could be Nolan's best film.

    And then Matt Damon showed up and that last hour becomes an over-written, over-plotted mess, where certain characters become antagonists for no particularly worthwhile reason. Somebody needs to get Christopher Nolan to some screenwriting rehab that will rid him of his addiction to unnecessary plot twists.

    What's frustrating about this is that Nolan…