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  • The Meyerowitz Stories

    The Meyerowitz Stories

    ★★★

    Baumbach continues his most recent winning streak (oh, wait, don't call it a streak, sorry, L.J.), one that really shows no signs of slowing down. As is the case with many of his films, the writing itself is just as noteworthy as the direction, though I wouldn't want to discount what he does with the camera, as the closeups we see throughout do add to the intimacy that really is needed to make this film succeed. With the critical success…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★½

    An admirable patience, even if there may be a bit too much room at times, that functions as many great sci-fi films in the past have: by using the characters and unfamiliar to ask the viewer to confront questions about the human condition, and it does so in a way that serves as an inverse of the original.

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  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    ★★

    Still wrestling with parts of this, but my biggest hurdle is distinguishing how much I admire it and how much I actually like what the film is doing or the ideas at which it probes. The first portion I can answer pretty confidently, the visual style serving to accentuate the experience and give the viewer a closeness to Saul and his thought process, while also kind of carrying us through the film, the second portion I'm less sure about. The…

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool

    ★½

    The cinematic equivalent of spending an afternoon with a loud fourteen year old bronie inside of a Hot Topic.