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  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

    The Girl in the Spider's Web

    ★★

    The Girl in the Spider’s Web is an unnecessary revisit to a franchise that died years ago. For airplane novels and Netflix streaming, perhaps there is still some life left in this Nordic noir serial. But as for the big screen, Alvarez and company do nothing to revive the theatrical legacy. The biggest mistake Alvarez makes is not understanding the “Girl” in the film’s title.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★

    Set aside all you know about its myriad production problems, the strong-handed editorial control wielded by the band’s members, and anything else you’ve heard or read about the new film about Queen, called Bohemian Rhapsody, and instead, let the film speak for itself.

    The first thing to know is that it is not a queen biopic. Sure, director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, the X-Men movies) and company run though the standard MTV Behind-the-Scenes tropes that touch on the band’s…

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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★★

    It's long but I was glued to the screen for the entire 154 minutes. Extremely brutal, heartbreakingly beautiful, and one of DiCaprio's best to date. Well deserving of its hard R rating as it's more graphic than any horror movie you'll ever see.

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★★★

    Big, dumb, and stupid but a pure blast from beginning to end! We so dont deserve Jason Statham. It’s not Jaws, but it IS “The Meg!”