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  • The Mule

    The Mule

    ★★½

    It’s alright. The arc is nothing new and Eastwood still has a certain charm in some scenes. More than a little pandering in spots, but what can you expect from an 80 year old auteur? A safe flick with good intentions.

  • Still Walking

    Still Walking

    ★★★½

    Ozu-zu-zu...Oda-da-da...

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★½

    As a massive fan of Frances Ha / GG , my lukewarm reception of Lady Bird has me in an existential tailspin. It's perfectly fine, and Saoirse Ronan emulates Gerwig so well it's ridic. Outside the titular character and writing, Gerwig's presence behind the scene is almost invisible. Her take on the universal coming of age tale is peppered with intensely specific scenes to the era of 2002 Sacremento, that when fueled by her layered cast, not much else is…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★

    A languid thriller that attempts to add gravitas and meaning through its direct nods to sociopolitical anxieties and subtle artistic flourishes. The moments where these choices works are sparse, and it is a shame, given the talent from the three leads.

    I feel like the reception of this film can be paired accordingly to the male leads. One group will attach themselves to an interpretation that sticks, eagerly running in all directions to reach a conclusion that speaks to them.…